IRON MAN 3 w/ friends

I watched this movie last April 28, with my college buddies Juliet and Angelica. 

We watched at SM Mall Of Asia, planned to be in IMAX, but unfortunately, no seats available till last full show (SAD) :( , thus we decided to be in regular cinema and its was just fine...

By the way, here's the plot courtesy of WIKIPEDIA. (Actually, hirap ikwento.. hahaha)

In a flashback, Tony Stark recalls a New Years Eve party in 1999 with scientist Maya Hansen, inventor of Extremis, an experimental regenerative treatment intended to allow its users to recover from crippling injuries. They are approached by disabled scientist Aldrich Killian, who offers them a place in his company Advanced Idea Mechanics, but Stark arrogantly rebuffs him.

In the present day, Stark's experiences during the Chitauri invasion of New York are causing him great anxiety, and he has built several Iron Man suits, creating friction with his girlfriend Pepper Potts. Global tensions also run high in the wake a string of bombings by terrorist the Mandarin, which have left intelligence agencies bewildered by their lack of forensic evidence. When Stark Industries security chief Happy Hogan is caught in one such attack, Stark overcomes his stupor and issues a televised threat to the Mandarin, who responds by destroying Tony's home with helicopter gunships. Pepper and Maya, who had come to warn Tony, survive the attack. Tony then finds himself in rural Tennessee after his artificial intelligence JARVIS follows a flight plan from Tony's investigation into the Mandarin. Tony's experimental armor lacks sufficient power to return to California, and the world believes him dead.

Teaming with Harley, a precocious 10-year-old boy, Tony investigates the remains of a local explosion bearing the hallmarks of a Mandarin attack. He discovers the "bombings" were triggered by soldiers who had been subjected to Maya's Extremis virus, which in its still-imperfect state causes certain subjects to reject it explosively. After veterans started growing unstable and exploding, their deaths were used to cover up Extremis' flaws by manufacturing a terrorist plot. Tony witnesses Extremis firsthand when Mandarin agents Ellen Brandt and Eric Savin attack him.

With Harley's help, Tony traces the Mandarin to Miami and infiltrates his headquarters using a variety of home-made weapons. Inside he discovers the Mandarin is actually a British actor named Trevor Slattery, who is oblivious to the acts carried out in his name. The Mandarin is a creation of Killian, who appropriated Maya's Extremis research as a cure for his own disability and expanded the program to include injured war veterans. Killian reveals he is the true Mandarin and has kidnapped Pepper and subjected her to Extremis, intending to infuse her with superhuman abilities and turn her against Tony as leverage to gain Tony's aid in fixing Extremis's flaws.

Killian has also manipulated American intelligence agencies regarding the Mandarin's location, luring James Rhodes — the former War Machine, now re-branded as the Iron Patriot — into a trap to steal the armor. Tony escapes his captivity and reunites with Rhodes, discovering that Killian intends to attack President Ellis aboard Air Force One. Remotely controlling his Iron Man armor, Tony saves the surviving passengers and crew but cannot stop Killian from abducting Ellis. They trace Killian to an impounded oil drilling platform where Killian intends to kill Ellis on live television. The Vice President will become a puppet leader, following Killian's orders in exchange for Extremis to cure a little girl's disability.
On the platform, Tony goes to save Pepper, and Rhodes saves the President. Tony summons each of his Iron Man suits, controlled remotely by JARVIS, to provide air support. Rhodes secures the President and leads him to safety, while Tony discovers Pepper has survived the Extremis procedure. However, before he can save her, a rig collapses around them and she falls to her apparent death. Tony is forced into confronting Killian and traps him in an Iron Man suit that self-destructs, but fails to kill him. Pepper, whose Extremis powers allowed her to survive her fall, intervenes and finishes Killian once and for all.

After the battle, Tony orders JARVIS to destroy each Iron Man suit remotely, as a sign of his intention to devote more time to Pepper. The Vice President and Slattery are arrested. With Tony's help, Pepper's Extremis effects are stablized, and Tony undergoes surgery to remove the shrapnel embedded near his heart. He pitches his obsolete chest arc reactor into the sea, musing he will always be Iron Man, even without his armor.

The movie was JUST fine. Yes, it was indeed a fun movie. But, too many plot holes, complete twist with Mandarin that didn’t work, I think, too much time given to Potts & Rhodes that didn’t deliver, too many implied conclusions you’d be a fool to believe and not enough explanation around Extremis.

It was like these Extremis soldiers have unbelievable powers but no real explanation why other than Aldrich being a madman that is tampering with evolution. It would have been nice to had shown what Extremis actually is & would have answered how these beings are so powerful let alone their heat power.
Oh, well. I love IRON MAN. Forever.

  • 9/10 for thiiiissss!

After that, we ate at Don Henricos for dinner!! Its Yet's treat!

~~~ Captured moments:

So yummmy right?!
its almost 11:00pm and still we didn't want to part ways, and we stayed at Mcdo and refresh ourselves with these... good to end the day! 

Mc Flurry from Yadz! :)

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