I am going to waste no time in saying that I loved this movie. Everything about the movie was great, the story, the action, the humor, the CG, everything was perfect. I cannot think of one thing I did not like about the movie or anything I would want to add.
The movie starts off with a flashback to 1999 when Tony Stark is still a party animal that doesn't really care for much other than himself. The events of the flashback stick with the theme that many super heroes have had to deal with, an enemy that they themselves have created. Back to present day and Tony Stark is constantly working on new iterations of his Iron Man suit when a mysterious terrorist leader known only as the Mandarin hijacks all TV feeds across the country, sending a warning to the United States. Tony doesn't want to get involved and lets the US Military deal with it, but is forced to take action when something happens to his oldest friend. Now Tony has taken up the cause to stop the Mandarin's plans, whatever they are.
That is all I knew about the story going into the movie and that was enough to make me want to see it as soon as possible. I am not one to see movies right when they come out, but I am a big fan of the Marvel movies, especially Iron Man. When the ads started for the movie, I couldn't wait and saw the movie on opening weekend, and I am so happy I didn't wait.
The action sequences were amazing and better than any of the other Iron Man movies have had. There was the perfect amount of action and downtime throughout the movie. The ending fight sequence of the movie was my favorite of all. Thrown into the movie was a lot of humor that added so much to the movie and didn't take anything away. Nothing seemed out of place like humor does in a lot of action movies, but it is also what you would expect from an Iron Man movie. The last bit that made the movie is of course the CG. there was so much in it and it all seemed so real. Many times you really can't tell what is CG and what isn't other than the normal things such as there being no way they could make a real suit fight and fly.
If you were one of the few people that haven't seen the movie, I very highly recommend it no matter who you, are unless you hate watching great movies.