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Movie Corner: Ironman 3

Movie: Iron Man 3 
Director: Shane Black
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce
Runtime/Rating: 130 Minutes / PG-13

There is no use in me not admitting that I'm a huge fan of Marvel comics superhero, specifically any part of The Avengers. Alvin and I anxiously awaited the release of Iron Man 3. We were blessed to win four tickets to a special preview last night, hosted by John Stevens of ENG Lending. Our 18th wedding anniversary is tomorrow, so it was perfect timing.

We showed up to the Larry Miller Megaplex theater at Thanksgiving Point and anxiously settled in our seats with our popcorn, pop and 500+ of our closets friends...or John's clients. The movie started and it lived up to every expectation.

Iron Man a.k.a. Tony Stark is having anxiety attacks triggered by the battle for earth in the last Avengers movie. He's created 42 different Iron Man suits in the wee hours of the night when we can't sleep. And boy howdy, does he need those later in the movie! Warmachine has been renamed to Iron Patriot. And Tony's past comes back to haunt him a BIG way.

The terrorist, Mandarin, played by Ben Kingsley, has been killing and blowing up people and places all around the world and he's counting down to the American president.

Stark challenges and threatens Mandarin with death and then gives him his address...on national television. Needless to say Mandarin takes him up on it and blows the hell out of Stark's home and lab. Thus begins the battle between Mandarin and Tony Stark as he tries to become Iron Man again when everything he has known has been destroyed.

Funny, touching, and fantastic action scenes, I really liked Iron Man 3. The Avenger series has proven over and over and over that a blockbuster movie can be made without profanity, and graphic violence. Yes, there are explosions, and yes, there are spectacular fights, but you don't see the end result in all Hollywood's usual bloody detail. And best of all, the hero wins in the end, just as it should be in every good movie. If you want to see the good guy die, just turn on the news. But Iron Man 3 is a wonderful escape from the world.

I think Iron Man 3 is likely too intense for children under 13, but for everyone else they'll definitely enjoy it. Even as tired as my sister and I were, as well as our husbands, we were wide awake beginning to end and enjoying every minute of it.

I give Iron Man 3 four out of five stars. They were docked for not having a second ending confronting the bully. And once you see the movie you'll know what I mean. The second ending they had was cute, and funny. But could have ended so much better.

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Movie Corner: Ironman 3 Movie Corner: Ironman 3 Reviewed by Candace Salima on Friday, May 03, 2013 Rating: 5