Iron Man 3: An IMAX 3D Experience Movie Reviews
User reviews on Iron Man 3: An IMAX 3D Experience
Yes, ladies and gents, they have done it again: taken my absolutely favorite comic book hero from when I was a kid waaay back in the 70s and made him a modern day superhero with all the trappings of a big budget studio movie. The thing that makes the IMAX 3D version so cool is that everything just feels so much bigger and badder, especially when the evil Mandarin is on the prowl. I loves me some Ben Kingsley, lemme tell you. Also, this third Iron Man movie is waaaaay better than the second one which was just an overstuffed peac*** in my opinion. This one has some narrative heft and doesn't get bogged down trying to make itself too cool by half. I would also like to thank the team for making Gwyneth Paltrow seem less annoying than she usually is - sorry, but she just gets to me. And as for Don Cheadle, the man needs to star in his own movie. He's tops in my book!
It's probably kinda hard to find Iron Man 3 in 3D AND IMAX depending upon where you live, but if you have to make a drive to the nearest big city to see it, I would say grab your friends, pack some cheetos, and make the trip because it is totes worth it, you guys. I just think that the studio has set a new bar for what really passes as popcorn entertainment - and it does it without being overly sinister about the whole good vs. evil thing like they did with the Batman movies (not knocking them, they were great, but got too serious for my liking). I would say that the best thing about this movie is not just the special effects, but the introduction of the villain Mandarin. He is a true comic book villain and I just wanted to see more of him. I heard that this might be the last Iron Man movie, which is a shame, because he is my favorite of the whole Avengers team. Maybe they'll reconsider if this one is a super blockbuster...maybe?!
To be honest, I think it's a bit much that every major Hollywood film gets a quadruple format release - the regular one (usually the best), the 3D, the IMAX, and the IMAX 3D. Typically, these last three are just the studios gaming to make a quick buck at the expense of a gullible audience comprised mostly of teenagers with nothing better to do than spend their allowance. But Iron Man 3D in IMAX is an exception. The last movie I thought this was true for was the Amazing Spider Man. Even the Dark Knight Rises wasn't so spectacular in 3D; it was actually better in 2D, I thought. But this one totally deserves to be seen on an IMAX screen because the visuals are so much more alive on a huge screen that's 8 stories high and where the elements are floating out at you from the screen. And the good thing is that the tech aspect doesn't take away from the story or the acting.