The USA government faces imminent threat from a terrorist organization headed by ‘Mandarin’, which is orchestrating blasts at will across the country. The invincible combat suit, created by renowned innovator, Tony Stark is pressed into government service as the Iron Patriot to ward off terror threats. Things get nasty when Tony Stark challenges Mandarin for a battle after his close aide is injured in a Mandarin blast. Pushed to the brink, Tony discovers Mandarin is built on Extremis, a bio weapon built by someone he knew in his past and sets out to finish something he inadvertently started.
Running Time:
130 mins
Release date:
3 May 2013
Directed by:
Shane Black
Produced by:
Kevin Feige
Written by:
Drew Pearce
Shane Black
Based on:
Iron Man by
Stan Lee
Don Heck
Larry Lieber
Jack Kirby
Robert Downey, Jr.
Gwyneth Paltrow
Don Cheadle
Guy Pearce
Rebecca Hall
Stephanie Szostak
Music by:
Brian Tyler
Shot by:
John Toll
Editing by:
Jeffrey Ford
Peter S. Elliot

What’s Hot

  • Robert Downey, Jr. carves out a solid performance as the protagonist and plays his usual smart, sarcastic and insinuating self. Gwyneth Paltrow and the entire support cast including Guy Pearce as the villain, carry out their roles to perfection.
  • The superhero aspect of the movie is toned down compared to the prior instalments and more of an action-comedy is presented with conviction by the director, Shane Black. The humour is ever so subtle and Ben Kingsley’s role adds to the fun quotient with a twist in his characterization.
  • The stunts at the beginning and end of the movie and the visuals associated with them are truly mind blowing and capture the imagination of the audience with such detailing and finesse. The technical expertise of lens man John Toll and the 17 companies that made the VFX possible are commendable.
  • To watch the all new improved Iron Man in action, in itself makes us viewers excited in anticipation of the aerial manoeuvres in store for us. The updated gadgets and Iron Man able to suit himself up at mid-air, on demand, wirelessly at virtually any place, brings out the overwhelmed kid inside each of us.

What’s Not

  • Guy Pearce, the villain, uses Ben Kingsley to be the face of his terrorist intentions, to maintain anonymity. This pans out to be an anti-climax when Ben is located and found after much ado. Further, there is not enough time and detail spent to justify the reason why an innovator like Guy would become a sinister terrorist who wants to wipe out the nation.
  • Robert Downey, Jr. suffers from nightmares and anxiety attacks at the very mention of his previous encounters with the Aliens and near death encounter rolling with the Avengers. This is not translated into any substantial importance with respect to the story and proves to be a huge distraction sans any value adds.



Verdict Stamp

The smartest super hero on the planet is back with a bang and is as invincible as ever in this slick, entertaining blockbuster!