Just when Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) thought he could enjoy some down time with his gal pal Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) following his exploits in The Avengers, everything in his personal life is put at the mercy of the merciless Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). And thus the latest tale of Iron Man begins.
Walt Disney Studios brings us the latest installment of our hero, pitting Iron Man against Mandarin in a test of wills that stretches Stark’s resolve and instinctive action to the breaking point. With so much hanging in the balance, he must not only match wits with Mandarin, but he has to be resourceful enough to defeat the villain. Because this time, if he slips up, he could lost much more than he could ever recoup: he could lose Pepper.
As in the previous two Iron Man movies, the action is hot and hard-hitting. Who could expect anything less from such a hero? And there is also depth to the character that doesn’t leave you wondering if he is only a cardboard figure who just stepped out of the funny pages. No, Stark has qualms about his abilities, wondering if he’s the one behind his previous successes, or if it’s that iron armor he wears, showing us that even a guy who can take out the bad guys without getting himself taken down can have self-esteem issues.
Most of the film was shot in North Carolina, with some being done in Los Angeles, Florida, and China. Jon Favreau and Don Cheadle are back again as Happy Hogan and James Rhodes, and there are several newcomers to the cast, namely Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, and James Badge Dale. Wow, what a lineup, huh?
And get this, gang: the movie’s in 3D. That’s over two hours (129 minutes, if you want to get technical) of up close and personal action the way only Iron Man can deliver it. Not too shabby, huh? So if you want to do it up right, get yourself an Iron Man shirt and get in line for the movie. Just save some popcorn for me.
It certainly is promising to be a Superhero year at the movie theater. Big ones coming out in a fast and furious pace:
1. Iron Man 3
Tony Stark as portrayed so well by Robert Downey Jr as the self-proclaimed “genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist,” is back in theaters in Iron Man 3 on May 3. This time he is getting beat up by supervillain the Mandarin, brought to the big screen for the first time by Ben Kingsley. He likes his jokes but this time is in risk of losing everything — perhaps including his girlfriend and levelheaded counterpart Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow).
2. Man of Steel
Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel is set go off on June 14. I have been reading mixed opinions on this movie. It appears that Zack Snyder is covering his story with a soft and human-like lens. Henry Cavill’s suit seems like higher tech than the expensive spandex version in earlier superman movies.
3. The Wolverine
Hugh Jackman returns as the mutant with the adamantium claws in “X-Men” movie set in Japan. Directed by James Mangod, who has movies like “Girl, Interrupted” and the underrated Western “3:10 to Yuma.” This is a first superhero movie by the acclaimed director and i will wait to see it before we count it in all-timers. The trailer gives the indication of a action filled film though. Bring it on!
4. Thor – The Dark World
The hammer-wielding God of Thunder is back in “Thor: The Dark World.” The movie pits the short-tempered Asgardian prince against an ancient race of Dark Elves, led by the villain Malekith. We do not know yet how it will turn out in the movie, but Marcel Comics usually portrays him as a smart, fast super villain with many tricks. I think this movie will be a blast!
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cThis summer promises to be one of the best as far as superhero movies go! There are three outstanding movies coming up. The first weekend in May features “The Avengers,” with the superhero collage including Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man with such fellow Marvel Comics heroes as Thor, Captain America and the Incredible Hulk. “The Amazing Spider-Man” follows arrives on the Fourth of July as Marvel’s spidey launches with fresh story, with Andrew Garfield taking over as teen-turned-superhero Peter Parker.
Finally, in late July, there’s “The Dark Knight Rises,” with Christian Bale returning as DC Comics’ masked vigilante in the finale of director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. We love to get you suited with a superhero tee to celebrate your favorite superhero all all f them for that matter. There is a Marvel Heroes t-shirt for the Avengers fan. If you are a batman fan, the options are many with Joker, Penguin, or the Riddler t-shirts.