|When wealthy industrialist tony stark is forced to build an armored suit after a life-threatening incident, he ultimately decides to use its technology to fight against evil.|
Editor's NoteFor both comic book fans and those who can't tell the Green Lantern from the Green Arrow, IRON MAN is the type of summer blockbuster whose appeal lasts far beyond the season. Robert Downey Jr. stars as Tony Stark, a billionaire playboy and genius who puts as much effort into chasing skirts as he puts into chasing his next big idea. A trip to Afghanistan to sell weapons quickly devolves into chaos, and Stark finds himself at the mercy of a warlord who wants him to build a missile. Instead, Stark creates a powerful suit of armor, turning him into Iron Man and allowing him to escape. When he returns to America, his assistant Pepper Pots (Gwyneth Paltrow), friend Rhodey (Terrence Howard), and right-hand man Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges) all marvel at the change in the man they knew.IRON MAN is the first film to be self-financed by Marvel Studios, and they should be proud of their freshman effort. They didn't take any obvious routes with choosing the cast or crew, and it pays off. Director Jon Favreau, who also has a small role in the film, is best known for directing ELF, but his first action-driven effort is nearly flawless. Casting Downey was gutsy but inspired: this is his first big action picture as well, but the wit he displays in films such as the cult hit KISS KISS, BANG BANG works perfectly for the character of Stark. IRON MAN features nods to its beloved source material, as well as to the classic animated series of the 1960s. But even for the uninitiated, this film provides an interesting entry into the Marvel superhero's universe. Audiences who keep watching after the credits have rolled will be rewarded with a bonus scene.
Iron Man - Blu-Ray Review
By: J.D. McNamara Cinema Blend DVD Reviews
Published on: 10/1/2008 8:12 PM
|Iron Man is a film that comic book junkies will no doubt love, but it also appeals to those who generally shy away from the superhero genre because it retains a relevance to the world we live in today. War, weapons and terrorism are all hot-button issues surging through the daily news, and Iron Man definitely has a contribution to make to that discussion. ...read the full review|
|Robert Downey Jr.|
|Art Marcum - Screenwriter|
|Louis D'Esposito - Executive Producer|
|Hawk Ostby - Screenwriter|
|John Nelson - Special Effects Supervisor|
|Jon Favreau - Executive Producer|
|David Maisel - Executive Producer|
|Dan Lebental - Editor|
|Peter Billingsley - Executive Producer|
|Stan Lee - Executive Producer|
|Avi Arad - Producer|
|Matthew Holloway - Screenwriter|
|Mark Fergus - Screenwriter|
|Ramin Djawadi - Composer|
|Matthew Labatique - Director of Photography|
|Industrial Light and Magic - Special Effects|
|Kevin Feige - Producer|
|Jon Favreau - Director|
This is at the top of my list right now! This movie is just epic, there is no other word to describe it. Every detail of it was perfect, in my opinion. Its one of those movies that keeps you entertained every second! Rob Downey plays that character so well that its hard to think of him any other way! The only thing I did not like about it was when they used Stan Lee as Larry King! I find that to be just insulting really.
Robert Downey Jr. makes an awesome Tony Stark in the first Iron Man movie. This was never one of the more prominent Marvel comics series, but great direction and acting make it one of the best movies. There are good twists to the story and great special effects as well.
Great summer movie!5/26/2012
The plot is a little weak at times, but that is more than made up for by Downey's performance as Tony Stark. The special effects are very convincing as well. I really enjoyed the origin element of the story, showing how he becomes Iron Man. Definately worth checking out for comic book fans!
The writers and director of IRON MAN have crafted a fine comic book adaptation, skilfully combining character, action. plot, and humour (the latter is essential in such movies, with many failing as a result of self-reverence). Here the script is sharp and lean, and is confidently delivered by a top-flight cast. The set pieces are well constructed and the special effects are impressive. The story, for the most part, is cohesive and convincing. There's not much to criticise here, except perhaps the ending, which is rather predictable. All in all this is first-class entertainment from start to finish.
Iron man is a wonderful movie. Great cast and superb performance by Robert Downey Jr. Though I think there were too much of music and dancing by a super hero. The plot was great. Overall, this is a very good entertaining movie and I will recommend all watching the Blu-ray version too.
One of my favorite comic book movies4/3/2012
Iron Man is a Marvel Comic movie that doesn't disapoint. It's better than Spiderman 3 "which even Fantastic Four 2 was even more fun than" with more wit and a lot less whining, crying and.... disco dancing. Hell it's the best Marvel movie since Spiderman, Spiderman 2 and X-Men 2. It slowly picks up which is why it gets compared to the Hulk by some people. However it's always entertaining and more fun than the Hulk.
This movie is great. Exciting for all kids and adults.
Iron Man ....Great Movie2/17/2009
The item was delivered promptly and was exactly as describled. This movie in bluray is awesome. This was a great movie. the story line is realistic and the special effects are awesome. the actors are exceptional.
IronMan Blue Ray11/25/2008
Product arrived promptly as promised. I loved this movie and wanted the extra features. Blue Ray on my system is hard to distinguish from my upcoverted DVD (I have a DLP TV) and sound was as good in 5.1. Still a good value for the extra features.