I am Linus Schill, and this, is my review of Iron Man 3.
Iron Man was (one of) the best super hero films ever made. Because of this, going into Iron Man 2, we were expecting a lot. However, we were disappointed and let down. With really only 2 (real) battle scenes that each lasted at most 10 minutes, it was more of a preview to the Avengers. So, when Iron Man 3 was announced we couldn't imagine that it would be good either. Usually the way sequels work, are that the first is good, the second worse, and the third worst. Iron Man had been following this trend, until this film.
There are many things that make this film as good as it is. I loved how Pepper played a MUCH bigger part in this film, saving Tony's life many many times. I haven't read much of the comics, so I don't know much about the Extremis story line, but it was done REALLY well. I loved how the Mandarin used people as human bombs, it was such an interesting idea. The child that Tony lived with for most of the money was really good and Tony and his dialog were hilarious.
I had heard someone on the internet a little while ago some reference to the fact that Bruce Banner was the Avengers' new therapist, but I didn't think about until the end of the film. I thought it was a really nice add on. However, I would have liked for the scene to have references Captain American 2, or the Avengers 2. I figured it wouldn't be about Thor, because that is only months away.
The battle at the end was very well done, and I loved how Killian would grab one Iron Man suit, Tony would eject, Killian would burn through it, and Tony would go flying into another suit that would build around him. Every single jump he made, from catwalk to catwalk was another thrill. Speaking of jumps, the Air Force one sequence was incredible. It was awesome how Tony got all the people to hold hands, and he would fly them all across the water to safety.