Iron Man 3 Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Iron Man 3

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch:

    Good things come in multiples.

  • Starring:

    Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Jon Favreau, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, William Sadler, James Badge Dale, Stephanie Szostak

  • Directed by:

    Jon Favreau

  • Running time:

    130 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People/robots are shot, hit, punched, stabbed, slapped, pushed, threatened, vaporised, burned, electrocuted, tasered, tied up, thrown through glass, catapulted through the air, hit by a truck, fall from tremendous heights, hang precariously. Explosions, projectiles, debris. Burning objects, buildings; helicopters, aircraft destroyed. Mid-air explosions. Weapons include handguns, submachine guns, machine guns, rocket launchers, heli guns, rifles. Television footage shows hooded men shot by firing squad, military attacks, armed soldiers, slaughter of American Indians over land claims, burning man. A man is trapped underwater, beneath debris. Dangerous driving, vehicle collision. Stealing. Screaming. Blood/gore: Blood on faces, heads, hands, clothing, pooled blood. Bruising, scars, gashes, cuts, missing limbs. Shrapnel removed. People appear to burn beneath skin. Missing limbs appear to regenerate. Singed corpses. Body caught on power lines. A woman threatens to commit suicide. Hypodermic syringes, acupuncture needles.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A couple go to a hotel room to have a one-night stand. Sexual banter and innuendo. Threesome (implied). Kissing, ogling. Woman in lingerie (seen from behind). Swimwear (bikinis).

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, spirits). A woman keeps pills by her bed. A man injects himself with an implant device. People are injected with fictional serum Extremis.

  • LANGUAGE:

    A-words, slang for genitalia and bodily functions. Religious exclamations. Cultural, gender, and ethnic stereotyping.

  • THEMES:

    Genetic regeneration, DNA coding, brain-mapping, bioelectricity, revenge, betrayal, deception, terrorism, extremism, hero worship, obsession, evolution, biology, hijacking, kidnapping, execution, media manipulation, exile.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Demons, aliens, nightmares mentioned. A man suffers from anxiety attacks, visits a crime scene (bomb). Balloons, fireworks, helicopters, aircraft, dog, bird. Sleep deprivation. Birth, assisted suicide, suicide bombing, V2 bomb, crude oil spill, estranged father, bullying, PTSD, plastic surgery, excessive pain, (discussed). Hospital setting. Flash editing has mild strobe effect. Sky-high aerial cinematography. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Explosive special effects. Witty, amusing, creative, polished, crowd-pleasing, impressive, fast-paced. Solid performances. Exploits flaws beautifully. Excellent plot twist.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Meandering screenplay.

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