Iron Man 3 wasn’t what I expected, and that’s pretty amazing when I think about the number of trailers I’ve watched and articles I’ve read; but how refreshing it is to know that a comic-book movie can still surprise me. I mean, I love the things, but logic would dictate that the formula was starting to get stale. But, due to an influx of talent, both in front of the camera and behind, they are still going strong, as demonstrated by Iron Man 3’s already monster box office haul.
There is one killer twist in Iron Man 3 and it stands pretty much as a make or break moment. I say ‘pretty much’ because it did something else for me, it stood as a fork in the road and however hard the movie tried to play it off, I still couldn’t get over the fact that I didn’t know which goddamn road to take.
But standing proud in the rubble lays a sense of humour, a wit and, at times, a charm. Oh, and Robert Downey Jr.