Sorry, this movie sucks
As Good As It Gets
This story has more twists and turns than a second-rate soap opera.
Exactly the movie you think it is, but not the movie you want it to be.
Not bad at all. Tony is still dealing with the effects of the Manhattan battle through PTSD and fights it throughout the movie like his own personal demon. The bad guys exploding with Extremis I thought was kind of cool, but they only exploded when necessary to advance the plot, if they a had done that to Tony whenever they saw him there would be no movie. Maya Hansen was a useless character throughout the movie. The Mandarin was super cool up until he was some British actor, I thought it was kind of disappointing, but then Killian was the Mandarin just didn't make sense. Guy Pearce was also a good villain despite what they made him into. The scene where Tony saved everyone from falling out of the plane was cool and the ending fight scene with all the Iron Man suits was pure awesomeness. I liked the movie a lot despite some of its problems, it is still a worthy movie.
Iron Man 3 starts off strong, but it gets weaker and weaker as the movie moves along. It seems to depend on smoke (witty dialogue) and mirrors (cool action sequences) to distract audiences from the convoluted storyline and the occasional plot hole. Even Robert Downey Jr., as entertaining as he is, seems to be coasting through this film. Plus, in the end, they try and quickly wrap everything up in a tidy trilogy package and it just doesn't work. This movie is on par with Iron Man 2, but it's nowhere near the greatness of the original Iron Man film.
The action scenes were very cool, but the story didn't make much sense and there were way too many characters and stories crammed together. It was better than the second, but not as good as the first.
Iron Man 2 could've been better, I still like it but Iron Man 3 is an improvement. Now, I wanna talk about The Mandarin. Alot of fanboys and trouble-making Marvel haters got their panties in a bunch trashing Iron Man 3 only because of the whole Mandarin thing. Yes, thats the only reason why yall hate Iron Man 3, I dont care. I get it, Ben Kingsley was The Mandarin based on the trailer and marketing but the twist took nothing away because he was never The Mandarin. Ben Kingsley's character was just a washed up British actor getting paid to play a role pretending to be a terrorist in the media. The real villain is Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), he's the mastermind who used "The Mandarin/Ten Rings" as a decoy to protect his illegal explosive experiment. Killian and his company "AIM" were the villains. Killian claimed to be The Mandarin but he really wasnt, although he did have some traits of the character but he created his own version.And NO! you dont need to watch the One Shot "Hail To The King" short film with Ben Kinglsey to learn that a real Mandarin exist in the MCU. He was already hinted in Iron Man 3 long before the short film was considered. To quote Aldrich Killian "Because the second you give evil a face, a Bin Laden, a Gaddafi, a Mandarin, and you hand the people a target." There you go. That wasnt so hard,eh? The real Mandarin/Ten Rings are still out there. They had nothing to do with the events of Iron Man 3. The One Shot "Hail To The King" short film was not an apology, it was to shut you spoiled brats up.