Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyenth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Ben Kingsley
The third (and perhaps) final installment of the Iron Man series sees a paradigm shift in the movies concept. It tries to amalgamate elements from Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies but yet keep the Iron Man action because of which it became so famous. Tony Stark aka The Iron Man (Downey Jr.) has become so obsessed with being the Iron Man and all his machines and gadgets, that he has forgotten about his personal life, his wife Pepper (Paltrow) and everything else that mattered to him. This starts taking a toll on his health with him being unable to sleep, having nightmares and regular anxiety attacks. Dr. Maya Hansen (Hall) a botanist had developed a technology that would allow plants to regrow and was working on improving the idea. When approached by a crippled scientist, Aldrich Killian (Pearce) Tony turns him down arrogantly and Killian vows revenge. Present day, Killian and Maya have collaborated on the technology, allowing crippled people to heal themselves and become normal once more. The Mandarin (Kingsley) is an extreme Islamic terrorist who is spreading terror within the world and vows to destroy the USA and Iron Man for good. With personal, physical and political problems coming upon Stark at the same time, life is not easy for him and may never be. Like I mentioned earlier, the movie tries to be more than Iron Man and has been more or less successful in doing so. Tony Stark is more realistic and natural and not over the top like in his previous movies. The biggest draw back is gripping and entertaining action, don’t get me wrong cause there were more than enough explosions but they hardly seemed to make sense. A great action entertainer that has matured well over the past 2 movies. This might be the last one.