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Iron Man 3 review from The Hollywood Reporter
“Looking, if anything, younger than he did in his last couple of spins for Marvel, Downey is at his superhero genius best here, rattling off dialogue both clever and boilerplate with non-repetitive aplomb. Clearly, part of the thinking behind this installment was to have Tony spend much of his time out of his Iron Man suit and force him to generate creative, rather than just physical, ways to solve problems, and this gives the actor more opportunities than he had in the second go-round.”
(read more at the source; WARNING: the full review may contain some spoilers)
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
SOUNDTRACK REVIEW: Iron Man 3 original music
(Excerpts from the review)
“The theme is the big thing here. This isn’t a tiny theme, it’s a theme worthy of the Tony Stark character and calls back to classic big themes like John Williams’ Superman and Indiana Jones. We here it in its full glory in the opening track, which serves to introduce us to it. Then as the narrative begins you will notice Tyler break it down into bite-size pieces.”
“Iron Man 3’s score packs every ounce of space on the CD as it clocks in at 1.2 hours, and not a moment is dull. The action arcs are tremendously engaging. There’s no doubt that Black and Tyler worked closely together here.”
“Iron Man 3 is already one of the best scores of the year. It’s without a doubt the best score to a Marvel produced film and the best action score I’ve heard from Brian Tyler. While Ramin Djawadi’s Iron Man and Patrick Doyle’s Thor are excellent scores, it’s Brian Tyler’s Iron Man 3 that combines everything you need for a perfect action score and a hero’s journey …Iron Man 3 will take you on a grand ride with plenty of character and emotional resonance. The theme is as big as it gets and it perfectly compliments Tony Stark. Definitely make it a priority to seek this one out.”
(Source: Film Music Media)
“Robert Downey Jr. is the best thing in The Avengers. Though, I feel we’re getting to the point that if the question were, “What’s the best thing about living on Earth?” the answer would still be “Robert Downey Jr.”
Mike Ryan, Huffington Post (“What’s the best thing about The Avengers?”
“The back-and-forth between Robert Downey Jr.’s glib Iron Man and Chris Evans’ old-school Captain America is electric, while Downey’s more low-key, philosophical exchanges with Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk help give the film some intellectual heft. Actually, Downey nearly runs away with this whole thing, a tough feat to pull off in a cast full of personalities who are literally larger than life; it just goes to show once again how irresistibly charismatic he can be with the right kind of writing.”
NOT only is The Avengers the superhero movie we had to have, it is the superhero movie you have to see. This truly epic action picture positively pulses with panache, wit and excitement throughout.
In particular, Downey Jr is back in ripping form after a lack-lustre display in Iron Man 2. He supplies an infectious comic spark that lights up plenty of enjoyably fiery interplay between the egocentric major players.
57. The Avengers (2012)
OK, we’re going very spoiler free here (it’s still about a month before it comes out). However, I’ll say this: This movie has everything.
Whedon has mastered the ensemble film, every character gets to have their moment (or several). Each has there own voice that never feels forced. Cap sounds like Cap from his film, Thor like Thor, Stark like the Iron Man 1 Tony we all fell in love with. Loki is impressive and I have no idea what darkness Hiddleston has to channel to play someone so damaged, but he’s great. Even Johansson gives a great performance. That’s right, Whedon got Scarlett Johansson to act for the first time since Ghost World.
The plot maybe a little comic booky for the layman, but Joss Whedon has thrown down the gauntlet with this action-adventure-epic that’s funny, exhilarating, and just so indescribably perfect.
Your move Christopher Nolan.
5 out of 5 stuffs
“Avengers is nothing short of amazing, but that’s still selling this movie short. It is the perfect summer movie- wall to wall action, huge characters, and tons of fun. I have never heard an audience break into applause so many times in any movie as this. I personally had at least 5 “F@#$ YEAH!!!” moments of sheer joy. I say “at least” because I stopped counting I was having so much fun.”
(Source: Big Shiny Robot)
Reaction from the UK press screening for Avengers (Assemble).
“Overall, Avengers Assemble is by far the most spectacular superhero ever made in terms of a visual extravagance, and is truly something that has been worth waiting for and it’s the Marvel equivalence to Nolan’s Batman. In final words prepare for something that is truly indescribable as your theatres roars in applause… Joss Whedon has officially created every fan boy’s dream.”