Iron Man (2008) - Oscar ® Nominee!
|Suit up for action with Robert Downey Jr. in the ultimate adventure movie you’ve been waiting for, Iron Man! When jet-setting geniusindustrialist Tony Stark is captured in enemy territory, he builds a high-tech suit of armor to escape. Now, he’s on a mission to save the world as a hero who’s built, not born, to be unlike any other. Co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard and Jeff Bridges, it’s a fantastic, high-flying journey that is “hugely entertaining” (Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal).|
"A dark delight that combines pop-culture wit and genuine emotional depth. Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide
"As big-budget comic book adaptations go, this one's a gratifying freak--the right kind of conflicted, as well as quick-witted. It's a lot of fun. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"An action sci-fi blockbuster extravaganza that provides cartoon thrills for thinking people. Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"All praise to acting dynamo Robert Downey Jr., who brings so much creative juice to the party that Iron Man achieves instant liftoff. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"...Favreau is a born storyteller who engages the audience's imagination rather than crushing it in a tsunami of digital noise. Scott Foundas, The Village Voice
"...[Favreau] maintains a brisk but not frantic pace, and...has made an unusually elegant looking film for the genre. Todd McCarthy, Variety
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.
Cast & Crew
|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|
MTV Award (2008)
|Iron Man, Winner, Best Summer Movie So Far|
Customer Reviews of Iron Man
Iron Man Rocks3/4/2013
Great storyline, Great action, Great Graphics just great movie all around.
If you love superhero movies you will love this one. Saw it in theaters and had to purchase a copy for myself!
I have to admit I wasn't that big a fan of Iron Man until I seen the film. This movie has made me really appreciate Iron Man as a super hero among others such as Spider-man and the X-men. Robert Downey Jr. was fantastic as Tony Stark and I don't think anyone could have done it better. Great movie.
I loved reading the old Iron man comic books when I was young. When the movie first aired it's trailer I was wondering if Robert Downey Jr. was the right actor for the role of Tony Stark. He hit it out of the park with this one. Great action and acting. Had to get this on Just to watch over and over again.
IRON MAN-NICE FLICK ON DVD12/9/2008
A very good flick with very good acting by Robert Downey Jr. Nicely done 5.1 surround sound but could have been better because it lacks any center back surround imaging. The first half of the movie seems tied down but really gets going in the second half. Great color, photography and special and sound effects overall.
Best action movie of 200811/20/2008
Great plot. Characters are terrific! A must see for any action movie fan! 5 stars!!