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Iron Man (2008) Movie Reviews

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06/01/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Everyone's Right, This is Awesome!

Tony Stark is a playboy-billionaire, who is also an engineering genius. He invents powerful and destructive weapons. But when Afghans got interested to his products, Stark finds himself trapped under these people to work on more weapons. But this life-changing experience makes him capable of making something more than missiles and bombs.

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Call me a looser that I only watch this film when its third episode just released. I thought it was just another action-packed Marvel movie, but when I finally saw it, wow. This is awesome. It is fun, interesting, and certainly cool. Robert Downey Jr really got me with this. His character portrayal was that entertaining which would not leave one viewer unsatisfied. Also, I was surprised that a movie like this can pull off such decent twist.

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3/4 

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mitchellyoung
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01/30/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

RDJ - enough said

Iron Man effectively marks the reign of Marvel's new, expanded universe. It's a smart version of a comic book film - based around likable and interesting characters, competent action sequences, and with the right mix of comedic timing and dramatic tension. Robert Downey Jr., in full-on career rejuvenation mode, anchors the film, presenting the perfect translation of Iron Man's sarcastic playboy alter ego. The film also features some fun turns from the supporting cast, including Gwyneth Paltrow as Tony Stark's coy assistant and director Favreau as Stark's bumbling driver. My one complaint would be that the villain, played by a gruff Jeff Bridges, isn't nearly as compelling as the film's hero and, as such, the final confrontation is lacking in energy, but this is certainly one of the mo...

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3.5/4 

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Yojimbo
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01/20/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Iron Man" by Yojimbo

Playboy and weapons manufacturer Tony Stark is captured by terrorists and builds a robotic suit of armour to escape. When he returns to find his company has been selling it's arms to the bad guys, he sets about making things right. Iron Man was the first comic I bought as a kid, and I must say the big screen version really does do the character justice. Robert Downey Jr. does such a great job as Tony Stark, within 10 minutes I couldn't imagine anyone else playing the part. The suit looks fantastic and has a really cool manga-esque functionality about it. The action sequences are also really well staged, especially Iron Man's first "mission" in which he returns to take out the terrorist cell who imprisoned him, Iron Man coming across a super-cool, updated badass version of Robocop. The onl...

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3.5/4 

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06/12/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Is it better to be feared or respected?

Iron Man accomplishes what I heretofore thought was impossible: it makes the first act of the hero's origin story (before he attains his powers) the most enjoyable part of a comic book movie.

Tony Stark is a guiltless hedonist living the ultimate playboy lifestyle with narcissistic charm and dexterity. As a rich weapons manufacturer, he indulges in high technology, gleefully treats objects like women (a Big Lebowski reference for you Jeff Bridges fans) and flies in a private jet packed with strippers and booze.

As 'Back In Black' blares on a stereo system, he boasts of his company's latest devastating firepower available for sale to the U.S. military. It is at this time that a group of Afghani terrorists obliterate his convoy and take the fatally wounded Stark hostage. It seems he i...

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2.5/4 

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mdtinney
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06/10/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Robert Downey Jr.. makes up for lost time @ #56.

Robert Downey Jr. owns this movie and deserves full credit for its success. He is at his witty best, and delivers the best super-hero performance in cinema history as far as I'm concerned. I don't think any other actor could have pulled off the mix of humor and seriousness that made Iron Man's character so likable. Moreover, It was great to see Bridges in a negative role, and he pulled it off effortlessly.

As far as the story goes, it is well crafted and since it's an origin story it takes its time in a few parts ,and in the end sets up a sequel quite nicely. The effects and action are quite good, though people may have wanted more. I left the theater satisfied! Overall, a highly entertaining superhero movie thanks to the great performance by R.D. Jr. This is my second favorite superhe...

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3.5/4 

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Augustus
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10/23/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Iron Man Review for Composition Class

(OK, the only reason I'm writing this is because of my english class. My review is a bit lenghty but I assure you, this review is worth your precious time!)

Personally, I’m not a comic book fan or a superhero fanatic. I’m just an individual who likes to watch movies for entertainment. Last summer, I watched another superhero film, Iron Man and I can decisively say that this movie is the best super hero movie of all time.

Of course, some might say that Spider Man is better or The Dark Knight is much “cooler” but in my opinion, along with many others, Iron Man is astonishingly different. It breaks the trend of superhero movies. Iron Man does not simply narrates a story of a man becoming a superhero, but it also explores global issues such as terrorism, war in the Middle East, weapon ...

 

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10/01/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

85%

Action: 3/3 + Comedy: 1/2 + Good vs Evil: 1/1 + Love/Sex: 1/1 + Special Effects: 1/1 Plot: 0.5/1 + Music: 1/1= 8.5/10 or 85%.

Robert Downey Jr brings to Iron Man what Christian Bale brought to Batman Begins in that they have defined and have embodied the rolls. The movie has superior qualities to past Marvel franchise attempts that deserve note. Unlike the Daredevil and Elektra attrocities one will actually care and have fun with the main characters. Particularly with Stark as he both develops the Iron Man suit and as he and his personal assistant, Pepper, flirt with a love affair.

The special effects are also superior to past Marvel franchises that largely seem obsessed with poor CGI: The Hulk, The Hulk reboot, Daredevil, Elektra, Ghost Rider, Fantastic Four. The other benefit of t...

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3/4 

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danand82
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09/07/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Not super enough...

Iron Man is the first feature to be made entirely by Marvel – a significant gamble which has paid off to the tune of over $350 million worldwide after just two weekends. For a non-sequel from a fledgling company that is very impressive. It also bodes well for Marvel's second project, the reboot of The Incredible Hulk – due in cinemas in June. Comic book films are big money spinners now but the success of a new series is predicated on the entertainment value of the central character – and in this way Hulk and Tony Stark have similar problems. They just aren't super enough...

Iron Man starts with an unnecessary flashback structure, presumably to ensure some loud action in the first minute or two. Tony Stark (played with now-familiar post-rehab gusto by Robert Downey Jnr.) is the embodime...

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2/4 

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Franz Patrick
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07/15/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

One of the Best Superhero Films

This film met my expectations and more. It's nice to see a superhero film, other than the "Batman" franchise, to feature a not-quite-so-young protagonist--someone who's had experience, who's aged, and who's extremely conflicted. Robert Downey Jr. is perfectly casted because he exudes passion and intelligence. Not only that, he has this fascinating edginess mixed with comedic snarkiness. I've enjoyed his other films because of those features and I'm glad to see that those are highlighted in this picture. The film's core is not its action scenes. It's more focused on how Iron Man emerged. Granted, I'm not as familiar with the Iron Man universe as I am with "Batman" or "X-Men" so I don't know how accurately that universe is portrayed. Still, as a stand-alone film, it's really very good and d...

Rating of
4/4 

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nauticalwhirl
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06/28/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Wow! I'm Impressed, I actually liked it!

I will admit I was quite surprised at how good the movie truly was. I did not want to see it at first. And I reluctantly watched it when I was dragged to see it. Now, I am so glad I saw it. The trailers did not do it enough justice. Alot of other people also didn't want to see it based on the trailers, but were actually surprised at how much they liked the movie.
I can't exactly say what it was that was so enjoyable. The movie started out right away with a bang! And there seemed to be a good amount of action. Roberty Downey Jr. was perfect for the role. The story line was very good, and it was a movie of true good versus evil. There was actually a bit of morality issues that iron man struggles with. It was a very well rounded movie, from the acting to the directing. Kudos!

Rating of
4/4 

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