Heroes aren't born. They're built.
After escaping from kidnappers using makeshift power armor, an ultrarich inventor and weapons maker turns his creation into a force for good by using it to fight crime. But his skills are stretched to the limit when he must face the evil Iron Monger.
"'Iron Man'. That's kind of catchy. It's got a nice ring to it."
So then. Back to the film that launched the multi-billion dollar Marvel Universe which, like it or not, has completely changed the way that adaptations are handled. The question is though, does this hold up?
Of course it bloody does, it's the goddamn Iron Man. Seriously, who would even bother to ask that question? You've got the brilliant script (which was largely improvised here, apparently), the outstanding action scenes and the introduction of one of the most memorable characters of the last decade, in the form of Tony Stark's Robert Downey Jr. Hang on, wait a second...
Also, I wish I had JARVIS to tell me when I was doing something stupid. And then ignore him of course.
This film has Robert Downey Jr being sarcastic whilst inside powered armour blowing stuff up to AC/DC.
Your argument is invalid.
(Oh, and it's also a well-written, well-acted film that's a good movie on it's own, not just a good superhero movie. But because it's a Sunday night let's focus on the explosions.)
If you say that this doesn't inspire you or at least blow your mind, you're either a bad liar or have a very cold heart.
"Let's face it, this is not the worst thing you've caught me doing."
Road to the Avengers: Part 2
Sure the special effects are great and so are the action scenes, but what makes this a great movie for me is the cast and story. Iron Man's origin story is refreshingly different then most superhero movies and so is his alter ego Tony Stark. To say that Robert Downey Jr. was perfect for this role is an understatement. He's why this movie works so well. His on screen chemistry with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges just adds to the joy of watching it.
- Preparing myself to go see the Iron Man 3 -
I don't know why exactly I am for seeing this for a long time and I eventually never did, despite everybody saying that Iron Man was a very cool super hero movie but when I saw the trailer for Iron Man 3 on the theatre I decided that I really should see the two Iron Man movies for seeing the third one.
Special effects, action and the acting of Robert Downey Jr. all very good! I really like the fact that Iron Man shown the man behind the super hero, that we can also find in the Batman's Trilogy. Because I think these super hero movies shouldn't be simply…
Marvel le debe a Robert Downey Jr. haber conseguido transmitir en cine lo mejor de sus tebeos: que el superhéroe mola, pero el tipo que hay debajo del traje mola el doble. Recuerdo salir del cine deseando una edición extendida con triple ración de Tony Stark (y doble de Pepper Potts, puestos a pedir).
Quizá las hostias del último tramo no lleguen a la altura del resto del metraje, pero qué más da: para cuando esas hostias llegan, la película ya ha dado todo lo que se le podía pedir. Mucho más, en realidad.
Igår startade jag min "Iron man-resa" and so far so good! Idag fortsätter den.
#1 Marvel Phase One Film marathon: 2:00pm
What better way is there to spend a lazy Sunday than tackling a 6 movie marathon? None.
We begin with the first, and unfortunately for Marvel, the best film in the lead up to last years 'The Avengers'; one that wouldn't be bettered let alone matched. Much of that is down to the fact that Robert Downey, Jr. managed to rise up out of his world of a drug induced shit-storm and managed to bag his first really big blockbuster leading-man role.
With talks of him being replaced in time for the fourth instalment of 'Iron Man', we're all holding our breaths and keeping our fingers crossed and hoping that will never happen...…
Still holds up as one of the greatest super hero movies as well as the best Avenger movie, behind the Avengers of Course.
Re-watched this to prepare for Iron Man 3.
Rating doesn't change. A solid Comic Book film-as serious as the events in the film are it still retains a light feeling to it all. Great balance between comedy and drama. The effects are great-the performances are great. Favreau does an impressive job behind the camera. The script is on point.
Overall this is a great origin film. It's a smart film-smarter than most Comic Book films.
Still as fun as I remembered, still remarkable that it works and how exciting and new it all seems. Even the weird climax seems shorter and less awful this time around.
The top notch of the Marvel bunch. This time around, I am made aware of the subtle appearance of the Mandarin, in essence, by how the terrorist cell that captures him refers to themselves as the "Ten Rings".
Everyone knows Downey runs away with every moment he's on screen, but Favreau moved me this time, how he keeps a marvelous pace with the film's kind of oddball and original screenplay, when compared to super-hero films before and after it.
Iron Man is the first of the now regular Marvel movie franchise, and it's arguably the best stand-alone film, and rivals the best overall film The Avengers.
Robert Downey Jr. really is the perfect Tony Stark and brings the role to a whole new level of success. The film is edgy fun and daring, and directed well by Jon Favreau.
Both follow-ups were so-so, making me realize just how good we had it with this film.
In light of Iron Man 3 being out, I wanted to go back and watch the previous two. I'm usually a chronological kind of watcher but I decided to watch them in backwards transition, starting with 3, then 2 and finishing with 1 going into each as open minded as possible.
Iron Man is a near flawless origin story. It does a quality job of establishing it's characters and in crafting it's plot. Pacing is well done, chemistry is well done. I really like how they opened the film, then went back to elaborate why he was where he was, and the kind of person he was before the accident.
What's also great in going back to this is really…
A great superhero origin story.