|So now even Tony Stark goes for the swag Justin Bieber style|
So finally we have our self obsessed, eccentric superhero in a movie that is not just explosions and crashes. Iron man 3 is a story about Tony Stark, not Iron Man. It is the best Marvel film that explores human emotions, with a right approach( of course after, The Amazing Spider-Man ). It is not about Tony Stark making out with news reporters, It is not about Tony Stark drinking and pissing in his iron suit, it is not even about Rhody being an asshole wherever he goes. This is the ultimate Iron Man movie. Brilliant performance by Robert Downey Jr., I am not going to appreciate Sir Ben Kingsley's performance and you will know it when you'll watch the movie or you can be a jerk and read my spoiler filled analysis of the movie in the next session.The first half is one of the best fiction I have encountered, but then comes the worst plot twist ever, the most meaningless fight ever and the most pointless villain ever. So for everyone who has not watched this movie, be assured that this is what you will get when you mix The Dark Knight Rises, Iron Man, and The Amazing Spider-man.
My rating: 3.5/5
Detailed Analysis of the Movie
Things that I liked in the movie:
Action sequences were great, the best part being at the end, when Tony frequently changed his Iron suits, those sequences were easy to follow and thus had a great impact. The emotional side of Tony was also brilliantly presented, which we had not seen in any other Iron man movie. Tony actually cared about his partners or the people who had helped him or were close to him. The best scene for Robert Downey's acting was when he came out of the hospital after visiting his bodyguard, and then he threatened Mandarin and gave him an open challenge, that was the moment when you know that billionaires are assholes.
|The name is Hole....... Ass-Hole!|
This time they gave other characters much better role. The role of Rhody made us believe this time that he is a Colonel, and not just some 'Tony Stark's Ass Kisser'. Of course I loved all the technology stuff, those fucking awesome Iron suits with that fucking awesome Mark 47, coming with that fucking awesome mind controlled technology. Although it can be dangerous for your balls. The other thing that I liked was the partial political situation that is the quintessential part for any Iron Man story.
In a Nutshell:
- A story, a real story which has lots of it going together, so that you can engage yourself in the movie while your friends are eating your popcorn.
- Witty and funny dialogues, perfected by as usual great Robert Downey.
- A satisfying end. Yes, now you can easily fight with your friends on who ate the popcorn.
- Beautiful Cinematography. You can actually forget that you have dropped your coke and you are completely wet down there.
- Creative fight sequences, so that you may grab your balls until you feel it.
Things that pissed me off bad, very bad:
|"Yeah! I changed your DNA, I replaced your beard with your pubic hair"|
The Villain? Seriously? Is that how you portray a danger for the world? The movie started with a bang, a great plot, an even great Villain, with his pubic hair at the back of his head. A defeated protagonist. This all amounted to one of the best first halves I have ever seen. But then the worst plot twist of my life happened and suddenly I am forced to believe that the great Mandarin is not the Villain. All those political threats and horrifying videos were pointless. There is no teacher, no master, no psychopath, all the events are just a part of a personal vendetta against a man who opted to sleep with a hot chick rather than spending his night with a lame, mad scientist? Is that it? Is that what a villain should be like?
|"You don't know who I am, I am a pervert and a drunkard, You can see me coming, if you like it"|
At first they were going along with a great theme, a revolution, a genius, powerful maniac who was going to teach the world some lesson. We were made to believe that Heath Ledger has come back and he is a little sane now (a little), and he is powerful too, very powerful with all the sources and equipments to shake the world, with his idea to improve the mankind in some sort of way. This is a villain, that is what we crave for.
And then, there is no idea. Just a broken man getting his revenge, and inflicting the pain on the world just like that. Wants to kill the president, just like that. Fapping to Gwyneth Paltrow, just... like .... that? He is more like that disgusting Lizard and clueless Curt Connors from The Amazing Spider-man. Following a same ideology. At first, cure your illness, now cure everybody else and kill the man who attempts to stop you. When Killian was going to hang the president, he said that he wanted one good excuse to do that, and the oil spill controversy was his 'good excuse'. Are you kidding somebody? Is this a porn parody going over here?
A villain is an antagonist who has some personal vendetta going on, or any particular motive so strong that no one can change it. But this villain has both. And that is actually annoying, the villain loses focus on his motives, and so there is actually no reason to fight whatsoever his happening. This was a genuine effort to bring some plot twist like the Dark Knight Rises, which failed and disappointed. At first you have some great motive, but now you have another reason. As far as I remember the only convincing villain in the superhero genre have been, The Joker, Doctor Octavius, Magneto, Ivan (and his bird), and Ra's Al Ghul. Only. This could have been a moment where we got another legendary villain (with a faint possibility of being better than the Joker) but no it isn't. Why? Because fuck story, that's why.
And nothing else against the movie, it was good and I liked it. Although there is some kind of possibility that he real Mandarin may be introduced in the next movie portrayed by the same actor, and the discussion can be seen here.