“Iron Man 3″ is a marvel

When a man is arrogant, it isn’t always sexy – but when it is, that man is probably Tony Stark.

“Iron Man 3″ hits theaters today, and trust me – it definitely steers clear of the sequel slump. With excellent performances from all of the movie’s leads and some of the best special effects I have ever seen in a superhero movie, “Iron Man 3″ may well be my favorite in the trilogy.

The story centers around our favorite hunk of metal – and man, do we mean hunk: just wait ’til you see him dance – Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in part three of his saga as the “genius billionaire playboy philanthropist” superhero. This time around, he is facing serious emotional fallout from the traumatic events that took place in New York in Marvel’s “The Avengers.” He can’t sleep and can’t keep up his relationship with his longtime lady Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow). All he can focus on is building more and more advanced versions of the Iron Man suit, including one that responds to subdermal implants in his skin.

When evil comes a’calling, Stark ends up in a small town with a pint-sized sidekick (Ty Simpkins) aiding him along and egging him on. Come on, a cute kid makes any superhero movie better.

This film is explosive. No, literally – baddies spontaneously combusting, mansions falling to bits and a surprising fireworks show in the end.

The special effects don’t end there. The iron man suits are spectacles, giving every single scene an extra whoa factor.

And even more so than the effects, the acting is superb. Downey Jr. plays Iron Man with the same cocky finesse he always has, alternating between funny and vulnerable with ease, and taking the audience along to the verge of Stark’s breakdown for a glimpse into his genius. The other standout in the movie is the ever-remarkable Ben Kingsley. I won’t give away much here, but just expect to absolutely love his character, as unlikely as it seems in the beginning.

“Iron Man 3″ is funny, endearing and sensational. Even in the booming superhero industry, it stands out. See it.

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Nikki Work

Nikki Work

Nikki Work is the Managing Editor at The Metropolitan. She has contributed to The Metropolitan as a reporter since 2011. She is majoring in journalism with a minor in political science and expects to graduate in 2014. From a young age, Nikki dreamed of a career in journalism and eventually hopes to work for in political reporting and analysis for a large news magazine.
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Nikki Work is the Managing Editor at The Metropolitan. She has contributed to The Metropolitan as a reporter since 2011. She is majoring in journalism with a minor in political science and expects to graduate in 2014. From a young age, Nikki dreamed of a career in journalism and eventually hopes to work for in political reporting and analysis for a large news magazine.

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