Iron Man – movie review

Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr. stars as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the story of a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon.

iron man
Cast: Robert Downey Jr.
Studio: Paramount
Rating: 8.5/10

Corporate line:
Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment’s big screen adaptation of Marvel’s legendary Super Hero Iron Man will launch into theaters on May 2, 2008. Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr. stars as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the story of a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Instead, using his intelligence and ingenuity, Tony builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity. When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man. The film also stars Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow and Oscar nominees Terrence Howard and Jeff Bridges and is directed by Jon Favreau.

The review:
I want to be Iron Man. I used to want to be Spider-Man, but now I’ve changed my mind. This might be one of the best super hero movies ever. The CGI is brilliant. Amazing.

The plot is great and does a great job of appearing realistic. Sure, its hard to believe a guy flying around in a mechanical suit–but the rest of the plot regarding Afghanistan could be happening right now. Downey’s character Stark is a man who needed a purpose and he finally gets it and that is when the fireworks start.

Robert Downey Jr. is a stunner. Downey was born for this role. Another stunner is that Jon Favreau directed the movie. Who knew he had such talent? Paltrow owns the screen every moment she is on it. Jeff Bridges as the bald executive is another great addition. It appears that the stars have aligned for “Iron Man.”

Finally:
Director Favreau does a great job introducing the origin of “Iron Man” and doesn’t waste too much time introducing a character. Favreau doesn’t rush into a plot. Every aspect gels. This is a fanboy’s dream. Hopefully there will be numerous sequels to follow.