We write about a number of things here at Lost to the Aether. Mostly video games and writing. That’s two things. Two’s a number. It seems to me that both my writing posts and my video games posts have their own audiences, and when I write about one it tends to alienate the other.
Well that’s not good enough for me! It’s inherently unfair! So with this post, in a move for equality, we’re going to alienate both groups equally and talk about movies! Besides, it’s so rare I get to talk about something topical. We’re going to review Iron Man 3, out in theatres for a couple of days now.
The original Iron Man movie was good, momentously so. It was one of the films that performed solidly enough to bring life to the superhero movie genre, and is one of the few superhero films to make an origin story entertaining. Iron Man 2 took all that momentum, and let it fly away. Let’s not talk about Iron Man 2. Following that, Tony Stark and Iron Man stole the show with the Avengers, leading the pack in one of the highest grossing films of all time. There’s some good legacy built up behind the franchise, is what I’m saying. So how does Iron Man 3 hold up? Is it a worthy successor to the films that have come before it? Is this the life changing movie of the summer?