When Iron Man first came to the big screen in 2008 I couldn’t picture a better actor than Robert Downey Jr. portraying Tony Stark. Not only does he look like him he breathes life into the marvel character. This see’s him play the character for the fifth time including his cameo in ‘The Incredible Hulk’.
This latest installment sees a change of director. Jon Facreau who directed the first 2 turned down the opportunity to direct again due to other film commitments. But it didn’t stop him returning to play the favorable body guard Happy Hogan. Instead this installment was directed by Shane Black who worked with Robert Downey Jr. In ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. He makes Tony Stark face his biggest challenge to date. You’ll also see returning Don Cheadle playing James Rhodes (war machine/iron patriot), Paul Bettany as the voice of Jarvis and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts. New additions are Guy Pearce portraying Aldrich Killian, Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin and Rebecca Hall as Maya Hensen.
In this 3rd Iron Man outing we see him up against the terrorist known as the Mandarin. After the events of Avengers, Tony Stark has trouble sleeping which makes him build more suits which causes a friction between him and his love of his life Pepper Potts. With all this happening he has to deal the with his greatest foe The Mandarin. This also sees him more challenged. By that I mean he has to use his ultimate tool to defeat the Mandarin, by using brains. This is his greatest test by far.
Without giving too much away I would say one of the key moments is when Tony Stark wakes up in a snowbound Tennessee realizing he can’t wear his armour. He has to depend on his wits and brains to fight off evil henchmen with the help of a 10 year old boy. This just proves he doesn’t need to have the armor
to be Iron Man because he is Iron Man.
If you grew up reading the comics and watching the cartoons this is definitely a film for you. With a great story with twists and turns along the way with outstanding special effects and even better action sequences this is great film for both adults and kids.
My rating 10/10.
Also if you’ve not seen this yet I recommend you stay till the end of the credits.
If you ask me what Hugh Jackman is best known for, well I think everyone knows the answer to that. By playing Wolverine in the X-Men films.
Even though he is musically trained in the theatre arts breaking into the scene in 1998 in London’s west end ‘Oklahoma’, he has done many blockbusters. The most memorable top 3 I can remember is ‘Swordfish’, ‘Van Helsing’ and ‘Australia’. But if I had to add 4thI would have to say the upcoming ‘Les Miserable’.
But I still have to say my favourite film of him has to be the first X-Men film. At the time the first film came out I couldn’t picture any actor playing the character. I could always picture Jack Nicholson voice but I knew he was too old to play the character. But as I sat in the Odeon cinema in Glasgow I couldn’t believe how much this guy looked and sounded like wolverine. He was born to play this part.
Am looking forward later this year to the upcoming ‘The wolverine’. It should be fantastic as it continues his origin story to Japan to train with a Samurai warrior. Would love to go into detail but would spoil the story depending they stick to the graphic novel storyline. Let’s hope they do so.
Finishing off Hugh Jackman I would have to say he is a committed. He also known for his charity work which to me tells me he looks out for more than just himself. He has appeared in 5 X-Men movies already and another 2 to come. The Wolverine (2013) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) which hands down will be highly successful.