The movie that change it all
Awesome Movie!! One of my fave Superhero flicks!!
Considered a Classic superhero movie that kicked off the MCU
must watch movie
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One of the few good Marvel solo movies. Robert Downey made Tony Stark in this film, to the point it's hard to imagine Stark being played by other actors. As one of the first superhero movies, Iron Man's origin story still comes of as fresh; even after other origin stories, Iron Man 1 still manages to give us a fresh take on superhero movie as it explores Stark's feat as an engineer, and a less cartoony portrayal of the villain, Obadiah Stane. Marvel has always stepped into the pitfall to making its villains as cartoon villains with childish motives and unbelievable actions; Stane stands out as one among them as his motives seems to be more grounded in reality (motivated by arms race). It is only when Stane resorted to killing Stark that it becomes a bit cartoony, but it's still a good Marvel movie in general.
It's a entertaining movie, but they should've given the villain some depth. He was just a flat character and you could tell he was the typical bad guy from the very first scene.
And even though I'm not a big Robert Downey Jr fan, I have to admit he's a great Tony Stark. Like I said, it's an entertaining movie.
Very good start to what is proving to be a VERY profitable super-hero adaptation enterprise for Marvel. Good balance of threat versus discovery vs. ups and downs. This film has rescued Downey Jr.'s career, for sure. ;)
One of the Best superhero movies
Robert Downey Jr is this movie, without him it would have failed for sure.
The best non-Batman, non-Nolan comic book movie to date
So much better than the second
The movie did not disappoint. On the Marvel scale, I would place it real close to the joy of watching the first Spider Man and as far away from Eric Bana's Hulk as you possibly can. The opening action sequence was a delight. They were able to introduce you to Tony Stark the person with just a few minutes of banter and then wallop you with the action that already makes you really like this guy. I loved the part where he is being interviewed and the woman says that he is compared to Da Vinci and he says, that's crazy because he doesn't paint. Don't know why thought it was funny. I initially thought Academy Award winner Gywneth Paltrow had been miscast as Tony's assistant but as they expaned her role I realized that they had made an excellent choice. She didn't try to steal any scenes and it was clear throughout the movie that Tony/Iron Man was the star. Of course you can dissect the story as much or as little as you want but it does hold together enough to support the fun of watching this movie. With the couple hints at sequels in the movie, I only hope it becomes reality.
They also ask me for the nephews of Iron-man, they liked it, I still like it, Robert Downey jr starts here to splurge charisma, charm and slyness like Tony Stark
The start of the MCU! It holds up pretty well after ten years. Would still recommend watching this movie if you want to rewatch the whole MCU series.
Taken me a while to clear my head so as to not be caught up in the nostalgia of watching this on the 10th anniversary of it's release.This movie is every bit as good as I remember from the first time I watched it or the last time I watched it almost a year ago, this is definately up there as one of my favourite movies ever.
Not so bad, as a prelude to Iron Man and all other Marvel fairy tales ;)
I can't understand how this movie go so many good ratings! This is a Meh at best! The story was mediocre and the attitude of "Click, click, it's done!" and "Initiating the hack" kind of scenes makes for a so not well thought of movie! For kids, maybe, this movie was awesome, it's got a superhero. But for me, someone who cares for the details of the story! I found this movie largely incomplete!
This movie is pretty simple not trying to do to much and it works. RDJ just has the charisma to carry a movie and does it here. Jeff Bridges playing and villain is fun to see, I will always see him as the dude. The CGI is still pretty good. The action is fun. The AC/DC music is a blast. Overall just a fun popcorn movie and the start of something big.
It's crazy to think this is 10 years old and the start of the juggernaut the MCU is now. I'm rewatching all the MCU before Infinity War not only to get a refresher on everything but to appreciate how far we have come.
I just love that movie. simple
Thought of doing short (spoiler-free) reviews for each of the MCU movies as I watch one per week until the release of Infinity War, so, starting off a bit late, here goes the first one.
Iron Man is already 10 years old and I honestly cannot believe it. Who thought back then that a movie like this can turn into such a hit and start a Cinematic Universe. Iron Man is just the origin story of the hero retooled to fit in 2008. The thing about the movie, watching it now as a grown-up is that I can see much more than i initially did back when it first came out. Back then it was all about the effects and the superheroic stuff going on. Looking at it now I can see that there is a deeper meaning and messeges.When walking into a superhero movie one expects to see groundbreaking and top-notch special effects. The CG used in Iron Man was amazing 10 years ago and I honestly say that those effects still hold up to this day. Yes, they dont look as good as 2017 CG effects but, on the other hand, they've aged better than many other movies'.After so many great superhero flicks people still think that there is almost no or even any characterization in them. This is totally wrong - Iron Man shines with a cast of amazing characters with solid enough background that is built upon. The main characters have solid arcs that allow them to grow and develop new personality traits in front of the audience. Especially Tony Stark/Iron Man who, of course, is the focus of the movie. You see what changes him and how exactly.The main villain in the movie is as solid as the protagonist and is still one of the best that the MCU has offered thus far. He is not simply a megalomaniac with a desire to conquer the world. He just wants one thing and that is all he tries to get. And the performance behind him supports this image of a man focused on his target. If you ask me "What makes a superhero movie great?" my answer will be "Take the superhero element away, if you still have a story that can work out on its own - you have a solid movie!". And Iron Man can definitely shine without its armour. Why? Well it is simple - it is the story of a man who is betrayed and who, through said betrayal, finds himself on the other side and sees how he affects the lifes of others who are not close to him. The whole "knight in a shining armour" thing can be scrapped and the movie will be just as solid with a few tweaks here and there. And yes, the movie is the inception of a Cinematic Universe - something towards all major Hollywood studios are aiming right now, but certainly cannot recapture. The thing is taht with Iron Man Marvel Studios did not put unnecessary world building elements in the movie save for one small post credit scene that started the whole craze. That's it. Nothing more.
Well, in just a few words this is why I consider Iron Man not just a great but a brilliant superhero movie and give it a 9/10.
The classic. Seeing it almost 9 years after release makes one truly appreciate how awesome this one was. Loved it.
The early Marvel movies are so much better than the follow ups who put to much emphasis on beeing cool and over the top CGI. This feels so much more like being in the real world we live in althought it is fiction.Iron Man is still one of my favorite superhero movies to date.
I just can't get enough of this movie. Kicked off the MCU in a fantastic way! Love it!
the star of it all. this movie made the change. gotta be grateful for RDJ
This is why I love Marvel!I love this movie! I love Tony Stark! I love Robert Downey Jr.!The amazing start to the Marvel Cinematic Universe! The amazing start to the new era of the cinema!The origin story to the Iron Man is well written and perfectly executed. There are just the right amount of laugh , action , heart wrecking moments and pure genious.Everything is made with the right amount of real and fantastic. I see genious in Tony. Also sarcasm , big heart and believe.Coulson is also insanely cool as always. I mean its Coulson!
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Iron Man is a special effects extravaganza offering a thrill ride especially when he goes into battle mode, and without a doubt, Robert Downey Jr probably should be credited for raising the profile of this once Tier-B character, to perhaps becoming more recognizable now, and obviously, expanding the fan base of this weaponry filled suit of metal, which of course, in this origin movie, we were only given a glimpse of its potential.
A Marvel adaption that I didn't like very much... Batman Begins, X-Men or Superman Returns are much better comic adaptations IMHO!
Robert Downey Junior is Iron Man
Better than the second one
Marvel's doing it right here... At first I couldn't see RDJ as Tony Stark, but after watching it, it made sense, and after watching it, I don't want to see anyone else. Perfect man for the role.
Love comics!! RDJ rocks!
Epic. From what I've heard, still better than the sequel. Lookin forward to iron man 3
Great summer flick
LOVED THE MOVIE!
Awesome way to start a new franchise... Too bad the second one failed to impress me though
Robert Downey Jr is this movie, without him it would have failed for sure (2)
wasnt bad wasnt good could of been better
could've used a little bit more action scenes, with it being an action film and all..
Sehr geiler Film und schöne effekte... muss man gesehen haben.