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Iron Man 3
    2013-04-26  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    《钢铁侠3》

    Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall

    Director: Shane Black

    “IRON Man 3” blasts it way onto the big screen with just the right blend of explosions, banter, bullets and superhero shenanigans to prove that there is still plenty of life left in this metallic hero.

    This time round, the engagingly freewheeling plot sees Robert Downey Jr. spending more time out of his Iron Man costume than in it, allowing the film to focus on the ingenuity, grim humor and technical smarts of his Tony Stark character rather than simply tossing yet another bit of armored action into proceedings.

    With Shane Black (who also co-scripts) taking over from Jon Favreau (who still chips in with his Happy Hogan character, now elevated from bodyguard/driver to Stark Industries security head) as director, the film is blessed with some smart, biting and funny moments of dialogue alongside the requisite series of impressively complex villains. Black — who worked with Downey Jr. on his black comedy noir-drama “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” — is at his best with the dialogue-driven sequences, though he also handles the grandstanding effects-driven scenes with control and verve.

    The core of the story is the notion of how Stark can deal with being stripped of his money, fame and technical toys and must find the hard way to being a superhero again, and while this is familiar stuff it certainly allows plenty of room for Stark’s character to develop. The villains this time are also intriguingly different, with their own twists and turns keeping the film fresh and intriguing for its hefty 130-minute running time.

    The film opens with a nicely staged bit of delve into Stark’s more debauched history and an early encounter with one-night stand scientist Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall) and limping nerdy Eric Savin (Guy Pearce), before switching back to current times where The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) is finding a way onto America’s television channels to gloat about his series of bomb attacks.

    After Happy Hogan is injured in a bomb blast, Stark takes to the airwaves to state his intent to track down The Mandarin. This simply leads to a rocket attack on Stark’s clifftop home, with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) barely getting away with her life, and Iron Man/Stark escaping the scene in a new and barely functioning suit of armor that lands him in the wilds and bereft of his usual mechanical tricks and gimmicks.

    The fun of the film is seeing Stark reduced to virtually an “ordinary Joe” — well, a “Joe” who also happens to be a brilliant scientist/inventor and celebrity blessed with a savvy intellect — who has to reinvent himself. Intriguingly he is also having to deal with the traumas of the alien attack from Marvel’s The Avengers — lack of sleep, paranoia, headaches — which challenged his notion of himself and his abilities when put up against the fact the world was invaded by an alien army.

    The backstory of the interweaving villains works well, and while Ben Kingsley’s performance feels rather smug and hack at times, it does suit the character as The Mandarin’s back-story is revealed (fans of the comic book version may be disappointed and bemused at this version of a long-serving villain) and he is shown to be not all that he at first appears.

    Downey Jr. is at his best here, and seems to relish the greater complexity of his character. He has a real ease with the witty lines — courtesy of Shane Black and Drew Pearce — and by the end there is a real sense that Stark has grown, both as a man and a superhero.

    Though nicely cast, Rebecca Hall and Guy Pearce add a depth and intelligence to the supporting characters without really adding too much to the proceedings, and while there is a certain plodding regularity that the key Iron Man villains tend to be suit-wearing megalomaniacs, the climactic action sequences — filmed with an odd sense of remote distance — are shot with real brio and panache, and the film certainly never feels its well-over-two-hours running time.

    The movie is now being screened in Hong Kong.

    (SD-Agencies)

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