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Iron Man 3

Published August 25, 2013

Iron Man 3

Film info

  • Title Iron Man 3
  • Director Shane Black
  • Year 2012
  • Run time 2hrs 10m
  • Genres Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
  • Tagline Unleash the power behind the armour

When Tony Stark/Iron Man finds his entire world reduced to rubble, he must use all his ingenuity to survive, destroy his enemy and somehow protect those he loves. But a soul-searching question haunts him: Does the man make the suit... or does the suit make the man?

Live Blog

TimeComment
0:55Choooon!
3:37“You’re the most gifted woman I’ve ever met… in Switzerland.”
7:00It’s quite fun seeing the work in progress of suit design.
10:22Tony Stark has an intriguing collection of sunglasses.
13:52“I’m gonna linger, right here.”
21:51Avengers reference.
22:29I want his version of Google Glass.
26:09Jeez, that’s one heck of an overdose.
34:42I’m still not on board with the obsession with super-slo-mos, but can’t decide if it’s better or worse than lens flare.
35:48I wonder if Pepper Potts got to have some training in the suit, just in case.
42:36“I just stole a poncho from a wooden Indian.”
59:36I’ve said it before, but I could watch a film just about Tony Stark being himself. Maybe with the kid along for the ride too.
1:04:36“Mom, I need to hang up, something magical is happening!”
1:14:25I like low tech Iron Man glove but I’m wondering how he paid for the stuff without being traceable.
1:16:31His name is Trevor!
1:17:48“His think tank thinked it up.”
1:25:57How on earth do you fight a human being(ish) that breathes fire??
1:28:15“Honestly, I hate working here, they are so weird.” I love this film.
1:40:05Seeing as they haven’t established what it is that triggers Tony’s freak-outs, he very well could!
1:42:04I’m not totally clear on how you kill people that repair themselves.
1:43:32It’s the Hulk of Iron Man suits!
1:49:26See, Tony Stark knows how to do rage.
1:52:43Argh, Terminator flashback!
1:53:57Yay for kick-ass Gwyneth!
1:55:58Whenever I see fireworks, I’m going to think that is what it is.
1:58:52I don’t get it. If he doesn’t have the middle bit, he’s not Iron Man anymore?

Thoughts

I’d sort of forgotten that we were waiting for this one, and I think part of me was put off by the trailer. The most I could remember from it was the big house falling off the cliff into the sea, and my over-riding fear that it had all got too serious without the fun Tony Stark that we know and love. It was never going to be too long before we watched it though!

Loved it. I was so wrong about the trailer, we had more of Tony Stark’s awesome wit, alongside some rather more vulnerable moments as well. Trevor was brilliant, and having a rather more human enemy (if enhanced in a terrifying fashion) was good to bring Tony back down from “what happened in New York.” I would have rolled my eyes at the involvement of a kid, normally, but they handled it well and there was some great dialogue between the two. All in all, a success, and the two hours absolutely flew by which is a sign of a really good film.

Revisited Mar 21

Yep, this was just as good as it was first time round. I really liked the moral questions that Tony starts asking of himself - the fact that his hostility from previous years comes back to haunt him, that his swagger and pride puts his entire house in jeopardy, and that he has to work with and understand the motives of a kid to help him get back to civilisation.

And that hero with or without the suit is an issue that crops up a lot during the following movies, but kicked off here.

Rating: 5 / 5

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