Iron Man

Iron Man

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Iron Man

The latest Marvel/Stan Lee superhero adaptation, intriguingly directed by the multi talented Jon Favreau (Swingers, Zathura). Robert Downey Jnr. (also an interesting choice) plays Tony Stark, a crafty, womanising drunk of a billionaire industrialist...

Stark is in Afghanistan introducing new missile technology to the US army when he is captured and taken hostage. His captors lock him in a workshop and order him to make a badass missile for enemy. Instead, Stark makes himself a fully armoured & bulletproof suit in which he escapes in. When he returns home, he can’t put the suit down, and becomes the uber-advanced Iron Man. Jeff Bridges plays Obadiah Stane, Stark’s mentor & rival who becomes – wait for it – Iron Monger – Iron Man’s nemesis.

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Hello Iron Man, Hello Robert Downey

Hands down this is Robert Downey Jr's film and we see him at his sarcastic, hilarious best. Superb.

4.0
0

A Marvel hero done almost perfectly

As has been said, Iron Man Tony stark is the Marvel version of Batman, but with far less of a profile: A millionaire playboy who through trauma is transformed into a champion of common people against forces greater than the law, using his money and technical talents. Robert Downey Jr. is a terrific choice for this role and carries it off with aplomb and...

4.0
0

AWESOME!!

Iron Man isn't one of the big shots in the Marvel stable but wow!! what a way for Marvel to stamp its claim as a serious film production company. And what a way for Downey Jr to make a come back. Awesome action and plenty of funny bits to keep everyone happy. Bring on the rest of the comic book adaptations this year. Oh, and hang around after the credits...

5.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

Loyal assistant, Pepper Potts, isn't much of a part, but Gwyneth Paltrow is a presence. She stands around looking amused and flabbergastingly pretty, slinging wisecracks with serene aplomb.

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Variety

Variety

press

Ever-eclectic director Jon Favreau, who briefly pops up onscreen as a Stark minion, maintains a brisk but not frantic pace, and, in concert with lenser Matthew Libatique, production designer J. Michael Riva and the first-rate visual effects team, has made an unusually elegant looking film for the genre.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

All praise to acting dynamo Robert Downey Jr., who brings so much creative juice to the party that Iron Man achieves instant liftoff.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Iron Man is not a classic, suffering a little from first-in-the-franchise set-up blues. And of course, this is a comic-book superhero movie after all, so remember not to take it too seriously.

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It's not sure where to go once the final Iron Man suit is constructed, and seems in a rush to get there, but Downey Jr and the supporting cast are so perfectly placed we're already looking forward to the bound-to-be-better sequel.

3.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Only Downey Jr is allowed to bring an occasional flash of individuality to his character, but that is soon buried beneath the ceaseless avalanche of computer-generated imagery and violence.

2.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

Loyal assistant, Pepper Potts, isn't much of a part, but Gwyneth Paltrow is a presence. She stands around looking amused and flabbergastingly pretty, slinging wisecracks with serene aplomb.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Ever-eclectic director Jon Favreau, who briefly pops up onscreen as a Stark minion, maintains a brisk but not frantic pace, and, in concert with lenser Matthew Libatique, production designer J. Michael Riva and the first-rate visual effects team, has made an unusually elegant looking film for the genre.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

All praise to acting dynamo Robert Downey Jr., who brings so much creative juice to the party that Iron Man achieves instant liftoff.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Iron Man is not a classic, suffering a little from first-in-the-franchise set-up blues. And of course, this is a comic-book superhero movie after all, so remember not to take it too seriously.

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It's not sure where to go once the final Iron Man suit is constructed, and seems in a rush to get there, but Downey Jr and the supporting cast are so perfectly placed we're already looking forward to the bound-to-be-better sequel.

3.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Only Downey Jr is allowed to bring an occasional flash of individuality to his character, but that is soon buried beneath the ceaseless avalanche of computer-generated imagery and violence.

2.0
0

Hello Iron Man, Hello Robert Downey

Hands down this is Robert Downey Jr's film and we see him at his sarcastic, hilarious best. Superb.

4.0
0

A Marvel hero done almost perfectly

As has been said, Iron Man Tony stark is the Marvel version of Batman, but with far less of a profile: A millionaire playboy who through trauma is transformed into a champion of common people against forces greater than the law, using his money and technical talents. Robert Downey Jr. is a terrific choice for this role and carries it off with aplomb...

4.0
0

AWESOME!!

Iron Man isn't one of the big shots in the Marvel stable but wow!! what a way for Marvel to stamp its claim as a serious film production company. And what a way for Downey Jr to make a come back. Awesome action and plenty of funny bits to keep everyone happy. Bring on the rest of the comic book adaptations this year. Oh, and hang around after the...

5.0
0