Today is the day that will have you on the edge of your seat, biting your nails and and basking in the release of the epic movie, Iron Man 3!
While you are preparing to go see the movie this weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing an early premiere of the movie at the Iron Man Red Carpet event in Los Angeles.
I had my popcorn, soda, and 24 blogger friends and a theater full of fans to keep me company for the screening. And Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr, aka Tony Stark was in the theater too, along with all of the Iron Man co-stars newbie Ty Simpkins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sir Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce and Don Cheadle.
The movie centers around Tony Stark struggling with events of the past. Remember when he saved the day in the Avengers movie in New York City? Well you can’t expect a superhero to save the world and go home and everything be all hunky-dory. Tony’s dealing with some issues and those issues manifested into present day problems. He’s having a lot of sleepless nights and disturbing dreams.
While Pepper’s trying to be his everything- a faithful companion who believes in her man – she getting kind of fed-up with Tony being consumed by his obsession with making Iron Man suit after suit. And Pepper’s running Stark Industries. She balancing life as a boss and trying to keep Tony focused on the things that matter in life. But Tony new Mark is the love of his life and 42 is the love of his life and it’s pissing Pepper off a bit. There’s a scene when the suit becomes a bit intrusive and that’s the point where Pepper gets truly fed up with Tony.
And then there’s the other bad villains who want to take over the world who are cramping Tony’s style. Mandarin, played by Sir Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce who plays Aldrich Killian have teamed up to bring Tony’s and his empire down.
Pearce plays a highly ambitious man, Killian, who always seemed to end up with the short end of the stick and never seems to be taken seriously and rejection after rejection has weighed heavily on his life. And he’s out for revenge against Tony Stark whose rejection of Killian was probably the catalyst that got Killian involved in extremist activities.
There’s a LOT of Boom, Bang and BAM in this movie, meaning it’s action-packed. I don’t know about you, but my 4-year-old boy wants me to bring it on with every BOOM and BANG, so I am definitely taking all my kids to see it. And speaking of kids, there’s one particular kid in this movie who is so memorable and holds his own on-screen with Downey. His name is Ty Simpkins and his snarky interactions with Iron Man makes for movie gold and some very memorable moments. And you’ll bust your gut laughing as Tony bonds with this kid Harley who helps him get his life together after Mandarin and his henchmen blow up Tony’s home and Iron Man flies far away to retreat.
And it’s Ben Kingsley performance that will throw you for a curve too. It’s funny and the dialogue between Mandarin and Stark is classic -material. And in this movie, expect Pepper Potts to inadvertently suit up and it’s a fun addition to always seeing the men fly around in armor. The story has a lot of twists and turns as Tony is stripped raw and is faced with finding himself void of all the luxuries that Tony Stark is accustomed to.
I laughed a lot at this movie. The dialogue is great and the script is well written and has a lot of quick-witted, funny back and forth exchanges, especially between Stark and Harley and Stark’s discovery of the Mandarin. The movie never slows down and keeps a high-pace from beginning to end. And speaking of the end, I was awed by the fight scenes and one particular Air Force One scene that will have you wanting to go out and buy the child hood game “Barrel of Monkeys” in honor of Iron Man.
I love it when a movie makes me smile and laugh. Iron Man 3 lives up to the hype. It has heart, it’s gritty and edgy with a heavy does of heart and it won’t disappoint. Stick around for the end credits. I can’t wait to see this movie again
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Disclosure: I was invited to Los Angeles for an all-exclusive premiere of Iron Man 3. All thoughts and opinions are my own.