Iron Man (2008)
Summer is here with an amazing blockbuster film!!
Absolutely Sick! This film is by far one of the best Marvel films released in the last few years. The acting was perfect, the effects were amazing, and the story line stuck with the comic book in a great way. I really think that Jon Favreau made the best decision in putting Robert Downey Jr in the role of Tony Stark. He pulls off the character very well, his charisma really shines in this movie.
The effects were done in a very tasteful way, they were enough to keep the film always running smooth and they added to a great story, which I really appreciated because far too many times have I seen a movie that I thought would be great but felt ripped off because the effects were the showcase and the script was weak.
The story really works because they focus on the character and give you the opportunity to get a feel for how Tony Stark was raised, and how he spent his life blindly following in his fathers footsteps until the events that occur which cause him to rethink his life. In many ways the details of his back story can be compared to how Batman Begins relayed the back story of Bruce Wayne.
I look forward to seeing this film again it is definitely among one of the greatest comic book movies to date. Don't be surprised if a sequel is in the works already!