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Watch "The Avengers" Before You Watch This.,
This review is from: Iron Man 3 (Amazon Video)
I am not going to give away anything plotwise for those who haven't seen this movie yet but my advice to everyone is to watch "The Avengers" before watching this one. The reason for this is because the movie frequently references things that happened there and they will make more sense to the viewer. It at least sticks with canon where the films are concerned. While "The Avengers" isn't necessarily "Iron Man 2.5", there are things that happen to the Tony Stark character in that film that come into play in "Iron Man 3".
(Personal side note, I purchased the single disc DVD, just because that was in my budget. I would have preferred Blu Ray but I am one movie fan who doesn't really nitpick about formats. I will watch a film on VHS if I want to see it bad enough.)
That notwithstanding, it is still a great film on its own. If you want to see Robert Downey Jr. a LOT, this film will NOT disappoint you in that department, nor will you feel cheated out of special effects galore, stunning and jaw dropping stunts, and great stuff all around.
Ben Kingsley is hilarious. There are many instances where you laugh out loud in this film.
It is an all around entertaining way to spend two hours and eleven minutes.
The story takes place around Christmas time, which surprised me that it was a summer film. I guess Paramount figured it would be a better time to launch the third film in the franchise. It isn't technically a "holiday" film anyway, but in any case, Paramount studios dominated movie theaters when this first came out and then "Star Trek: Into Darkness" started playing a week or so later and they ran concurrently there for a while..then "Star Trek" got released for home viewing first.
One last thing. Watch all the way through the credits. Like the previous two movies, there is an "Easter egg" that hints to what may or may not happen if a fourth film ever gets made.
I enjoyed the film and ultimately having a good time while watching a movie is the most important thing.
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Initial post: Oct 30, 2013 8:28:34 PM PDT
Robert Peglow says:
Posted on Nov 2, 2013 8:04:05 AM PDT
Beth Dodd says:
@Robert Peglow...you would more likely get what you need if you take this up with the particular seller you purchased your movies from, rather than me, since I am merely the person who reviewed the film here, not the one who sold it to you. You can find this information by going to your account and then looking at your order history. There is then a tab to contact seller to do that.
Posted on Jul 22, 2014 5:09:33 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 22, 2014 5:10:00 AM PDT
Actually, Paramount didn't release Iron Man 3 -- Disney was the studio behind that movie, "The Avengers", and all future "Marvel Cinematic Universe" films (it did carry the Paramount logo in the movie's opening, because that was a condition made by Paramount for the sale of IM3/Avengers to Disney).
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