After the worldwide success of Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers, writer-director Shane Black stepped into an almost unwinnable situation helming Iron Man 3. While he would have Marvel’s biggest star, Robert Downey Jr., he wouldn’t be able to call on the rest of the Marvel universe for help, and fan expectations for the third installment were sky high. But even though the cards were stacked against him, I’m happy to report that Iron Man 3 is a rousing success. Not only is Black’s script fantastic and laugh out loud funny, he’s also crafted some amazing action set pieces and created a villain that everyone will be talking about. Continued after the jump.
Unfortunately, I have a few nitpicks that bother me, and if they’d been addressed, Iron Man 3 would be close to perfect. Since this article is going to be spoiler free I can’t really get into them. At some point down the road I’ll post my issues, and I really think you’re going to agree with what I have to say. I also think that when you see the movie for yourself, you’ll find the same issues on your own.
After seeing the film, I recorded a video blog with Peter from /Film where we talked about what we thought, what’s great about the film, our issues, and a lot more. If you’ve seen the trailers, it’s definitely safe to watch.
Finally, Iron Man 3 has some great twists and turns. I strongly advise you to not read any reviews until you’ve seen the movie for yourself.