With characters culled from Marvel Comics, we know for sure that Iron Man 3 would be packed with spectacular action and nice razor sharp, witty lines. When, the film begins with a voice-over which states - "A famous man once said, we create our own demons. Never mind who the famous man is." We are all the more confident about the same. The voice-over at the very onset sets the tenor of the film.
The first scene ushers in a New Year's party in Bern, Switzerland, heralding the new millennium where a businessman-cum-genius inventor-cum mechanic Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) is partying hard. The audience waits with baited breath to understand how he creates his own demons. Iron Man 3 is the Superhero's journey of finding the demons he created and destroying them.
Flash forward to the present day, following the attacks on New York where a new terrorist, Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), is threatening to bring down the US government. Tony is mentally fatigued. He is worn out with confidence and anxiety issues. This causes a strain on his relationship with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow).
He is unable to sleep and so he spends all his time developing a super cloak - The metallic shield that can protect him. Created through advance mechanics, it assembles itself around him and works on mental remote. Thus making him the formidable - Iron Man. Meanwhile, a good looking bio-tech researcher and geneticist Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), who has a grouse against Tony, teams up with Mandarin. So it is super-villains versus Iron Man.
With his back against the wall, Tony has to survive by his own devices, relying on his creativity and instincts to protect himself and those close to him. He has also to juggle a tense relationship with his old buddy James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) and beautiful ex-girlfriend Maya (Rebecca Hall). Along the way, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him - Does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? - IANS
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