Iron Man 2008 ★★★★½

"Let's face it, this is not the worst thing you've caught me doing."
-Tony Stark

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.


  • Gotta watch this again before seeing Avengers on Friday.

  • Yeah I need to start my "Road to Avengers" like you soon. When I saw this (way back when it was in theaters), everyone in the room knew that Downey was born to be Tony Stark.

  • I'm a huge comic book geek and I remember I was dumbfounded that they actually did Iron Man right. So used to being cynical and just expecting everything to suck that when it actually came out this good it was shocking.

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