The summer movie season is officially in session.
The release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 pretty much kicks off the start of the summer movie season and almost guarantees a box office domination. I can't say it doesn't deserve the money. Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, and Ben Kingsley. That's a mouthful. The movie is about Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) trying to recover from the trauma that was what happened in The Avengers while simultaneously trying to find and terminate a terrorist known as The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). So, first off let me say Iron Man 3 is incredibly fun to watch. The story is just okay but RDJ plays his character with such joy and excitement that you can't help but smile. Besides him the acting is mostly sub-par but all the awesome special effects, CGI, and witty jokes are able to more than make up for it. The whole thing is fairly predictable. I'm not gonna lie though, I really didn't care. I could analyze the whole movie and pick it apart, but what would be the point? It's a summer popcorn movie. These kinds of movies are designed to make the viewer have fun and forget his worries. Iron Man 3 does what it's supposed to do! Most of the movie was great fun, but the last battle scene sorta annoyed me. The writer's were throwing in so many ridiculous twists and random plot devices that it was overwhelming and excessive. Other than that, I kind of liked it! As I said, Downey Jr. did a great job, but surprisingly Ben Kingsley was hilarious! I won't say how to avoid ruining anything, but he was a joy to watch. It really leaves me in awe about how far CGI and computer effects technology has come. Seriously, some of the scenes looked 100% realistic and 100% awesome. I'm kicking myself because I forgot to stay after the credits for the mini-scene or trailer or whatever Marvel puts at the end of every movie, but I'm guessing that the enormous amount of money Iron Man 3 is gonna make will spur them to make a sequel and I bet the mini-scene would have given me a clue. I suppose I'll have to look that up. So, don't expect American Beauty out of this, but DO expect a fun popcorn film. I give Iron Man 3, 3.6 out of 5 stars. You can follow me on Twitter @WhitsMovies and don't forget to like me on Facebook at Facebook.com/WhitsMovies! Happy Viewing!