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Saturday, 4 May 2013
Film: 'IRON MAN 3' (Seen in 2D)
The engaging Robert Downey Jnr reprising his titular role with, on this occasion, a bevy of good supporting stars. However, only one of these, the likeable Guy Pearce, is given substantial screen time. Pity that Ben Ki.....sorry, SIR Ben Kingsley, gets only one proper 'big' scene, in which he is very funny - and also a shame that the eye-catching Rebecca Hall's character isn't given more to do. Otherwise, Gwyneth Paltrow adequately performs as required, as does Don Cheadle, who is hardly stretched.
The storyline hardly matters in what is, essentially, an animated comic strip. We get the expected battle with a megalomaniac villain, complete with ear-splitting explosions, loud metallic 'clunks' and sparks flying (literally) all over the place - all fulfilling their necessary quota and without which there'd undoubtedly be the feeling of being short-changed.
As any discerning cinema-goer might guess, it's one of those 'go-along-for-the-ride' films in which one doesn't expect anything profound - and it dutifully obliges........................5.5