Last night I unexpectedly got to start the summer movie season a day early by attending a screening of its very first blockbuster: Iron Man 3 (thanks Jen!) So was this installment featuring a new director to the series, Shane Black, the best of the bunch in its franchise? Well...it all depends on what type of viewer you are. Let's definitely just say right now that it is a huge improvement over the second film...I think that's a given. You may even think it's better than the first. To be honest, I'm still undecided...and there's a big reason for that. Before we get into the meat of this review let's get one thing straight right now: whether I'm telling you that you should see and will likely enjoy Iron Man 3 (which I am) is not the same thing as me telling you that it is an amazingly great superhero film for the ages (it's not.)
I[SPOILER highlight to read] I must say I wish I'd seen more depth in Pearce's character. It kinda felt like the EXACT villain story from The Incredibles...that story worked there because that was a cartoon. And Hall's motivation was way too unclear. [/SPOILER]
Now. Bring on GATSBY!!!