Iron Man 3 – 2013

IMDB: Iron Man 3 – 2013
IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Previous Viewing Date: aa


For this weekend since I have been left at home and unsupervised, I am going through 20 MCU movies in the MCU’s chronological order, starting from Captain America: The First Avenger through to Ant-Man & The Wasp.


Following on from the events of New York, this story revolves around a new terrorist known only as The Mandarin (now I’m not sure if that references the fruit or the language) who is responsible for at least 9 bombings is threatening the United States, but no one knows how or why he is doing it. The problem is with all of the events that have been happening is that Tony now has anxiety and severe panic attacks following his experience in the New York battles.

When Happy his old driver/bodyguard (who now works for Pepper) gets injured in the next bombing Tony takes it personally and threatens the Mandarin, and gives him his home address. Which the Mandarin takes great delight in blowing up a scene or two later, and nearly killing both Tony and Pepper.

When he teams up with a random boy who keeps setting his anxiety off and starts digging he finds that the latest person in Peppers (work) life, the person who is behind the latest rebrand of Rhodes suit from War Machine to Iron Patriot, is the person behind the bombs. Except they aren’t bombs, they’re more like mis-fires.

When he tracks the Mandarin down, he realises everything he thought he knew was wrong. He’s learnt how, after 13 years this is all his fault.


This is both my and not my favourite Iron Man movie. Whilst I like the overall idea of the plot I think got taken too far. Having 2 or 3 people with this induced super power is one thing but suddenly having 10-20 times that many just makes no sense, until the very end where Tony does the same with the “House Warming Protocol”.

The bit that really makes no sense though, is that with all these people who go up to three thousand degrees they always end up wearing regular clothes when they cool down?!? Why are they not buck naked?



 

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