Iron Man 3

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Special Features

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

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Tony Stark wrestles with his inner demons while contending with monsters of his own creation in Iron Man 3, a thrilling sequel that proves that just because your protagonist is brooding, it doesn't mean that your film has to be. Director/co-screenwriter Shane Black takes the torch from Jon Favreau and keeps the flames burning bright, working with co-scribe Drew Pearce to maintain the series' playful tone without neglecting our charismatic hero's struggle, and delivering spectacular action set pieces that put us right in the chaos of the moment. 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, Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) 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. Back in 2008, comic-book fans praised Iron Man not just for Downey's electric performance as Tony Stark, but for its skillful handling of the title character's origin story and its unconventional villain. Though many decried 2010's Iron Man 2 as a step backward for the series, the first sequel's ramped-up action and humor still made it highly watchable, and provided a bright counterbalance to Christopher Nolan's melodramatic Batman universe. With Iron Man 3, Black and Pearce marry the thrills and comedy of the first two films in a way that feels entirely organic to the franchise, and force their hero to confront a number of challenges that bring out his character in a way that isn't always possible when he's protected by a high-tech suit of armor. In the second movie we got a sense that Stark was really coming into his own after embracing his identity as Iron Man; here, Stark has been violently shoved out of his comfort zone by forces beyond his control. As a result, he must rely more on his brilliance and innovation than his firepower, and for that reason alone Iron Man 3 is a much more interesting film than its immediate predecessor. It's made all the more entertaining by the fact that Black and Pearce repeatedly toy with our expectations of what to expect from a superhero movie. For example, any relationship between a superhero and a child is typically handled with the utmost sensitivity; here, Tony is nothing short of an ass to the kid who inspires him to use his own ingenuity to confront the Mandarin, calling him names and even wisecracking about the fact that he was abandoned by his father. Further, while Black and Pearce's handling of the Mandarin may upset some comic-book purists, in the context of the film it perfectly highlights the writers' point about the power of illusion, and though Kingsley is a formidable menace when threatening the president in front of the entire world, as an actor he's at his absolute best when the character he's playing is at his absolute worst. Yes, there are plenty of surprises in Iron Man 3, but the biggest one may be just how well the film works even when the titular hero is nowhere to be found. Though that's largely a credit to the screenwriters, there's no question that Downey Jr. is the big draw here. That said, Guy Pearce, James Badge Dale, and young Simpkins all turn in memorable performances, while Paul Bettany continues to be the behind-the-scenes MVP as the voice of Jarvis, Stark's trusty artificial-intelligence sidekick. The longest film in the series by a handful of minutes, Iron Man 3 certainly doesn't feel like it thanks to its briskly paced screenplay and the wise decision to place some of Iron Man's most heroic moments toward the end of the movie -- such as a dizzying action sequence involving Air Force One and a stunning final battle in which we're never quite sure who has the upper hand until the last possible moment. It's the latter scene in particular where Black and Pearce show their strengths as writers by boldly dropping in humor when the stakes are highest. Those unexpected laughs, combined with some well-earned character drama, are precisely the factors that make Iron Man 3 resonate not just as an electrifying comic-book film, but as a strong finish to a solid trilogy as well. Whether or not Downey Jr. chooses to continue the role of Tony Stark in The Avengers 2 and beyond (his official contract expires with this movie), it will be fascinating to see where Marvel Studios chooses to take the character after the provocative place they leave him at the end of Iron Man 3.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2013
  • UPC: 786936836745
  • Original Release: 2013
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  • Source: WALT DISNEY VIDEO
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: 2-Disc DVDCombo Pack: DVD+Digital Copy
  • Time: 2:10:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,943

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Downey Jr. Tony Stark, Tony Stark/Iron Man
Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts
Don Cheadle Colonel James Rhodes, James "Rhodey" Rhodes
Guy Pearce Aldrich Killian
Rebecca Hall Maya Hansen,
Jon Favreau Happy Hogan
James Badge Dale Eric Savin, Savin
Ben Kingsley The Mandarin
Stephanie Szostak , Brandt
Paul Bettany Jarvis
William Sadler President Ellis
Dale Dickey Mrs. Davis
Ty Simpkins Harley Keener
Miguel Ferrer Vice President Rodriguez
Wang Xueqi Doctor Wu
Shaun Toub Ho Yinsen
Matthew Sterling Nye Annoying Conference Guy
Bronte D'Esposito Neptune's Net Girl
Noah Visconti Neptune's Net Boy
Ashley Hamilton Taggart
Brooke Jaye Taylor Happy's Nurse
Kim Dean Hospital News Reporter
Glenn Foster Pushy Tablooid Reporter
Anthony Reynolds Helicopter Pilot #1
Kendrick Cross Helicopter Pilot #2
Tom Clark Reporter at House Wreckage
Brian Schaeffer Mandarin Studio Technician
John Eddins Mandarin Look-Out
Spencer Garrett Rose Hill Sheriff
Rockey Dickey Jr. Rose Hill Deputy
Drew Michael Hershner Rose Hill Christmas Tree Shopper
Sarah Burkharat Junior Technician
Jan Broberg Senior Technician
Andy Lauer Satellite Technician
Nate Bynum Technical Director
Andrew Lander Vice President's Analyst
Tom Virtue Thomas Richards
Roy McCrerey President's Aide
Serdar Kalsin Scared Insurgent
Demetrios Hodges Laughing Insurgent
Bobby Tisdale Reporter at House Wreckage
Yvonne Zima Miss Elk Ridge
Stan Lee Pageant Judge
Adam Pally Gary the Cameraman
James Rackley Chad Davis
Cullen Moss Extremis Candidate
Jake Dewitt Room Service Waiter
Rebecca Mader Sweat Shop Agent
Kevin Arnold Mandarin Guard
Juan C. Bofill Mandarin Guard
David A. Buglione Mandarin Guard
Adam Lytle Mandarin Guard
Paul Vincent O'Connor Mandarin Guard
Phil Ortiz Mandarin Guard
Gwendalyn Barker Sleepy Mandarin Girl
Steve Wilder Annoyed Mandarin Guard
Luciana Faulhaber Mandarin Party Girl #1
Karina Florez Mandar
Mike Massa Tony's Guard
Mark Kubr Ponytail Express
Eric Oram Reluctant AIM Guard
Naomi Parshin AIM Ping Pong Girl
Aurelia Rose AIM Ping Pong Girl
Johanna Yunda AIM Ping Pong Girl
Wesley Thompson Secret Service Agent
Jenna Ortega Vice President's Daughter
T.C. Anyachonkeya Iron Patriot Fan #1
Chad Kurtz Iron Patriot Fan #2
Cal Johnson Air Force One Officer
Corey Antonio Hawkins Navy Op
Lindy Ashby Commander
Sarah Farooqui Heather
Technical Credits
Shane Black Director, Screenwriter
Victoria Alonso Executive Producer
Stephen Broussard Executive Producer
Bill Brzeski Production Designer
Louis D'Esposito Executive Producer
Dan Mintz Executive Producer
Weta Digital Animator
Digital Domain Animator
Peter S. Elliott Editor
Jon Favreau Executive Producer
Kevin Feige Producer
Alan Fine Executive Producer
Sarah Halley Finn Casting
Jeffrey Ford Editor
Louise Frogley Costumes/Costume Designer
Alan Hook Art Director
Dave Jordan Musical Direction/Supervision
Stan Lee Executive Producer
Charles Newirth Executive Producer
Drew Pearce Screenwriter
Jay Pelissier Art Director
Bryan Reynolds Makeup
Brian Stultz Art Director
Daniel Sudick Special Effects Supervisor
John Toll Cinematographer
Brian Tyler Score Composer
Lars P. Winther Asst. Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Iron Man 3
1. Chapter 1 [:53]
1. New Year's Eve, 1999 [3:59]
2. R&D Department [1:24]
3. The Mandarin [1:37]
4. Killian Returns [4:16]
5. Tony & Pepper At Home [:57]
6. Happy Follows Savin [5:53]
7. House Attack [1:01]
8. Rose Hill, Tennessee [3:42]
9. Unravelling The Past [2:28]
10. The Mandarin Teaches A Lesson [3:30]
11. Tony Hacks A.I.M [2:32]
12. Locating The Mandarin [6:35]
13. Captured By Killian [:50]
14. Attack On Air Force One [5:08]
15. Showdown At The Docks [1:00]
16. New Beginnings [5:08]
17. End Credits [6:35]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Iron Man 3
   Play
   Bonus Features
      Deconstructing The Scene: Attack On Air Force One
      Exclusive Behind The Scenes Look - Thor: The Dark World
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Languages
         English 5.1 Dolby Digital
         English 2.0 Descriptive Video Service
         Français 5.1 Dolby Digital
         Español 5.1 Digital
      Subtitles
         Subtitles: None
         English For The Hearing Impaired
         Français
         Español
   Sneak Peeks
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  • Posted January 24, 2014

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    Not as good

    For the first half it was really good. But then afterwards, it was either okay and not good. Like the first one more. Has its moments.

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