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Thread: Iron Man 3 - India Review (Blockbuster Hit)

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    Iron Man 3 - India Review (Blockbuster Hit)
    Critic's Rating: 4/5
    Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle, Rebecca Hall
    Direction: Shane Black
    Genre: Sci-Fi
    Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes

    "Iron Man 3" grossed over Rs 20 crore at the domestic box office during its first weekend, the second Hollywood film to cross this level in the domestic market.

    "Iron Man 3" earned around Rs 21 crore in its first weekend, trailing behind "The Amazing Spiderman", which raked in around Rs 25 crore in its first weekend.

    "Iron Man 3" in the third installment of the multi-million-dollar franchise featuring Robert Downey Jr who reprises his role of superhero industrialist Tony Stark from the first two films.

    "Iron Man 3" made its international debut this weekend ahead of its US release this Friday. The movie, which has made a strong debut in the overseas market, has been dubbed in several regional languages in India. This helped to widen its appeal in India.

    "Iron Man 3" also starts Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley. "Iron Man 3" is directed by Shane Black and is based on Marvel's iconic Super Hero Iron Man. (Source: Boxofficeindia.com)

    Story:
    After saving the planet (in Avengers), playboy-philanthropist Tony Stark now faces anxiety issues. Plus, the 'vulnerable' superhero is bombarded with threats from the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), a Middle Eastern terrorist and an army of indestructible (Terminator-T-1000-esque) lava men. Can the superhero get his act together?


    Movie Review:
    Like The Dark Knight Rises, for a major portion of the film, the Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) stays unmasked. His new armour flies piece-by-piece to his body. He stays mortal, as in most scenes, you see him wearing just one part of the armour.

    Right in the beginning as Tony Stark declares he is a 'changed man', you fear the character might lose out on its core personality. You wonder if Shane Black can pull it off, considering it's his first outing as an Iron Man director and it comes after the massive success of The Avengers. But Black breathes new life into the franchise while retaining its trademark charm. He keeps the film vastly different from Jon Favreau's previous installments by adding his own brand of action-humour and twists.

    Black combines spectacular action, comedy and drama to get you entertained and emotionally invested in his characters. Scenes where Tony confesses his fears to Pepper ( Gwyneth Paltrow), his interaction with a small boy are heart-rending. Robert Downey Jr gets a multi-layered role and he performs with absolute finesse. His smirk and those classic wisecracks amuse you the most.

    However, Ben Kingsley steals the show! He is bound to get major applause for his performance. Guy Pearce (Aldrich Killian) is effective as an actor but his motives seem unconvincing. His character fails to make the desired impact.

    From the jaw-dropping attack on Stark's Malibu estate, his brand-new prehensile armour, to a mind-blowing airborne rescue scene, Iron Man 3 is every bit the superhero blockbuster you'd expect it to be. Just do not leave the theatre once the closing credits start rolling!

    Note: You may not like the film if you find solo super-hero films tedious post 'The Avengers'!
    Last edited by universityadmission; 05-02-2013 at 11:04 AM. Reason: to add image

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