Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Iron Man 3 Spoiler-Free Review
Is it good?
It's on par with Iron Man II.
Is it technically good?
The special effects are awesome… but fall victim to timing mishandling. If Zack Snyder uses slo-mo too much, Shane Black uses slo-mo too little. Never thought you'd want more slo-mo, did you?
The acting is good. Ben Kingsley steals his scenes and Guy Pearce chews his scenery up, but RDJ remains the rock that steadies these films.
The music is a bit of a letdown from the first two, riffing more off the Batman theme than Iron Man's own.
The director, Shane Black, goes a bit auteur, and in this case that means making Iron Man III a mash-up of Iron Man II and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
What does it promise - and does it deliver?
A return to the form of Iron Man I that will make you forget Iron Man II - while it can't make you forget II, III doesn't diminish on returns.
If you liked these, you'll like this: Iron Man II, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.