Iron Man 3 (2013) – 27 Second Review

Iron Man 3 Poster

Written by: Drew Pearce & Shane Black, based on the character created by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber & Jack Kirby and the comic book storyline by Warren Ellis & Adi Granov

Directed by: Shane Black
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Jon Favreau and Paul Bettany

Review: Tony Stark. Genius. Billionaire. Superhero. Bit of a dick. And once again, Robert Downey Jr. plays it all out masterfully. Of course, I go to movies for the ‘splode, and that was present in droves as well. If you go more than fifteen minutes in this movie without an explosion, you should make sure you’re in the right theater. And that’s a good thing. It’s also a good thing to finally have a superhero role model who can be an asshole to children.

Time: 22 seconds

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Iron Design Work

Iron Man by Adi Granov

Iron Man, which made us all believe that a millionaire genius playboy could come back from near death, grow a conscience and build a badass suit of armor, is the #1 film in the country for the second weekend running. Robert Downey Jr. manages to do what all of the Marvel Comics creative staff couldn’t manage: remind us that Tony Stark is supposed to be a likeable asshole, as opposed to just an asshole.

Hear that, Marvel? $342 million worldwide take means the likeable asshole wins.

Anyway, part of what makes the film kick so much ass is how cool the gear is. Adi Granov, who worked with Uncle Warren with his run on the character, has posted some of his concept work for the film. Phil Saunders has done the same with his stuff.

Found via Comics2Film. For more Adi Granov, knock yourself out. For more Phil Saunders, here ya go.
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