Last night going to the midnight premiere in Aventura was both exciting and rewarding. From a fellow geek, it's great to hang with a crowd of like minded individuals to see a movie about superheroes. In my previous blog I mentioned that in the movie business there is the "Rule of 3" where most of the time when it comes to movie franchises, once it hits the third movie, if the previous one wasn't good the third one should make up for it. Thank goodness, Iron Man 3, like Lord of the Rings was an exception to that rule.
For those of you who may not follow, this is the 3rd of the Iron Man frachise that takes place after the events of The Avengers. Here Tony Stark is fighting personal battles that he confronts after the events of the alien invasion that took place while at the same time trying to apprehend a global terrorist by the name of The Manderian. Here Tony Stark's character seem to grow when he realizes the "demons" that are hurting him and the ones he loves are of his own doing and now to free his friends and his sole, it's time to face them. But he's not alone, he has backup in the name of Don Cheadle who plays his friend and partner known as The WarMachine. If that's not all, Tony Stark has the one thing everybody loves to see in action, his wide variety of Iron Man armor.
With a fresh director and excellent true to character acting by Robert Downey Jr. there was no disappointment. The action was non-stop with plenty of comedic breaks that made it very difficult for people who had to leave to go use the restrooms. Whether your a fan of the movies or the comics, you should have no problem enjoying this thrill ride presented my Marvel. Unless you're one of those people who have a close mind and are unwilling to accept the changes the movies made to the characters. They come up with stupid excuses to boycott the movie like, "They're not wearing their masks or helmets" for Captain America or Thor, then there's "Bane wasn't using venom" for Batman and the current "He doesn't have his red underwear on"for Superman. If you're one of those people then I suggest you don't go see this movie.
While I don't follow the Iron Man in comics I've asked fans about the problems they had with the Manderian played by Ben Kingsley, don't worry I won't spoil it. But I will say this much, if you're a hardcore comic fan of Iron Man, you may not like the direction they take the movie. The rest of you will enjoy it plenty, on a scale of 1-10, this gets a 10. There is something at the end of the credits but it's nothing really necessary to see and it can wait till it comes out on Blu-Ray so you can skip the credits. Enjoy the movie.