Iron Man 3: Iron Man in Pieces
A Movie Review
By Jessica Dwyer
Iron Man 3 had quite an act to follow in the Avengers. A billion dollar mega hit, Iron Man 3 was the follow up to a lackluster and troubled sequel in the form of Iron Man 2. But it had a lot in its corner. The Avengers gave it a great building block to work from in terms of character arc. It also had Shane Black in the director’s chair, a man who is known for writing witty dialog and making and scripting great movies like the Boondock Saints, Lethal Weapon, and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang which he’d worked on with star Robert Downey Jr.
But sadly instead of a worthy follow up and next step in the ongoing conquering march of the Marvel universe on the big screen, we got an uneven hodgepodge of comedy and angst and straight up out of character moments. Also again we get a forced feeling love story that takes up a healthy chunk of the film. Not to say that the film is horrible and it is nowhere near as bad as Iron Man 2 which had the distinction of filming without a completed script. No, there are moments in Iron Man 3 that are brilliant and are obviously Shane Black with the witty banter within them. But that makes me wish for the movie that could have been and wonder why this one feels so off.
There are going to be spoilers here. Because if you read this site there is no way you aren’t going to see this movie. But in order to explain my points of why I was disappointed by this film I have to reference the parts that made me disappointed. We’ll count them down. Read more