Aaron’s review published on Letterboxd:
I really did not like this when it came out over ten years ago. I didn’t get the hype that surrounded it and it made me not want to see a lot of the future Marvel movies that came out after it. This changed after seeing Winter Soldier but I still never came back to the original Iron Man fearing that it would taint the sequels that I did see and enjoy.
That being said, after watching this today, I was wrong. Dead wrong. This is a kick ass movie. Lots of fun, great action, another amazing actor in Jeff Bridges as the villain, and Robert Downey Jr. is absolutely amazing in the title role. This is a great film and an excellent way to kick off this franchise.