Kicking off Marvel’s ‘Phase 2’, Iron Man 3 is not only packed with action and witty banter, but subverts your expectations to great effect. Some will gripe with the changes made, but they work for the story rather than trying to crowbar in things that shouldn’t work nowadays.
Following his heroics in The Avengers, Tony Stark is a troubled man. His erratic behaviour threatens his relationship with sweetheart Pepper and brings the full force of The Mandarin upon him.
Sans suit for most of the film, Tony’s relationships (new and old), entertain as well as propel the narrative. Proving that post Avengers you don’t need the whole gang to thrive, Iron Man 3 shows real growth; for the character, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.