NaPoWriMo – Day XXV – Iron Man 3

Man of metal
But not steel
Full of pizzazz
And cocky zeal

Flying through the air
With speed and deadly aim
No choice but to play
A madman’s mad game

An enemy most vicious
With the Ten Rings of power
Death, terror and pain
Upon the world he would shower

A battle shall be waged
But who will the victor be
The new Iron Man
I cannot wait to see!

I have been looking forward to the New Iron Man movie for quite a while now. While the comic book character himself was not one of my favorites, Robert Downey Jr’s portrayal of the legendary Iron Man has brought a whole new dimension to the character (as well as transported Downey’s career to new heights I dare say). The first two movies have been action packed and full of hysterical moments, something that I was glad to see translated into the Avengers movie as well.

But it’s not just Downey that has me excited to see the third of the series. I’m just as excited, if not more so, to see Kingsley take on the role of The Mandarin – one of Ironman’s greatest and most ruthless foes. Despite the more serious tone of the new movie, I’m a bit afraid that they’re going to play him down in order to keep up the mass appeal of the Iron Man movies – I don’t see a studio head green lighting the image of a person being torn apart, burnt alive or flayed (just random images I remember from some old issues featuring The Mandarin) in a movie that kids, as much as adults, are psyched up to see.

Have to say though, I think Director John Favreau did a really good job on the first two movies. I was disappointed to see he wasn’t heading the helm on this one. We’ll see how that works out for the film. Perhaps the choice to switch had something to do with the darker tones that the movie seems to be taking, if the trailer is any indication.

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, its available here – Iron Man 3 (This links to the official Marvel youtube channel – so no Copyright infringement here!)

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