'Iron Man 3' Review: Our Super Hero Is Back & He's Better Than Ever
Mr. Iron Man needs a Xanax. He gets panic attacks, how cool is that?
Our super hero has major angst and that's what makes him so lovable and so very human. That, and of course Robert Downey Jr., who once again brings the brilliant, brash, billionaire, inventor, Tony Stark aka Iron Man to life on the big screen and he absolutely KILLS it!
What makes "Iron Man 3" so unique is that it's not only the culmination of the first two films, but it's also a follow-up to 'Marvel's "The Avengers" - making it a sequel to two different movies.
In ''The Avengers," Stark faced a world-changing event, that not only included seeing the powers of other superheroes, but also having a portal to another world opened above his head.
To put it mildly, the dude is extremely freaked out by these events. In fact, the mere mention of New York City sends him into a panic. We're talking heart palpations, cold sweats and dizziness. It's hard being a super hero with those symptoms. Luckily Stark hasn't lost his sense of humor.
Of course he doesn't sleep and spends most of his nights tinkering with his Iron Men suits, even though his girlfriend Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) is keeping his bed warm.
It's more than obvious that Tony is hiding behind his toys - it's where he feels safe and in control.
But that very quickly changes when our hero's personal world is destroyed by an enemy whose reach knows no bounds and forces Stark to embark on a harrowing quest to find those responsible.
With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices - relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Tony discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: Does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
To say anymore would spoil the fun and believe me; "Iron Man 3" directed by Shane Black, is so much FUN.
Black wrote the film with Drew Pearce ("Sherlock Holmes 3") and the dialogue is pitched perfect.
As is the rest of the cast including: Bad guys, Guy Pearce (Aldrich Killian) and Ben Kingsley (The Mandarin). Good guys: Don Cheadle (Col. James Rhodey Rhodes, Tony's BBF) and Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan) and Rebecca Hall as brainy/beautiful scientist, Maya Hansen.
"Iron Man 3" is a funny, exciting, thrilling movie that definitely won't disappoint fans or anyone else for that matter.
I gave this film, which opens in theatres Friday May 3, 2013, the highest bagel score possible - 5 out of 5 and guess what folks? John was right up there with me with his bagel score...well almost!
Check out our video to see what he thought and of course, for more of our witty banter.