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Iron Man 3 (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  3 May 2013 (USA)
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When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.



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Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? Written by Jawadjee

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 May 2013 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$174,144,585 (USA) (3 May 2013)


$408,992,272 (USA) (6 September 2013)

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Anthony Mackie read for a part, presumably Eric Savin or Jack Taggart, but did not get the role. He would later play Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). See more »


While Tony and Rhodey are talking to the Mandarin before getting onto the speedboat, the injuries to Tony's left eye are shown on his right eye instead. See more »


[first lines]
Tony Stark: [Narrates] A famous man once said, 'We create our own demons.' Who said that? What does that even mean? Doesn't matter. I said it 'cause he said it. So now, he was famous and that basically getting said by two well-known guys. I don't, uh... I'm gonna start again.
Tony Stark: Let's track this from the beginning.
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Mediocrity abounds.
11 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie has lots of special effects and lots of noise and lots of excellent actors, but it forgot to include one thing: a story. Well, actually, there is a story, of sorts, but it is so superficial as to render it moot. This movie is proof that special effects alone do not make for a good movie, or for even a fair movie. When Miss Penny has to bail out Iron Man, that's a sure sign that the script department is desperate. But that aside, the story is so shallow and the bad guys so predictable that the movie loses dramatic power, rendering it stale. Of course, this can happen when a comic book story is transposed onto the screen. If not portrayed correctly, the story will not be taken seriously, and the movie tanks. Iron Man 1 and 2 managed to avoid that problem; this movie does not. As a result, we have an Iron Man who offers nothing new and is dealing with bad guys who are laughable. Ben Kingsley's performance is a joke. Robert Downey Jr. is, as usual, excellent as Iron Man, but without a viable script, his presence cannot save this movie from its mediocrity, and who wants to watch mediocrity?

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