Tony Stark wrestles with his inner demons while contending with monsters of his own creation in Iron Man 3
, a thrilling sequel that proves that just because your protagonist is brooding, it doesn’t mean that your film has to be. Director/co-screenwriter Shane Black takes the torch from Jon Favreau and keeps the flames burning bright, working with co-scribe Drew Pearce to maintain the series’ playful tone without neglecting our charismatic hero’s struggle, and delivering spectacular action set pieces that put us right in the chaos of the moment.
The story in Iron Man 3 picks up shortly after the events of The Avengers. Having previously ent...