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Iron Man Three (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)  »

Also Known As:

Caged Heat  »

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Box Office


$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$174,144,585, 5 May 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.39 : 1
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One scene was shot inside Epic Games, a video game development company known for the Gears of War (2006) franchise. See more »


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[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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Crazy Credits

This is the first Marvel film that has a prologue (the Iron Man armors are detonated) before the opening logos appear. See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.138 (2013) See more »


Auld Lang Syne
Traditional tune, lyrics by Robert Burns (uncredited)
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Iron Man 3 is smart movie
26 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

Warning: spoiler alerts:

It was have been few months after The Avengers. New York City is once again saved. The hero himself has experience a lot hard times in his mind. He can't just quit and suddenly there is new terror. The mysteries leader named the Mandarin came to the town with his terrorist. The city needs once again Iron Man. But this even him can't to do nothing and he have to leave New York to create the plan to stop the Mandarin

Robert Downey Jr is always fantastic and Iron Man 3 offered more than action scenes. The script is not just full of the effects and the fighting. Like the first film, the hero is vulnerable and that is good thing.

"Some call me a terrorist. I consider myself a teacher. America. Ready for another lesson?" – the Mandarin

Ben Kingsley is bullseye for the movie. His performance was good and memorable. His voice created "Darth Vader vibes". Ben's performance radiate such a power that hopefully the audience remember his role. Even that the twist got "huh?" feelings but it definitely not made the role worse. Its just tell how smart the story is. I like that the villains are not one-dimensional the characters.

Overall the cast is perfect as usually in Iron Man movies. Gwyneth Paltrow showed more than the skin. She did good job and the script offered more than scream and the hero saves in every scenes. She actually acted and was equal with Downey Jr and others. Example The Amazing Spider-Man crew should take advice that how can write good role for female. Don Cheadle's performance was smooth and perfect partner to Tony Stark. I would see him War Machine solo film.

The special effects looked cool, realistic and the crew doesn't went to over-the-top. Only the final battle needed more imagination. But still the movie is smart and effects are better than in Man of Steel movie. Marvel Studio films are like one big movie. That' why we have to look these movies with a bigger scales. The first Iron Man saved Downey Jr career and he has taken recently many different roles. I think that this was his final Iron Man solo movie to him.

Iron Man 3 is the perfect ending to the Iron Man trilogy. One of the best Marvel movies so far. Hollywood bosses should think more than twice that do they want continue with the character or bring new the characters to the big screens. I feel that Downey Jr will look another projects after The Avenger 3. His performance as Tony Stark/Iron Man Is so memorable that it will hard to any actor replace the role.

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