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Iron Man (Ultimate Two-Disc Edition + BD Live) (2008)

2 Ratings: 1.0
Action & Adventure, Blu-ray, and Science Fiction & Fantasy movie

You know you're going to get a different kind of superhero when you cast Robert Downey Jr. in the lead role. AndIron Manis different, in welcome ways. Cleverly updated from Marvel Comics' longstanding series,Iron Manputs billionaire industrialist Tony … see full wiki

Genre: Blu-ray, Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy
1 review about Iron Man (Ultimate Two-Disc Edition + BD...

Robert Downey Jr. IS Tony Stark

  • Oct 27, 2008
Rating:
+5
WARNING SPOILERS WARNING

On the surface the script for Iron Man is simple and basic. We find out the origin of Iron Man, how he builds the suit and a major villain arrives with a similar suit to challenge him. Iron Man saves the day etc. rinse repeat.

What makes this 'comic book' movie great and one of the best adaptations of all time is 1 thing.

Robert Downey Jr.

I had been a comic book fan since I was a kid, and while I mainly collected Spider-Man, I knew Iron Man and his back story. I knew him but never really was into him except when the story revolved around Tony Stark and his personal life. While usually the book is better than the movie, this is one of those rare exceptions where the real life version far exceeds the book.

Quite simply, like Heath Ledger as The Joker, you don't see Downey Jr. on the screen but Tony Stark.

Yes, he's that good.

Whoever casted Downey for this movie deserves a raise or % of the profits because without him the movie doesn't excel. Yes the CGI is fantastic but the other people cast in the movie don't inspire the audience. Paltrow is fine, Howard I thought was good (bad move replacing a decent character who wanted to return for the sequel with Don Cheadle as good as he is), Bridges is very good but this movie belongs to Downey Jr.

Sometimes a basic script can be made exceptional when you find a definitive actor to play a role. Not only will this film make comic book fans happy, it is perfect for both genders, all ages, or anyone that likes movies in general.

One of the greatest comic book movies of all time and a joy to watch that instantly ranks in the top 5 of said adaptations ever made.

***** HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION

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