Iron Man 3 is an American superhero film centred on the Marvel character Iron Man. When his world is torn apart by a terrorist, Tony Stark must find those responsible and find retribution. With John Favreau away from the directors chair, Shane Black attempts to rekindle the charming and the charismatic Robert Downey Jr. we all saw in the first installment. My first thought after the film (during the ridiculously long credits waiting for a very pointless end credit sequence) was that lacked a strong plot, character depth and a decent villain. The film for me was just a film about nothing. This was supposed to be a film about Iron Man, but it turned out to be about Tony Stark. As they referenced back to The Avengers a lot, it made no attempt to move a long the universe as it should have. The only savior of the film was it’s ability to take a comedic turn once in a while. It’s for sure not worth a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Final note: Why is the villain for a film produced on a budget of $200 million, named after a citric fruit?
“Mr Stark, today is the first day of what’s left of your life”.- The Mandarin