Iron Man : A Blast into the Past Part II


Actually this one is the blast in the present, an ode to the ever charming, ever dashing, ever so likable super hero of our times – Iron Man a.k.a the Man in the Iron Armour 🙂 Iron Man 3 hits the screens today in India & UK, so India gets to watch the latest outing of the armored hero a week before the Americans do.

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Mandarin as depicted in the Iron Man Comics

The events of Iron Man 3 are set after the events of The Avengers. Tony Stark is up against a villain named the Mandarin played by Oscar Winner Ben Kingsley. This is the first Iron Man movie to have a villain who is not inside an iron suit but a simple terrorist who wants to wants to have some fun. Other new comers include Guy Pearce who portrays the role of  Aldrich Killian, the creator of the Extremis Virus, a virus similar to the serum that gave Captain America his powers. It basically enhances the powers of a person , turning them into supermen. Rebecca Hall portrays Dr.Maya Hansen , who helps Pearce’s character create the Extremis virus. She is supposedly an ex of Stark as well 😉 .


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Other Recurring stars are – Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man; Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts , Stark’s current love interest; Don Cheadle as Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes / Iron Patriot and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. Favreau was also the director of the first two Iron Man flicks.Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black, who directed Downey Jr. in “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” alongside Val Kilmer. The third installment also has an interesting cameo by a fellow Marvel member; watch out for that member (A hint : Nick Fury is not making an appearance this time around)  🙂

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Shane Black – Director of Iron Man 3

Upon initial release and premieres, Iron Man 3 has earned many positive reviews from critics and public alike. Both praising the quality of action, the story and the characters of Stark and the Mandarin, many claiming The Mandarin to be at par with the Joker’s character (The Dark Knight). In the order of best to worst Iron Man flicks, the third installment currently rests on top.Iron Man 3 is supposed to be the final installment of the Iron Man series as Downey’s contract finishes with this flick; although he is set to return for The Avengers sequel. So hopefully there will be many more Iron Man flicks to come.


Hopefully many will watch this flick n the silver screen in the first weekend itself… And I as a die hard fan of Stark and his inventions, highly recommend one and all to go and watch the flick on the big screen, if possible on an IMAX screen 😉




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