Put simply, Iron Man 3 is awesome.
Firstly, I will admit there might be a bit of bias to my review because I am a massive fan of the Marvel cinematic universe and Marvel comics in general so going into this movie I was really excited.
Iron Man 3 has so many good things about it. one of these things is the fact that it takes place after the events of the Avengers, where Tony fought aliens and nearly died, therefore at the start of this movie we see the how that affected him psychologically. We also see a side of Tony that we hadn't seen yet in the previous movies.
Another good thing about this movie is the twist that happens in the middle of the movie involving the mandarin. Some hardcore fans may have not liked this twist but I did. I credit this as being one of the best things of the movie. What made this twist even better is that the marketing for the movie indicated that the Mandarin was the main villain when in fact it was Guy Pearce's character. So that made the twist a good surprise.
The ending was yet another awesome part of the movie. It was big and exciting. Although the ending wasn't as big as the avengers, the ending was amazing on a technical level by showing us Tony jumping in and out of the various suits. Even though the movie ended on a somber note with Tony giving up the ark reactor in his chest, the implications will probably be shown in another marvel movie with Joss Whedon, the director of Avengers 2, saying that Tony will be featured in the next avengers movie.
I give this movie a