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Iron Man 3

By AP KRYZA
Going dark, as superhero movies are wont to do in the third round, without losing its charm, Iron Man 3 emerges as a top-tier superhero yarn that emphasizes something too often forgotten by its brethren: Comic-book movies are supposed to be fun. Here, our hero (the great Robert Downey Jr.) squares off against an Osama bin Laden-type villain known as the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), a deranged scientist (Guy Pearce) and an army of super soldiers. In reuniting Downey with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director Shane Black, Marvel has managed yet another home run in a series of blockbuster gambits. In Black—the man who invented the banter-driven buddy-cop genre with Lethal Weapon—Marvel has finally found a writer who can convey Stark’s gift for fast talk and self-deprecating barbs. He’s populated his film with loquacious henchmen, slapstick sight gags and enough putdowns to fuel 1,000 celebrity roasts. In keeping Stark out of his armor for much of the film, Black has crafted a superhero film that harks back to the golden years of summer action. Iron Man 3 isn’t just a fine superhero film. It isn’t just a fine action flick, either. It’s a film that embraces a mold before completely breaking it with out-of-left-field twists and turns that keep the viewer engaged and chuckling with alarming frequency.
 
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Science fiction
  • Release Date: Friday, April 26, 2013
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Critic's Score: A-
  • Starring: Robert Downey [Tony Stark/Iron Man], Gwyneth Paltrow [Pepper Potts], Don Cheadle [Rhodey Rhodes], Guy Pearce [], Ben Kingsley [], Rebecca Hall [], James Badge Dale [Eric Savin], Jon Favreau [Happy Hogan], Stephanie Szostak []
  • Directed by: Shane Black [Director], Shane Black [Screenwriter], Drew Pearce [Screenwriter], Kevin Feige [Producer], Jon Favreau [Executive Producer], Louis D'Esposito [Executive Producer], Alan Fine [Executive Producer], Stan Lee [Executive Producer], Charles Newirth [Executive Producer], Victoria Alonso [Executive Producer], Stephen Broussard [Executive Producer], Dan Mintz [Executive Producer], John Toll [Cinematographer], Bill Brzeski [Production Design], Jeffrey Ford [Film Editor], Peter Elliot [Film Editor], Louise Frogley [Costume Designer]
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