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Iron Man

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

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. When

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.

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2008
UPC:
0097363506546
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
PG-13
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

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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

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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Iron Man 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 175 reviews.
K_Marrick_Author More than 1 year ago
This film got so much more hype and attention than "The Incredible Hulk," but most of it was undeserved. This was a great movie, and a wonderful example of the comic book-to-film craze. However, other than Downey Jr. the performances were dull and unbelievable. Obidiah was the worst excuse for a villain I've ever seen. He wasn't intimidating, frightening, or intelligent. Pepper Potts was whinny, weak, and a complete waste of a woman. The characterization was terrible compared to "Hulk," where the performances were beautiful all around. Downey Jr. was the perfect Tony Stark, however, and he single handedly made the entire movie enjoyable.
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Diary_of_a_wimpy_kid_kid More than 1 year ago
I feel it's a great cross between horror and sci-fi.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this movie, but was somewhat disturbed by a gratuitous sex scene in the beginning. The plot and pace of the movie were fine; Robert Downey Jr. did a wonderful job with the character. I thoroughly enjoyed the ending; the last line made the movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
The film itself was great, couldn't have been better, but the thing I was most impressed with was Robert Downey Jr. in the title role. I've been a fan of his for years, but I seriously think Tony Stark was his best performance thus far. Likewise, there couldn't be a better actor to play Tony Stark with his sarcasm, dry humor, and laid-back attitude even at the worst of times. Downey's performance alone makes this film worth watching even if you don't enjoy &quot Super Hero&quot movies. And he's gorgeous, which doesn't hurt a bit!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first movie that I noticed Robert Downey Jr. in was Gothika. Then afterwards Iron Man looked pretty good. I'm not like a big comic fan but still thought the movie was pretty good. Its about a guy, gets kidnapped, thanks to his experience while being captive builds a suit thing and tries to help the world or something. I know I know, not the best summary for a comic that a lot of people like so sorry about that. Anyway, the plot was really good as well as the performances and not only Robert did a good job. Jeff Bridges was also good and you couldn't even recognize the guy. Last movie I saw of his was the Vanishing. Terrance Howard was pretty good including Gwyneth. There's something about Robert that you just like about him. You could say I'm starting to watch more of his movies (just watched U.S. Marshalls and he was also good in that). In the film, there are some funny moments and good dialogue. The suspense was especially good and that ending. So if you haven't seen Iron Man go for it. You can see it even if you haven't read the comics (no offense to all you comic lovers out there).
Tidalwave3 More than 1 year ago
One thing I loved about Marvel Comics back in the 60's was they set the scene's in actual earth locations (not like Megatropolis), and they did it again by using Afganahstan as part of location! Tony Stark (Downey Jr) is the heart of this video. His image was perfect and his acting was spot on!!! Virginia "Pepper" Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) was the typical submissive personal secretary and a beautiful redheaded woman that captured my attention every frame. Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane caught me off guard, but the typical character of partner's evil side was TOO SIMPLE (oh well). Yes the last line is THE PUNCH!!!
mrlee99 More than 1 year ago
great movie, but wont play on the device even with the most current firmware updates. save your money
von51 More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the movie.
DarkLotusICP4life More than 1 year ago
amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!