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Iron Man Three (2013)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 3 May 2013 (USA)
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Iron Man Three is a movie starring Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, and Gwyneth Paltrow. 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tony Stark
... Pepper Potts
... Colonel James Rhodes
... Aldrich Killian
... Maya Hansen
... Happy Hogan
... Trevor Slattery
... Savin
... Brandt
... JARVIS (voice)
... President Ellis
... Mrs. Davis
... Harley Keener
... Vice President Rodriguez
... 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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Unleash the power behind the armor. See more »


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

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3 May 2013 (USA)  »

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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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Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, under the name "Caged Heat". See more »

Goofs

(at around 29 mins) When Stark is talking to the press and gives out his address to the Mandarin, the image on the reporter's phone is the same as from our point of view, and not what the phone's camera would have seen. 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.
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Tony Stark: Let's track this from the beginning.
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits are a Spider-Man 3 (2007)-esque montage of scenes from all the three films. See more »

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References Django (1966) See more »

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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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An electrifying but provocative comic-book film.
30 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Iron Man 3 is another solid entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's somewhat different from the two Iron Man films before because Shane Black replaced Jon Favreau as director. Favreau's influence on the film is evident, and he appears in his role as Happy Hogan, now Stark Industries head of security. Iron Man 3 offers just as much popcorn entertainment as Favreau's efforts. It's a more interesting film than Iron Man 2 (2010) because Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) has to rely on his smarts and innovation instead of his firepower as he faces forces beyond his control. Iron Man 2 is a solid, enjoyable sequel but it was a bit of a letdown after Iron Man (2008). In Iron Man 3 the screenplay by Shane Black and Drew Pearce takes unexpected turns for a superhero movie. Purists may be upset by the changes from the comic books, but the surprises are actually neat. The big reason why this works is because the new actors, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, James Badge Dale, Ty Simpkins and Stephanie Szostak, deliver memorable performances. Downey, Jr. is as good as ever, and he handles the humor just as well as in the terrific crime-comedy Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005). But Shane Black didn't bring only his clever comedy to Iron Man 3. He maintained the series' playful tone without neglecting Stark's struggle. He also delivered spectacular action set pieces in which Iron Man gets to put his abilities to good use, like in the dizzying action sequence involving Air Force One. Iron Man 3 is definitely the funniest Marvel film yet, but the drama involving Extremis is no less effective. The visual effects for the film were handled by 17 companies, including Scanline VFX, Digital Domain, and Weta Digital. Thanks to the excellent CGI we get to see the good-looking suits that Tony Stark has been working on. After the events of The Avengers (2012) he didn't spend all his time brooding because of his posttraumatic stress disorder. Brian Tyler contributed a good, bombastic music score for Iron Man 3. It features a memorable theme, and works well with the drama of the film too. I've seen all the Marvel films in a theater and, just like all of them, Iron Man 3 wasn't a letdown. The action, the comedy, the drama, the acting, and simply the intelligence of these films always make them enjoyable. Producer Kevin Feige was influenced by RoboCop (1987), something that makes it clear what his formula is. I definitely recommend Iron Man 3. It's a strong finish to a good trilogy.


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