Iron Man Three

Iron Man Three

Shane Black (2013)

125min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Back on track after the disappointing first sequel, this back-to-basics adventure has impressive CGI action and a substantial and involving story to match, as a soul-searching Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) finds himself cut adrift from everything he holds dear. When a villain known as the Mandarin (a deceptively brilliant performance from Ben Kingsley) begins a terror campaign, Stark is attacked in his Malibu home and feared dead. The man-in-the-can soon realises the Mandarin has ties to Aldrich Killian (a superbly villainous Guy Pearce), a scientist from Stark's past whose Extremis virus is being used to turn disabled war veterans into invincible super-soldiers. Director Shane Black and his co-writer Drew Pearce fill the unpredictable plot with smart surprises, breezy black humour and an exuberant sense of fun. And there's no shortage of visual spectacle, with highlights including a wholesale trashing of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, a breathtaking midair rescue and an explosive dockside climax.

Summary

The armoured avenger hunts for the mastermind behind an untraceable series of bombings, despite being cut off from his usual resources and traumatised by a recent brush with death. His search uncovers a secret conspiracy involving a drug that renders the user indestructible. Superhero adventure sequel, starring Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle.

Cast & Crew

Tony Stark Robert Downey Jr
Pepper Potts Gwyneth Paltrow
Col James Rhodes Don Cheadle
Aldrich Killian Guy Pearce
Maya Hansen Rebecca Hall
The Mandarin Ben Kingsley
Savin James Badge Dale
Harley Keener Ty Simpkins
Director Shane Black
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Walt DisneyGuidance: Some violence and swearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 26 Apr 2013
Drama