Iron Man 3 Surpasses ALL Expectations!

GameStop, Inc.

by R.C. Samo
Editor-in-Chief

Iron Man 3 with Robert Downey JrMarvel has continued to out-do themselves with the closing chapter in the Iron Man saga. Robert Downey Jr. reprised his role as the smooth talking, womanizing, megalomaniac who is hellbent on taking down The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), a terrorist using intimidation and fear to bring America to its knees.

Watching The Mandarin was as if director, Shane Black reached into my childhood nightmares and put them on the big screen. The depiction of terror Black uses regarding this character was how any immigrant children from the Middle East saw terrorism in the 1980s.

It was like he took Khomeini, Gaddafi, Afghanistan, the Lebanese civil war and the Intifada, rolling it up into one horrific monster. Black and his writing partner Drew Pearce, created movie magic with this flawless film. If not for an unbelievable plot twist that worked marvelously (all puns intended) the transition between haunting imagery and humor would have never worked.

Don Cheadle’s Iron Patriot along with Paul Bettany as the voice of Jarvis, and a star making role for Ty Simpkins, portraying Harley Keener, a Tennessee kid, who helped Stark recharge the Mark 42. Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Jon Favreau and James Badge Dale round off this beyond phenomenal ensemble cast, allowing Iron Man 3 to creat a sense that these are real people, who just happen to be able to do extraordinary things.

Comic fans are not forgotten as several inside jokes are dropped in without losing the casual audience member. This is the first film that is a sequel to two successful franchises in cinematic history (Iron man and The Avengers).

Black and Pearce, were able to ride that fine line between wit and snark, without crossing over into whiny, which is an art that has been lost in modern storytelling. Dealing with Stark’s anxiety following the alien invasion of Avengers and now trying to find a sense of normalcy, this film is one that must be seen opening weekend.

Iron Man 3 has a two hour and 11 minute run time, which easily could have gone another 40 minutes without complaint. This movie not only lives up to the hype but surpasses it! The only question that remains to be answered is, “How will Joss Whedon be able to match the cinematic perfection that Black was able to achieve?”

Iron Man 3 opens this Friday, May 3, 2013. Get to any showing you can, because this hands down elevates Black’s film making status to that of Christopher Nolan.

Anytime Costumes

Leave a Reply

FanboyNation
Animation/Anime Interviews Animation/Anime News Animation/Anime Reviews Film/TV Interviews Film/TV News Film/TV Review
‘Lumina’ is a Incredible First for Debuting Director, Gino McKoy – Review

‘Lumina‘ is an incredible concept and an exceptional first run for...

Aaron Augenblick Returns for Season 2 of ‘City Island’ on PBS KIDS – Interview

Acclaimed Animator, Aaron Augenblick Returns with a Second Season of ‘City...

‘Heart of an Oak’ is a Dazzling Documentary Set in a French Forest – Review

‘Heart of an Oak‘ is a visually dazzling documentary from the...

Event News Event Reviews
Jay Anthony Franke Talks California Dreams Reunion Concert in LA – Interview

Jay Anthony Franke Talks About The ‘California Dreams‘ Reunion Concert in...

‘An Inspector Calls’ Challenges the Morals of the Bourgeois – Review

‘An Inspector Calls‘ Challenges the Morals and Ethics of the Bourgeois...

‘Disney’s Beauty and The Beast’ is Spectacular at the Rose Center Theater – Review

‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast‘ at the Rose Center Theater is...

Automotives Football MMA, Kick Boxing & Boxing Professional Wrestling
Derek Gumin Talks Planet 13 and UFC 303 Meet and Greets – Interview

Director of Wholesale Accounts at Planet 13, Derek Gumin spoke about...

Oscar De La Hoya Partners with El Rey for ‘Friday Night Fights’ – Interview

The Golden Boy himself chatted with us about Golden Boy Promotions...

Olympic Runner Colleen Quigley ‘On The Road to Paris’

Team USA Olympic Runner, Colleen Quigley is On The Road to...

Adult Continuity Comics on the Can Cultural Junk Drawer Future Comic Rock Stars Is That Racist? Revisiting the Reviled THAT'S NOT ROTTEN! The B-Reel The Cantina Scene This Week in Crowdfunding What the HELL Did I just...?
Fantoy Comics Presents: Harry Potter and the Pahrump Apocalypse – Blood on the Cactus, Endgame

Mhuhahahahahahahah!

Fantoy Comics Presents: A 4th of July Message!

Seriously, America, THIS crap?!?!?

Fantoy Comics Presents – Harry Potter and the Pahrump Apocalypse: Blood on the cactus pt 4 (?)

There are some weird guys here that want invest in a...

Music Interviews Music News Music Reviews
Joe Kwaczala Talks About His new Comedy Album ‘Funny Songs & Sketches’ – Interview

Joe Kwaczala Talks About His new Comedy Album ‘Funny Songs &...

Songwriter and Poet, Tamara Mechael Talks About Her Career in the Arts

First Generation Assyrian-Chaldean, Songwriter and Poet, Tamara Mechael Talks About Her...

Louden Swain Headlining Los Angeles Show at The Echo

Press Release – Louden Swain are headlining Los Angeles show at...

Enabled Gaming Gaming News Gaming Reviews
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Gameplay Trailer

The first Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League gameplay trailer was revealed during...

Wonder Woman Game
Wonder Woman Game Announced By DC and WB Games

Wonder Woman game will feature the iconic hero in a 3rd...

MultiVersus
MultiVersus brings Batman, Arya Stark, Bugs Bunny, and More

MultiVersus is bringing Shaggy, Harley Quinn, Jake, Batman, Arya Stark, Bugs Bunny,...

Comic Creator Interviews Comic/Graphic Novel News Comic/Graphic Novel Reviews Manga News Manga Reviews Novel/Novella Author Interviews Novel/Novella News Novel/Novella Reviews
Billy Eddy Talks His new Book ‘Our New World of Adult Bullies’ – Interview

Lawyer, Mediator and Personality Expert Bill Eddy Provides a Six-Step Strategy...

Gary Morgenstein Talks ‘A Dugout to Peace’ the Final Installment of his Trilogy

Gary Morgenstein Talks About ‘A Dugout to Peace‘ the final installment...

Chris Clews Is ‘Raised on the 80s’ and Shares Those Life Lessons

Chris Clews was ‘Raised on the 80s‘ and Shares Those Life...

Apparel/Personal Maintenance News Apparel/Personal Maintenance Reviews Entertainment Product News Entertainment Product Reviews Food/Beverage Reviews Hardware News Hardware Reviews Mystery Box News Mystery Box Reviews
Harry Potter: Magic Caster Wand Demo

The new ‘Harry Potter: Magic Caster Wand‘ is ready to ship...

Chef Jen Peters and Matthew Clayton Bring us the ‘Good Flour’

Canadian Super Chef Jen Peters and Matthew Clayton Bring us the...

Pop Insider 2021 Holiday Gift Guide
Pop Insider 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

The Pop Insider 2021 Holiday Gift Guide is now available to help...

Gaming Uncensored Toon-In-Talk
Episode 38: Hamid Rahmanian

Join Whitney Grace as she speaks with artist Hamid Rahmanian, who...

No Preview
Toon-In Talk Episode 37: Niki Smith

Whitney Grace interviews graphic novel writer and artist Niki Smith about...

Toon-In Talk Episode 36: Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen takes some time from his busy voice acting schedule...