Today is the day Iron Man 3 crashes into theaters, and let me tell you; this movie is AWESOME!
Iron Man 3 starts on a very lighthearted fun note with the song Blue by Eiffel 65 ♪I'm blue dabadee dabada♪. I couldn't help but seat dance to it with a silly little grin on my face. Within a few minutes that grin got even bigger as we saw some sexy hip shimmy from Tony Stark, played by the total hottie Robert Downey, Jr. The movie could have stopped right there and I would have been happy.
But, it didn't stop there... in fact, from there it sent me flying over a cliff in a nonstop intense free fall of awesomeness! When I say intense, I mean crazy...gripping the armrest...edge of your seat INTENSE! With the first appearance of the Super Villain The Mandarin, played by none other than the great Sir Ben Kingsley, we are thrown into this battle to save the world, and I loved every minute of it!
Along with the great thrill ride that Iron Man 3 is, I also like the continuity from the last time we saw Iron Man in Marvel's Avengers. They did a great job acknowledging the Avengers without taking away from this story line. And, as always the ego and sarcasm of Tony Stark is good for a few laughs.
This is a movie your gonna want to see in the theaters, in 3D, and if you have an IMAX theater pay the extra for it...It is definitely worth it, especially during the in air rescue scene. You'll feel like you're falling right with them.
No one can tell you how to parent, and only you can decide what's appropriate for your child, but it may not be appropriate for very young children because of the intensity of some scenes.
Overall, I'd say Marvel has outdone themselves on this one. It is the best Iron Man movie yet!
disclosure: I attended an advance screening to do this review. I received no compensation. All opinions expressed are my own.