Iron Man 3 is, as the title suggests, the third movie of the Iron Man series. Robert Downey Jr. returns as the titular superhero who learns not to spurn a meek-seeming scientist, Aldrick Killian (Guy Pearce). He gets pulled into fighting a "terrorist" organization manufactured by Killian in order to cover up an unintended side effect of his development, it makes people explode. The intended effects of the drug, enhanced strength and near-invincibility, make Killian a formidable opponent, though. One that finds Tony enlisting the help of a young child in order to defeat.
I'm a bit of a superhero movie junkie, but this was not my favorite of those films, even in a year with several disappointments. You need to be able to suspend disbelief when watching movies, but at times I found that difficult to do here. First, was that the highly customized suit was able to fit on Penny (Gwyneth Paltrow) in one scene. Then, some kid was somehow able to help Tony repair his suit. There were some great actors here, but they couldn't save the movie.