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Iron Man 3 [Includes Digital Copy] [DVD] [2013]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1370 out of 1421)

    Special Features


    • Deconstructing the scene: Attack on air force one
    • Exclusive behind-the-scenes look - Marvel's Thor: The Dark World

    Synopsis


    Iron Man 3
    Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) wrestles with inner demons while contending with monsters of his own creation in this sequel from writer\director Shane Black. The story in Iron Man 3 picks up shortly after the events of The Avengers. Having previously entered another dimension in order to save New York City, Tony remains deeply haunted by the experience. Unable to sleep, he throws himself into his work with such intensity that it begins to take a heavy toll on both his mental health and his relationship with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Tony has only started to appreciate the gravity of his problems when an enigmatic terrorist named the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) hijacks the airwaves and threatens to bring America to its knees with a painful series of "lessons" that even President Ellis (William Sadler) won't be able to ignore. When Tony's former security guard Happy Hogan (Favreau) is badly injured in an explosion caused by one of the Mandarin's agents, the vengeful playboy issues a public threat that results in his home being completely destroyed in a devastating attack, leaving him to face his enemy with only one badly damaged prototype suit. Fortunately, Tony isn't on his own, and with the help of Col. James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) and a young boy named Harley (Ty Simpkins), he pieces together the mystery of the Mandarin, whose final "lesson" promises to be the most painful of all. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Robert Downey, Jr.
      Robert Downey, Jr. - Tony Stark
    • Gwyneth Paltrow
      Gwyneth Paltrow - Pepper Potts
    • Don Cheadle
      Don Cheadle - Colonel James Rhodes
    • Guy Pearce
      Guy Pearce - Aldrich Killian
    • Rebecca Hall
      Rebecca Hall - Maya Hansen



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1421 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Better than 2 but not as good as 1

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      S1L3NT
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      God bless Robert Downey Jr. for keeping this franchise going. I bet those fat paychecks dont hurt either. Now I understand why he keeps demanding more money. These films are becoming more and more tedious. Iron Man 3 is a mixed feelings kind of experience. You wanna love it more than you probably should. It cant help but be compared to Jon Favreau's original but every sequel undoubtedly will. And eventually theyll all fall short. One things for sure though: it certainly is better the Iron Man 2. Favreau shoulda quit while he was ahead, I think the 2nd one didnt work at all the way he expected. But this 3rd installment was in the hands of a more than capable director taking over, and even though the writing was a little flimsy and the pace was kinda off, he did a great job with the material he was given to work with. The special effects are amazing and the action is spectacular ...and if I may say so, well prioritized within the story. Unlike part 2's flashy, over-exaggerated action that was just there for the sake of having something happen. This one was more character driven and the action served the story they were trying to tell. The narrative is key and it even hit home on a very personal level with me because of Tony Stark's anxiety issues in the movie. I suffer from severe panic attacks so the subject matter was very relatable to me. But getting back to the film, I thought it was a strong entry in the series and good follow up to The Avengers despite the biggest plot fail ever, if there was a terrorist of that magnitude then why didnt the Avengers assemble again to go put a stop to him?? But I understand these characters all need solo films too so its cool. As for the 3D.... it sucks! Seriously it adds NOTHING to the viewing experience. Its a post conversion...that was their first mistake. And secondly, its a VERY BAD ONE. A lazy effort by the company that did it. Theres zero pop out moments, and very little depth throughout the movie. Im not saying its a completely lost cause (for that, see "I, Robot" or "Predator" 3D... you'll swear you're watching the 2D version when its really the 3D one) but the wow factor is very minimal here so for the price (almost $40) Id recommend just getting the cheaper 2D blu ray. Which brings me to the vital statistics. While the 3D presentation is generally disappointing, I have no complaints about its 2D counterpart. Its crisp and pleasing to the eyes. Finely detailed although the films colors are just a little dull for my taste. But thats on the cinematographer. Its dark at times and just the way its shot isnt very typical of an action film. But make no mistake, the picture is top notch. Obviously the sound is the same on both versions of the film, and in a word ...its amazing! Reference quality here. Wall shaking LFE output for your subwoofer and full use of the surround channels. Dialogue never gets drowned out by music or sound effects either. Everything is well prioritized So the 3-star rating was more for the lack of dimensionality in the 3D version. Everything else is pretty much perfect, but this edition is pricey and not worth the money. JUST GET THE 2D VERSION

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Loud, explosive and great entertainment

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      MichaelO
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      This 3rd, and I suspect last, entry of Marvel’s Iron Man maintains the momentum of the predecessors thanks primarily to Robert Downey, Jr. as rich industrialist/inventor Tony Stark who outed himself as Iron Man in the first film. Director Shane Black takes over the director’s duties replacing Jon Favreau, who’s still on board as Tony’s friend Happy Hogan. Even after The Avengers (which includes Iron Man) stomped the aliens month’s earlier, human bad guys are still out to get America. This time it’s an Osama bin laden style character known as “The Mandarin” (Ben Kingsley) or Man Darin as he is known in China. The evil Mandarin takes aim at Tony after Stark promises to come after him. Tony’s great house is destroyed with Tony and live-in girlfriend Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) inside. The Iron Man suit is malfunctioning and Tony must recover using his wits and plenty of movie magic. He befriends a pre-teen boy named Harley (Ty Simpkins) who helps him get going again. Tony is homing in on the Miami (!) based lair of The Mandarin who he has vowed to kill. Introduced into the film are Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), a man with ideas that Stark shunned years earlier and his technical assistant Maya (Rebecca Hall) who Tony bedded that same night. It appears Killian is supplying The Mandarin with the warfare needed to terrorize the world. That includes some newly enhanced soldiers. This all leads of course, to the big showdown and the filmmakers spare no budget. The film is a bit of an anomaly. On one hand it is a bit darker. Tony has developed a case of severe anxiety for example. But it also has plenty of humor, most of which is supplied by Downey, Jr. And the Iron Man suits don’t always work. They stumble and fall. So is there anything wrong? Well sure. For one, I would like to see more byplay between Pepper and Tony. The actors have great chemistry together. Why not exploit it? There are some continuity issues. There’s a scene where Tony, without his suit, is fending off the bad guys in a darkened building. He more than holds his own, both with his fighting and his shooting prowess. In the climax however, he and his buddy Rhodey (Don Cheadle) are zeroing in on the bad guys and it appears Tony never fired a handgun before. Quibbles? Sure. Iron Man 3 is loud, explosive and full of humor. Great entertainment.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Really!?

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      obscura
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      It wraps up the trilogy about Tony Stark quite neatly, but it ripped off a bit from Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy in the process: Stark's home is destroyed as was Wayne Manor is only the first comparison; Both Stark & Bruce Wayne end up at a point by the end of their respective trilogies where they both decide to give up their other identities for personal reasons. Then, there is the villain bait & switch. In Batman Begins, Ra's al Ghul is thought to be one person, but is in fact another. It is worse in Iron Man 3 where they took a classic comic book villain and made him a silly front man for the "real" villain, one of Stark's competitors. The portrayal of AIM in the movie pales to the promise of what it could have been had the writers paid attention to the comic book history of that particular group. Finally, we see every suit of Iron Man armor more-or-less acting as a self-directed robot, similar to those of the villain in Iron Man 2. It also got a bit boring to see Stark being enveloped by more than one suit of armor to protect him during that climactic battle whenever he would fall or trip or have the armor he was wearing get destroyed. This was an exercise in lazy writing, which even a big-budget comic book movie should do without.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good movie if you're not a comic book fan.

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      DCAUFan
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      If you're an Iron Man comic book fan you're going to hate this movie! But you probably already saw it and you know that. I didn't like the story, the plot, the "twist," and especially didn't like the changes they made in regards to things from the comic books. Normally I'm okay with comic book movies that change aspects from the source material, if they work. These changes did not work. I will admit I didn't see the "twist" coming, but just because it's unexpected doesn't mean it's good. But the visual and special effects were fantastic and too notch. Acting was good, some of the characters behavior and dialogue didn't seem right or consistent compared to the earlier movies. The ending was not very good or properly "wrapped" up so to speak. A lot of plot holes and bad choices made by the writer & director Shane Black (in my personal opinion.) If you're not a die hard fan of the character it is a really fun and enjoyable action/super hero movie. The special features are well worth the money, if you like behind the scenes content, I do.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Just As Entertaining As Before

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      Jess
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      For fans of these live-action Iron Man movies, this 3rd installment is just as entertaining as before. My only note is, I ordered this online (quite some time after it's release date) thinking it would still include all that I had seen on store shelves when this 1st came out & as it's seen on Best Buy's website ...meaning the packaging. When it arrived, it was only the standard plastic casing without the outer cover case/slip with it's embossed glossy art. It was disappointing, considering I like all the published art packaging and the reason why I continue to buy hard copies of movies instead of just digital downloads. But for the sale price, I'm good with my purchase that includes 3D + standard Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Copy + Music Album

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Iron Man 3 is a great conclusion to the trilogy

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      SciFiGuy
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      Iron Man 3 is a great end to the Iron Man trilogy. Robert Downey Jr. feels at ease portraying the character of Tony Stark. The movie has the usual humor and wit as expected from this series. The plot is good, the acting is good, and the special effects are good. The plot twist regarding The Mandarin was well done. The only cons include that I felt the War Hammer \ Iron Patriot character seemed shoehorned in, and the main antagonist villain breathing fire sort of pushes the boundaries of suspension of disbelief, even in a Marvel universe full of magic powers and super heroes. The Airforce One scenes were rather excellent. Having seen the first two Iron Man films and both of The Avengers films, but waiting for a long time to see Iron Man 3, it feels good to have concluded the Tony Stark story arc, at least from within the Iron Man sub-series.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Thrill ride! Lots of fun!

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      Movieator

      Lets be blunt, its no Batman Begins, Dark Knight, Rises, Iron Man or Spidey 2. However, what I can say, this movie is fun! It skimps on logical story lines but does provide the necessary script/screenplay to dive into the humanity of Tony Stark. I gave it four stars still because hey, it is a comic book movie and it did what it was supposed to do, entertain. ...and boy did it! The Blu ray quality got the treatment it deserved being the top grossing movie of the year. Blacks were properly in play and colors maintained natural hues. The sound, well its a summer action movie so you know it was killer. You can tell the 3d was a conversion but not horrible. In all, of all the Marvel movies, (the ones leading up to Avengers and Avengers 2) I'd say this is 5th best. Behind The Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America and Incredible Hulk. If you're wondering, IM2, Thor rounds it out. Pick this movie up!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great wrap-up to the Iron Man story arc

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      cyko9
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      There's been a lot of opinion about this installment of the Iron Man trilogy, mostly surrounding the Mandarin. But the story does a solid job of wrapping up Iron Man's solo movie series in harmony with other events in the Avengers movie-verse. The effects on the suits are pretty slick, and CGI or not, I could've gone for another 5 minutes in the finale. The character performances were great, Pepper gained some depth, Tony became a little more human, and the Mandarin was 100% lovable or hated. Rhodey really didn't get much in this one, which after "Iron Man 2" left me wanting a spin-off War Machine movie (or at least a short). The BluRay/DVD combo is a great value at the right price. There are some blurry moments during action scenes, even on the BluRay, so don't expect a lot of sharp stills. But the movie looks great otherwise, and the menus are ultra-crisp.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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