Thrills and spills in hot summer smash

Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 (12a)

Now there’s some sunshine in our lives we can contemplate the arrival of summer and in cinematic terms that means the blockbusters are coming.

One of the early ones out of the blocks is Iron Man , which sees Robert Downey Jr returns as the billionaire-inventor-superhero Tony Stark, aka Iron Man.

Directed and co-written by Shane Black, the man behind the Lethal Weapon movies, it’s a real romp of a movie.

Fun for both fans and newbies to the comic book world, the movie may be a lengthy 129 minutes but doesn’t feel like it.

That’s a bonus as you won’t want to leave your seat before you’ve seen the end-of-credits surprise.