The reviews are in and it looks like Iron Man 3 has all the right ingredients to make it a hit. This is according to critics who said that it is funny despite its dark elements. Everyone is expecting the movie starring Robert Downey Jr. to dominate the box office once it opens in the United States on May 3.
Iron Man 3 has made its debut in several Asian and European markets. The first reviews of the movie have been praising the movie as being clever, exciting and funny. They said it is better than the second installment of the series.
They praise Downey as well as Iron Man 3’s two villains, Guy Pearce as the egghead antagonist Aldrich Killian and Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin. Downey has a way of delaying punch lines that still manages to hit the right spot. There are some repeated jokes about Christmas, which could indicate that it was planned to be released on a different date. Kingsley is one of the most astonishing and unlikely super villains in the history of comic book adaptations.
Don Cheadle is back as Col. James Rhodes. He pilots the War Machine, which is Iron Man’s official US military counterpart. His chemistry with Downey is priceless as they banter their way out of danger. Gwyneth Paltrow plays Pepper Potts, who is one of the most likeable characters she has played in recent years.
As of today, Rotten Tomatoes has the movie at 91 percent rating based on 23 reviews from bloggers and critics. Metacritics has it at 74, which included four positive reviews and a mixed one. These are high marks with the weakest reviews describing Iron Man 3 as good entertainment. This is good news for Disney and Marvel Studios, who can be assured that they still have a profitable franchise at hand.