Re­claim­ing a full met­tle jacket, US, 125 min

The Weekend Post - Cairns Eye - - Movies -

( M) A third thun­der­ous ad­ven­ture for that heavymetal crime- fi ghter Iron Man, and his ec­cen­tric hu­man al­ter ego Tony Stark ( Robert Downey Jr). The cat­a­clysmic events de­picted in the fe­ro­cious fi nale of The Avengers have left Tony with a se­ri­ous post- trau­matic stress dis­or­der. So when an all- new neme­sis known as The Man­darin ( Ben Kings­ley) – an om­nipresent ji­hadist in the Osama bin Laden mould – be­gins at­tack­ing Amer­ica from ev­ery an­gle, Tony Stark is not in the best shape to re­pel the threat. The ac­tion set- pieces of Iron Man 3 are where the fi lm truly ex­cels, dis­play­ing a cre­ativ­ity and wit that will ex­cite adrenal­in­chas­ing view­ers. Per­for­mances are con­sis­tently

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