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Iron Man: Rise of Technovore

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Animated Iron Man adventure is convoluted and violent.

Movie PG-13 2013 88 minutes
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IRON MAN: RISE OF TECHNOVORE was produced in Japan and plays more like a violent, complex anime than a standard American superhero movie. Director Hiroshi Hamazaki was a veteran animator on well-known classics like Ninja Scroll, Metropolis, and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. Unfortunately, the hybrid really doesn't work.

The filmmakers vainly attempt to re-capture some of the character banter from the live-action Iron Man movies, but can't re-create the energy and chemistry of Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, etc. Moreover, the plot is highly convoluted. When the characters aren't attempting to make wisecracks or trying to explain the plot to each other, the movie focuses on explosive battle sequences. The finale has Iron Man facing a giant, mutated villain, struggling to find logical ways to attack. Sadly, it barely makes sense.

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