Iron Man 3 Review



Photo Credit: MARVEL

Sydney Rogalsky, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Well, the long-awaited release of the “conclusion” to the Iron Man trilogy has finally arrived. If I had to summarize the movie in one word: “awesome”.
Honestly, it was far from what I was expecting. I had no idea that it would be verging on political, what with a “terrorist” threatening to kill the president! I didn’t expect there to be human bombs left and right. I didn’t expect superhumans at every turn. And I certainly didn’t expect Tennessee.
Oh, but every twist and turn delivered. Iron Man 3 packed quite the punch. There was not a dull moment. I sat there on the edge of my seat the entire film. I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the screen.
Let me just say, Pepper in the suit—I was not expecting that. It was, however, probably the coolest scene I have ever witnessed. Props to the awesome super-ladies of Marvel. Gwenyth Paltrow was phenomenal.
The effects and pyrotechnics in this final installment of the trilogy were out of this world. I would even go so far as to say they were better than those of both of the previous films combined. 10/10 for special effects, no joke.
The cinematography was gorgeous, as is to be expected from Marvel movies. Every angle was perfect, the lighting was fantastic, the choreography was outstanding.
This movie was full of one-liners (“Well, I panicked, but then I handled it.” –The Mandarin) and jokes (“What’s your password?” “WARMACHINEROX. Don’t laugh.”) and physical comedy like you wouldn’t believe! Anything and everything was joking material, and it was done beautifully.
The final fight scene, though, is what really makes this movie, the superhero movie to watch this year. I’m about to give away a major spoiler so be warned: 40 suits in one place fighting a battle against the invincible bad guys? Awesome.
Overall, Iron Man 3 earns five stars out of five. Unbeatable. Genius. Outstanding. Wonderful. Awesome.
Things to watch for: Stan Lee’s cameo (hilarious) and the closing scene after the credits. I warn you, it’s after the rolling credits so you’ll be waiting a little bit, but it’s worth it. Oh, and the reason I put the word ‘conclusion’ in quotes before?