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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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Shane Black

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Drew Pearce (screenplay by), Shane Black (screenplay by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Downey Jr. ... Tony Stark
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Pepper Potts
Don Cheadle ... Colonel James Rhodes
Guy Pearce ... Aldrich Killian
Rebecca Hall ... Maya Hansen
Jon Favreau ... Happy Hogan
Ben Kingsley ... Trevor Slattery
James Badge Dale ... Savin
Stephanie Szostak ... Brandt
Paul Bettany ... JARVIS (voice)
William Sadler ... President Ellis
Dale Dickey ... Mrs. Davis
Ty Simpkins ... Harley Keener
Miguel Ferrer ... Vice President Rodriguez
Xueqi Wang ... Doctor Wu (as Wang Xueqi)
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Storyline

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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Even heroes fall. See more »


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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Details

Country:

China | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caged Heat See more »

Filming Locations:

Cary, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$409,013,994

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,215,439,994
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Runtime:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, this movie was intended to start with flashbacks of Tony's youth. Another idea considered, was to start this movie with Tony landing in Tennessee, and another had Tony cleaning up land mines with the Stark logo on them, as an allusion to the many explosive elements from his past waiting to detonate. See more »

Goofs

When Tony/Iron Man was sinking after his house was destroyed, a wire pulling him down is visible. See more »

Quotes

[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.
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Tony Stark: Let's track this from the beginning.
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

The version released in China features additional footage and includes special appearances by Bingbing Fan and Xueqi Wang. See more »

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Referenced in Damaged Goodies: Avengers 2 Extended Trailer (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of Monika)
Written by Dámaso Pérez Prado (as Perez Prado), Lou Bega and Zippy Davids (as Zippy)
Performed by Lou Bega
Courtesy of SME Germany GmbH
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Iron Man 3: The Human Side Of Tony Stark
17 January 2014 | by CMTiagoSee all my reviews

After being totally thrilled by The Avengers, I didn't expect exactly the same amount of greatness in "Iron Man 3", yet I still needed a solid story to keep me interested. There were two things that I was certain were going to satisfy me: Robert Downey Jr. 's performance and the special effects. Granted they did not disappoint, however aside from that, I either accepted all other aspects or felt they were done in a messy fashion.

The plot consists of a terrorist called the Mandarin threatening America's safety and teaching its president and people a lesson. After his friend Happy Hogan is put into a coma thanks to one of the Mandarin's attacks, Tony vows to strike back. But after an attack from his enemy leaves him homeless and weaponless, Tony must find a way to stop his foe's plans while reevaluating his troubled existence. Downey Jr. hits the ball park once again with his Stark character showing his usual playful charm, but also his vulnerability at times. The events that took place in The Avengers take a heavy toll on the character and RDJ plays it quite professionally. Other characters were sort of a bore to me with Pearce's Killian as an exception. The plot once again fails to make sense, making it more comparable with the second rather than the first. Overall the film entertains and the visuals combined with the leading man's appeal make for an enjoyable time, however when it comes to the story it doesn't come close to Marvel movies like the first Iron Man and The Avengers.

Rating 8/10


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