"'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…
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.)
"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…
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.
After Iron Man 3 was recently released into theatres, I took it upon myself to sit down and re-watch the first two of the series. Why? Because. With those questions out of the way, we arrive at the first of the three films.
Even though at times it does feel that Robert Downey Jr is not fully immersed into his character (most likely attributed to this being the first of the trilogy) it is fairly clear that he is perfect…
Director Jon Favreau balance the perfect combination of action, comedy, drama & FX in Iron Man.
Robert Downey Jr had me hooked as Tony Stark from the first scene, Marvel hit gold with Iron Man and in the process they created one of the best Comic book film I seen.
- You've been called the Da Vinci of our time.
What do you say to that?
- Absolutely ridiculous. I don't paint.
- And what do you say to your other nickname,
the Merchant of Death?
- That's not bad.
Robert Downey, Jr. is Iron Man, Iron Man is Robert Downey, Jr. simple as that, the man carries the film on his back from beginning to end, without Downey Jr. Iron Man could it…
In preparation for Iron Man 3, I figured it would make sense to revisit the film that's responsible for getting the Marvel Cinematic Universe off the ground, Iron Man. I will admit, it's a bit weird watching this film post-Avengers, seeing as how this movie seems so small-scale compared to the movies that followed. Luckily, even with its faults, it holds up really well. Some of it feels a bit rushed, and the villain is really under-developed, but for what…
I really need to start seeing some current films in the theatres. Since Iron Man 3 is out, why not start watching the first two in order to get prepared?
Hence, Iron Man 1 rewatch.
Overally not too bad. Its got the right equation for a typical solid action movie.
Stong character personalities traits + good explosions and action + some cheesy lovey moments = solid film
I remember having seen this before at some point. I remember thinking it…
This movie is held together by the performance given by Robert Downey Jr. He is so charismatic, and just the right amount of dickish charm. Gwyneth Paltrow is also very alluring as Pepper Potts. I think the chemistry between them is elevates this above most emotionless action / Superhero film.
I normally say that superhero films are made or broken by the villain. Here, the baddie is pretty lame, and there is never a question that Ironman will overcome. That…