• Travis Reinders

    ★★★★½ Watched by Travis Reinders 18 Apr, 2015

    When a movie is good enough to justify the existence of The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, and Thor, you've got a damn good movie in front of you.

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  • Chip

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Chip 18 Apr, 2015

    Iron Man frames its origin story as a redemption story in a way that other super hero movies hadn't. Hancock (which came out less than two months after this movie) was also a redemption story, but it wasn't his origin. Tony Stark is presented as a war profiteering, womanizing, self-destructive bastard who craves attention. But his experiences turn him into a more humane bastard who craves attention. There's no traditional super villain. This entire movie is built around Tony Stark…

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  • rossboyask

    ★★★★ Rewatched by rossboyask 18 Apr, 2015

    It's easy to forget how good this film is, and how most of the subsequent Avengers related film has it to thank. The cast are terrific, and the satirical element permeating the film has probably been forgotten by most people.

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  • Diz Hooper

    ★★★★ Watched by Diz Hooper 18 Apr, 2015

    Robert Downey, Jr. is perfect as Tony Stark. He brings a certain sense of humor to the character that really makes Iron Man a likeable hero even though he has so many negative character traits. The only weak point is that the villain isn't so interesting.

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  • agaras888

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by agaras888 17 Apr, 2015

    Part 1 of Avengers 2 Rewatches.

    Iron Man, the kick off to the behemoth Marvel Cinematic Universe, is the perfect blend of blockbuster fun, a smart script and great acting. It creates an interesting story that hasn't been done a million times before in other superhero movies. This was the best way they could have kicked off this mega-franchise (an experiment at the time; imagine if this had bombed) and it only gets better with repeat watchings.
    It only can go down from here with the MCU. (It does).

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  • Daniel Sarath

    ★★½ Watched by Daniel Sarath 17 Apr, 2015

    When famous arms dealer Tony Stark returns from his months in Afghanistan, held as a hostage by a terrorist group, he delivers a powerful condemnation of the very industry he is a part of. Having seen his weapons used by the terrorist group, despite believing that he has been making the world a safer place, Stark calls the defence industry 'a system that is comfortable with zero accountability'.

    It seems that Jon Favreau and his team are trying to do…

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  • Matt Reifschneider

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Matt Reifschneider 17 Apr, 2015

    Avengers 2 Prep - Film One

    Pardon the clunky review for this film. It was one of my first ones and like the suit that gets Tony Stark out of the cave it tends to be a little less than polished.

    Blood Brothers Review: bloodbrothersfilmreviews.blogspot.com/2009/08/iron-man-45.html

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  • george the beast

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by george the beast 17 Apr, 2015

    is not a masterpiece, the script is stan lee 60s marvel BUT everything started here...

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  • Felipe Bascunan

    ★★★ Rewatched by Felipe Bascunan 16 Apr, 2015 3

    In this month leading up to what promises to be the most giant bonkers superhero ensemble movie ever, I thought I might take the occasion to revisit some of the prior entries in the series, most of which I haven't seen since the original release.

    It's interesting looking back on the original Iron Man, with the context of the later films in the series (can we call this a series?). I get the feeling that this film is thought of…

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  • Wayne

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Wayne 16 Apr, 2015

    While it suffers from a weak villain and a bit too long of a runtime, Iron Man is still the perfect example of a fun summer blockbuster thanks to terrific special effects, fun and entertaining action sequences and an incredibly fun and awesome performance from Robert Downy Jr. Quite possibly my favorite superhero movie out of the few I've seen.

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  • Marion

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Marion 16 Apr, 2015

    It'd been a long long time since I watched this. Still so very good. Except maybe the last half-hour. Kinda meh.

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  • Nick Hawryluk

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Nick Hawryluk 15 Apr, 2015

    Not enough good can be said of Downey Jr.'s performance. Cracking first act, though second drifts somewhat directionless and third becomes a bit cartoonish for the relatively grounded setting. Sure-handed direction by Favreau in action and comedy, though self-conscious for emotional scenes. Extremely watchable film. Important also as kickoff to Marvel's cinematic master-plan.

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