Movies & TV

Iron Man 3 – Not so Stark an outlook

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) facing dire straights in “Iron Man 3”.

I suppose that the most challenging task faced by the makers of Iron Man 3 was how they could make something that didn’t simply ride on the coattails of The Avengers.

Thankfully they chose a path focusing on drama that gives characters a renewed purpose for the future of the franchise.

Once again Robert Downey Jr makes the role of Tony Stark his own. The ego from the prior films is still there but now tempered by a character suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. His fraying nerves are pushed further by a new enemy capable of facing him on equal terms.

The movie itself looks great on Blu-Ray; it’s visually spectacular with some amazing sequences. In fact I’d say there are more memorable moments here than both of the previous films and that’s quite an accomplishment.

I can’t say the same for the 3D version though which seemed to be an average conversion with a disappointing sense of depth. If you have a choice, save your pennies and settle for the 2D version and then be entirely satisfied with the package.

The bonus features are on the light side but seeing behind the scenes footage of the mid air rescue sequence will amaze you as much as it did during the movie itself. It is an absolute highlight.

Score: 8/10

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