Amongst the many thing that I didn't do today, I did watch Iron Man 3 thus beginning and entering the summer blockbuster season for 2013. Expectations for this film were high, and I think that it was able to pack in quite a lovely punch. So the film picks up after the events of The Avengers where Stark is trying to figure out what's going on in life amidst several terrorist attacks by the Mandarin. That of course is a very broad overview. I really enjoyed this film, although I really enjoyed every one of the 3 films thus far, although I think that the 3rd one may be the best of them all so far, but I need to see the third one again just to verify that. It's strange to think that about five years ago the first film came out; I remember thinking that it was going to flop so miserably, but it turned out to be quite the opposite and ushered in the comic book film era. Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man/Tony Stark no questions and no doubts, and he does it wonderfully. I love seeing him portray this character (as well as Sherlock Holmes), that it is going to be a travesty one day to see it played by someone else as I am certain it will eventually happen. Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts was also fantastic as usual, Don Cheadle was much better as War Machine this time around, and Paul Bettany as Jarvis was great. The two breakthroughs were Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin and Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian. Both men are fantastic, but I won't go into details about their characters, but these two gentlemen certainly did prove their mettle as actors. Relatively newcomer director Shane Black did a fantastic job, which I think is because he is primarily a screenwriter, and I think they tend to be better directors because they understand the depth of the story and characters better. The action was pretty good, and they kept it new and fresh. One of the last actions sequences towards the end of the film was a little too fantastic, but I mean there were wormholes and aliens in The Avengers, so why not anything else. The 3-D wasn't too bad, but it could have been better. Brian Tyler did the music, and I was surprised that it was actually relatively good. The story/screenplay was well done, but I do have to admit that all 3 of the films were well written and had excellent stories. I'm giving the film a "Strong Ability" and I would watch it again and suggest others to watch it as well, that is if you enjoy comic book action films. So my sister and I made kabobs tonight and grilled them. How delicious they turned out, so much so that I am going to make them myself one day; heck maybe I'll do that for when I have my own housewarming party when I move out.