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Final installment of Iron Man is Fe-nominal

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Tony Stark is back for the final installment of the Iron Man trilogy, and he is looking for revenge. The movie is action packed and has quite a few comedic moments. Anyone who likes the Iron Man movies or Robert Downey Jr. is sure to enjoy this movie.

The original cast is back with a few new people thrown in. This installment unfolds a terrorist plot with a mad scientist twist. Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 1 and 2, The Avengers, Sherlock Holmes) is back as the infamous Tony Stark/Iron Man. Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man 1 and 2, The Avengers, Seven) is back as Pepper Potts and is officially in a relationship with Stark.   Don Cheadle (Iron Man 2, Hotel Rwanda, Crash) is back for the second time to play the part of Colonel James Rhodes. Guy Pierce (Prometheus, Lawless, Don’t be afraid of the dark) plays Aldrich Killian. And John Favreau (Identity Thief, Couples Retreat, G-Force) is once again playing Happy Hogan. 

Unlike the first two Iron Man movies, this one focuses less on foreign enemies of state in spite of the chaos caused by the Mandarin. Iron Man finds himself in a heated battle against the Mandarin, with a few very interesting plot twists along the way. 

The movie starts out with a glimpse into Tony Stark’s past. Apparently, if you make people mad, they can really come back to bite you in the butt.

My boyfriend and former UCC student, Kevin Hundley, enjoyed this movie but was severely disappointed that several key parts from the comic books had been changed for on-screen. He liked the film but thought the film could have been much better had it not strayed from the comic book plot.

One of the interesting aspects that I found was the references to The Avengers. There were several of them and I couldn’t help but laugh at Robert Downey Jr.’s reactions.

The special effects both surprised and shocked. One of the effects was burning skin with the implication that people could reach temperatures of 3000 degrees Celsius. But I don’t want to give too much away. “The burning thing was creepy the whole way through,” said current UCC student Marika Stanko.

Stanko also enjoyed this film but found that it was not as good as the first two in the series because sequels don’t usually live up to there predecessor.

I, on the other hand, liked it so much that I had to see it twice. I love Robert Downey Jr. and I am all for Iron Man.