Iron Man
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  • Iron Man

Iron Man

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Director: Jon Favreau

Cast: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

     
 

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From Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures comes Iron Man, an action-packed take on the tale of wealthy philanthropist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), who develops an invulnerable robotic suit to fight the throes of evil. In addition to being filthy rich, billionaire industrialist Tony Stark is also a genius inventor. WhenSee more details below

Overview

From Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures comes Iron Man, an action-packed take on the tale of wealthy philanthropist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), who develops an invulnerable robotic suit to fight the throes of evil. In addition to being filthy rich, billionaire industrialist Tony Stark is also a genius inventor. When Stark is kidnapped and forced to build a diabolical weapon, he instead uses his intelligence and ingenuity to construct an indestructible suit of armor and escape his captors. Once free, Stark discovers a deadly conspiracy that could destabilize the entire globe, and dons his powerful new suit on a mission to stop the villains and save the world. Gwyneth Paltrow co-stars as his secretary, Virginia "Pepper" Potts, while Terrence Howard fills the role of Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes, one of Stark's colleagues, whose military background leads him to help in the formation of the suit. Jon Favreau directs, with Marvel movie veterans Avi Arad and Kevin Feige producing.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
The curtain rises on Marvel Comics' first in-house production to rousing results as their metal man of iron introduces himself to enthralled moviegoers everywhere. Just as billionaire playboy Tony Stark utilizes his technological know-how to fight evildoers, so does director Jon Favreau use his bag of cinematic tricks to lay the groundwork for yet another top-caliber franchise starring one of the biggest icons of the printed page. Delivering laughs as well as leaps of wonder, this comic-book fantasy gets it right across the board, with its buoyant tone never diluting the grounded dramatics of the story. For the flick to work, though, one needs an exceptional cast -- something this production has in spades. Sure, it's an origin story, but to the cast's credit, none of it ever seems tedious. Even if they basically follow the same superhero mold of yesteryear, the tight ensemble of Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, and Jeff Bridges sells the action romp every step of the way -- so much so that one can't help but want more. It's quite evident that the best is yet to come, not only with this series, but also with big-screen Marvel outings as a whole. With clever shout-outs to the imprint's expansive universe (including a post-credit cameo that'll send the geek Richter scale off the charts), Iron Man sets the stage for as yet unrealized crossover possibilities, a dream barely hinted at in previous book-to-screen adaptations. If future productions can deliver on the story while juggling both the technology and the talent as well as this one did, then it is possible that this is the true start of comicdom's cinematic rebirth, built by the best that Hollywood has to offer. All in all, a fine introduction to a hero that finally dares to tackle weight-of-the-world issues. It's about time.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2008
UPC:
0097361385648
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
2:05:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted and extended scenes; I Am Iron Man: 7 part "Making of" documentary; The Invincible Iron Man: 6 part "History of the hero"; Wired: The Visual effects of Iron Man; Robert Downey Jr. screen test; The actor's process; Still galleries

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Downey Tony Stark
Terrence Howard Lt. Colonel James Rhodes
Jeff Bridges Obadiah Stane
Gwyneth Paltrow Virginia "Pepper" Potts
Leslie Bibb Christine Everhart
Shaun Toub Yinsen
Faran Tahir Raza
Clark Gregg Agent Coulson
Bill Smitrovich General Gabriel
Sayed Badreya Abu Bakaar

Technical Credits
Jon Favreau Director
Victoria Alonso Co-producer
Avi Arad Executive Producer
Ernie Avila Set Decoration/Design
Gabriel Beristain Cinematographer
Peter Billingsley Executive Producer
Christopher Boyes Sound/Sound Designer
Louis D'Esposito Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Iron Man
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15

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