don't read if you haven't watched the motion picture called 'Iron Man 3'...
disjointed story. plenty of tangents. dull. dark. ugly looking. key characters misused. bad guys are very generic and boring, as are their powers - unlikely and unbelievable botany-based fire-breathing (huh??). proper MAGIC/OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD TECHNOLOGY would have made more sense in what has been previously established in the Marvel movies and moved ahead possibilities for future ones. twists and reveals that have no joy or punch. the Mandarin twist is so disappointing (and anger inducing) that the ensuing comedy intention is only salt in the wound. Aldrich Killian proclaiming "i am the Mandarin" at the end - thanks for explaining what we sadly realized 25 minutes ago, pal. the Iron Man him/itself is so deconstructed that it isn't really an entity any more - just suddenly fragile pieces of stuff that are far too disposable and able to be used by whomever.
i admit i loved Yinsen appearing, but mostly seeing Max from 'Happy Endings' (in one of the admittedly extraneous tangents).
side note - i liked 'Iron Man 2' a lot, which i realize isn't a cool opinion amongst the hipster pseudo-comic fans, buffoons and internet sheep. i now LOVE it a lot.