Film Watch – 345. Iron Man 3

iron-man-3Fast Facts

Title: Iron Man 3
Director: Shane Black
Year: 2013
Run time: 2hrs 10m

Background Info

I’d sort of forgotten that we were waiting for this one, and I think part of me was put off by the trailer. The most I could remember from it was the big house falling off the cliff into the see, and my over-riding fear that it had all got too serious without the fun Tony Stark that we know and love. It was never going to be too long before we watched it though!

Live Blog

0:55 – Choooon!
3:37 – “You’re the most gifted woman I’ve ever met… in Switzerland.”
7:00 – It’s quite fun seeing the work in progress of suit design.
10:22 – Tony Stark has an intriguing collection of sunglasses.
13:52 – “I’m gonna linger, right here.”
21:51 – Avengers reference.
22:29 – I want his version of Google Glass.
26:09 – Jeez, that’s one heck of an overdose.
34:42 – I’m still not on board with the obsession with super-slo-mos, but can’t decide if it’s better or worse than lens flare.
35:48 – I wonder if Pepper Potts got to have some training in the suit, just in case.
42:36 – “I just stole a poncho from a wooden Indian.”
59:36 – I’ve said it before, but I could watch a film just about Tony Stark being himself. Maybe with the kid along for the ride too.
1:04:36 – “Mom, I need to hang up, something magical is happening!”
1:14:25 – I like low tech Iron Man glove but I’m wondering how he paid for the stuff without being traceable.
1:16:31 – His name is Trevor!
1:17:48 – “His think tank thinked it up.”
1:25:57 – How on earth do you fight a human being(ish) that breathes fire??
1:28:15 – “Honestly, I hate working here, they are so weird.” I love this film.
1:40:05 – Seeing as they haven’t established what it is that triggers Tony’s freak-outs, he very well could!
1:42:04 – I’m not totally clear on how you kill people that repair themselves.
1:43:32 – It’s the Hulk of Iron Man suits!
1:49:26 – See, Tony Stark knows how to do rage.
1:52:43 – Argh, Terminator flashback!
1:53:57 – Yay for kick-ass Gwyneth!
1:55:58 – Whenever I see fireworks, I’m going to think that is what it is.
1:58:52 – I don’t get it. If he doesn’t have the middle bit, he’s not Iron Man anymore?

Conclusions

Loved it. I was so wrong about the trailer, we had more of Tony Stark’s awesome wit, alongside some rather more vulnerable moments as well. Trevor was brilliant, and having a rather more human enemy (if enhanced in a terrifying fashion) was good to bring Tony back down from “what happened in New York.” I would have rolled my eyes at the involvement of a kid, normally, but they handled it well and there was some great dialogue between the two. All in all, a success, and the two hours absolutely flew by which is a sign of a really good film.

Rating: 5/5

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