Thursday, May 2, 2013

Iron Man 3 Review - 3 Stars

Robert Downey Jr. kicks off the summer movie season with a third adventure of the inventor and his computer savvy flying suit.   Fans will delight that episode three sticks to the formula.  Downey wisecracks his way through the movie, most notably when he looks at a cute kid and tells him he loved his work in “A Christmas Story.”   The suit comes out in the service of fighting “The mandarin” a frightening international terrorist played by Ben Kingsley.  Gweneth Paltrow returns as faithful sidekick Pepper.  Don Cheadle as Iron Man’s fellow patriot.  Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall begin the story in a flashback to New Year’s Eve 1999, which lays the seeds for the events of Christmas, 2012.  Technology drives the Iron Man series, paving the way for a string of special effects and explosions, a daring rescue of dozens of passengers sucked into the sky from Air Force One, and the ultimate rescue of the President of the United States.  Shakespeare it ain't, but fun it is.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Summer movie super hero adventure.  Is it entertaining?  Non stop action.  Is it worth the price of admission?  For summer movie superhero fans.