The title of the review says it all; not much to add. What were audiences expecting from this? More action? Done! More Iron Man Suits? Done! More characters? Done! A better story? Done! HSQ-loaded visuals that put both Avengers and TDKR to shame? Done! A fitting denouement for Iron Man, while leaving an open-ended conclusion for the character's future participation in Marvel Cinematic Universe movies? Done! What I most loved about it is that the film just dives in; no long-drawn-out build up, no wasting twenty minutes with an origin story for the villain. Right off the bat, we're thrown into the middle of it - the bad-guy terrorist (Mandarin) is already active, Tony is suffering anxiety attacks as a result of the events in Avengers (which are simply referred to as "New York"), he and Pepper are having problems as a couple, and his obsession with the suits is driving him cuckoo-bonkers. It all just snowballs from there, in a stunning spectacle mixed with some clever storytelling, and, as is signature for the Marvel movies, some hilariously silly pitfalls. As I mentioned, the HSQ-level is through the roof, which is to be expected. There's this one scene with a plane crash where... well, you'll see. Overall 8.9/10 and awesome.
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