REPOST: Iron Man, created by Marvel Cinematic Studios, based on characters created by Stan Lee: a Film Review


Stark Industries has passed hands from Howard Stark to playboy Tony Stark.  On a trip to Afghanistan with Lieutenant Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes to demonstrate the new “Jericho” missile that his defense contracting company has built Stark’s convoy is ambushed by one of his own company’s missiles.  He is captured after being injured and with the help of a doctor who is also in the hands of the terrorists is saved from his eminent death- shrapnel from the attack is still slowly making its way to his heart.

With the aide of the doctor Tony manages to escape and get back home shocking everyone by attempting to shut down the military contracts that Stark Industries currently holds.  He upgrades the piece of technology that is keeping him alive.  A take on a piece of energy producing equipment that Stark Industries had developed and pushed to the side.  As he takes on the issues with his company Tony becomes more and more aware of all of the dangers his weapons have caused.  And how the people around him may have been helping for their own benefit.

General Information:

-Genre: Superhero, Reluctant Hero

-Creator: Marvel Cinematic Studios, based on characters by Stan Lee

-Length: 126 minutes

-Rating: PG-13 (mild sex and nudity, moderate violence and gore both real-world and science fiction, mild profanity, mild alcohol use, moderate frightening and intense scenes)

-Where to Watch: Disney+ (with subscription), DVD, Blu-Ray, or look for it at your local library

-Main Cast: Robert Downing Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Shawn Toub, Gweneth Paltrow, Faran Tahir, Paul Bettany, Clark Gregg, Jon Favreau, Samuel L. Jackson

-Page of Reference in RP1: MARVEL is generally mentioned throughout the whole book

Review (contains spoilers):

Iron Man is by far one of my favorite comic book super heroes and it was so amazing to see this come to life on the big screen.  I’ve always loved stories of the rich, naïve, jerk finding out that his money or company or whatever is doing something horrible and he decides to use that fortune to do something good for the world around him.

I love the superheroes who choose to be them…not necessarily those who have the mantle thrust upon them like the mutants or the fact that they are alien…

This movie and Robert Downing Jr. perfectly sum up exactly how Iron Man is in the comics I’ve read.  He is cocky, swagers…is just overall a great character who changes and grows throughout the movie.  I love that in this film the bad guy is more of just a betrayer and not necessarily someone who seeks out to be a super villain.  He falls into it.

It is a great introduction film into the Marvel Cinematic universe.  There is just enough intrigue between Pepper and Tony, the background for his character is set up.  The story line is wrapped up in one film which was great incase it flopped.

Overall, a very solid film with great graphics, cinematography and writing.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

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