Iron Man 3 ★★★½

There are elements here that  make this the best Iron Man film. The political commentary, particularly the use of the Mandarin, is pretty bold, and the writing between Stark snd the kid is sharp and funny. The parts thst involve Stark working without the suit are brilliant, as is the air rescue. That said, the action sequences beyond that don't work well at all, and the final fight sequence is superfluous and over long.