Robert Downey Jr reprises his role as Tony Stark, the witty, insomnolent Industrialist who's alter ego, IRON MAN, champions the downtrodden & abused, constantly asking himself the question: "Am I IRON MAN or is IRON MAN me?"
Tony Stark's glib dismissal of a scientist's idea that would have gotten him in on the ground floor of an incredible breakthrough, comes back to haunt not only him,but the love of his life & his voice of reason Penny Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow).
This installment brings to the screen, IRON MANS comic book foe ,Mandarin, the head of a terrorist organization that strikes globally.
This 3rd installment is spirited, clever & action-packed. Tony Stark's humor is front & center. Robert Downey Jr has a way of delivering a line, that simply defines the word snarky. It's razor sharp.
Don Cheadle is once again in the role of Colonel Rhodes, aka Iron Patriot, the liaison between IRON MAN & the government. He & Stark have some laugh out loud tete a tetes, which added warmth & a sense of comaraderie to the storyline.
There was action galore & the special effects were absolutely amazing.
It even managed to throw a few plot-line curve balls. Ben Kingsley's performance being one of them.
Their were a couple of scenes that bordered on throw away scenes. One at the beginning of the movie, involving a plane and one nearly at the end. they were just superfluous & over the top.
All in all, IRON MAN 3 was great fun. I really don't think that it would have been nearly as good without Robert Downey Jr. He is definitely IRON MAN. His perfect blend of wit, vulnerability & sexiness, pulls you into the story and makes you believe.
So plunk down a few bucks this weekend, if you just want to have some rollicking good fun for a few hours & laugh your ass off & also see some fantastic special effects and on top of that a clever story. If you look behind you, I will probably be there for a second helping of snarky!