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!
visuals that put both Avengers
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
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.