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Film REVIEW: Iron Man 3 (2013) - ★★★★★

Updated: Nov 29, 2023

Director: Shane Black

Writer: Shane Black, Drew Pearce

based on Iron Man by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby

Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, William Sadler, Miguel Ferrer, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Themes: Terrorist, Billionaire, Marvel Cinematic Universe

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

It is the sequel to Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010), and the seventh film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

It received positive reviews from critics, with praise for its action sequences, Black's direction, and Downey's performance, though there was criticism for its portrayal of the Mandarin.


Jan (Age 12): ★★★★★

"I loved this film!! The main characters (Tony Stark, Colonel Rhodes, and Pepper) were all amazing! There were lots of things I enjoyed about this movie; I enjoyed the Mandarin turning out to be an actor, I think that multiple Iron Man suits are awesome, and Harley was pretty funny at times as well. Aldrich Killian was making some weird new version of people, they were kinda creepy, as they could breath fire and melt stuff. Aldrich also made 'the mandarin', a figure he used to make people believe was behind all this terrorism. There were some confusing parts of this movie though; this is not the last film Tony Stark (Iron Man) is in but he blew up all his suits, Pepper survives a 200 foot drop, and why would Rhodes change the name 'War Machine' to 'Iron Patriot'. The brilliant characters and the great storyline, is what made this film so good! 'My Favourite character top of this movie' is:

1. Tony Stark (Iron Man)

2. Colonel Rhodes (Iron Patriot/War Machine)

3. The goofy actor behind 'the mandarin'

Overall, I think that phase two of the infinity saga has started brilliantly! Hopefully 'Thor: the dark world' will be just as good as this film!"

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Mix Up Theatre Movie Chart Position: #547


Like this? Try these!....

  1. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - #45 - ★★★★★

  2. Avengers: Endgame (2019) - #70 - ★★★★★

  3. Avatar (2009) - #97 - ★★★★★

  4. The Avengers (2012) - #147 - ★★★★

  5. Iron Man (2008) - #179 - ★★★★

  6. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - #181 - ★★★★

  7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) - #193 - ★★★★

  8. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - #437 - ★★★★

  9. Dune (2021) - #453 - ★★★★

  10. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) - #484 - ★★★★

For more Marvel goodies make your way through the Marvel Cinematic Universe . Then for more sci-fi action you can always check out Avatar, Star Wars and Dune.

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