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#1 Edited by modernww2fare (5176 posts) - - Show Bio
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Has it aged well?

How does it compare to its sequels and every other MCU movie?

What can we learn from it rewatching it in 2017?

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#2 Edited by ITheManWithoutFearI (5386 posts) - - Show Bio

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Still good, but overrated.

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#3 Edited by Gotoucanario (2465 posts) - - Show Bio

Still my favorite MCU movie.

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#4 Posted by CosmicMuffin (190 posts) - - Show Bio

It is still one of the best MCU movies and one of the best origin stories of all time. It did not have anything it needed to connect to and it was 100% standalone, which today is refreshing

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#5 Posted by Farkam (9949 posts) - - Show Bio

Still great.

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#6 Edited by RBT (15157 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the better MCU movies. Best origin movie for sure.

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#7 Posted by Pipxeroth (7053 posts) - - Show Bio

Still awesome and one of the top CBMs.

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#8 Posted by All-Father (2986 posts) - - Show Bio

It's still the best MCU movie (IMO) and one of the best of all time.

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#9 Posted by tj849 (2124 posts) - - Show Bio

Overrated.

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#10 Posted by Hemehero (750 posts) - - Show Bio

Great movie, great origin story. Possibly the 2nd best superhero origin movie off the top of my head, Batman begins being first

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#11 Posted by Stahlflamme (4303 posts) - - Show Bio

Surprisingly well aged for something that includes tons of cgi.

It's probably the best Iron Man movie. Its among the best MCU movies probably.

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#12 Posted by Don_Higashikata (689 posts) - - Show Bio

Best MCU flick, best MCU CGI, best MCU script

Truly, the MCU died with Disney

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#13 Posted by Ready_4_Madness (8614 posts) - - Show Bio

2nd best MCU Movie.

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#14 Posted by LaPresagio (102 posts) - - Show Bio

Best iron man movie and still a very good movie today, probably the best well rounded marvel movie.

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#15 Posted by MonkeyStarship (457 posts) - - Show Bio

I am its no winter soldier or civil war or guardians of the galaxy or spider-man homecoming

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#16 Posted by Fallschirmjager (23326 posts) - - Show Bio

Better than most of the assembly line movies marvel pumps out today.

Movie had a ton of heart.

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#17 Posted by lubub55 (8606 posts) - - Show Bio

Very well.

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#18 Edited by ArranVidReturns (1205 posts) - - Show Bio

Q: Has it aged well?

A: Yes

Q: How does it compare to its sequels and every other MCU movie?

A: I think it's the best in the Iron Man movie series. It's one of the best in the MCU...maybe THE best in the MCU.

Q: What can we learn from it rewatching it in 2017?

A: Well I watched Iron Man 2 & Iron Man 3 on Air Emirates because I had never watched them before. The only Iron Man I had seen was Iron Man 1 many years ago in the cinema and I loved it...would've given it a 10/10. Now I would give Iron Man 1 an 8/10. It had dark, gritty scenes (like the one with the terrorists) and it was more realistic compared to its sequels. There were also moments of pure badassery and Iron Man looked like a saviour to the innocent victims (he was like a Superman figure...a God-like figure). More recent MCU films lack the seriousness and cinematography quality that Iron Man 1 had & most MCU films can't get the badassery level to the Iron Man 1 standard

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#19 Posted by MarvelandDCfan24 (1541 posts) - - Show Bio

Watching that movie then seeing Cap kick his ass years later is baffling

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#20 Posted by Logan812 (92 posts) - - Show Bio

Watching that movie then seeing Cap kick his ass years later is baffling

How so?

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#21 Edited by Logan812 (92 posts) - - Show Bio

It's my #4 favorite MCU movie which is still very good considering there are 16 movies as of Spider-Man: Homecoming.

I'd say it's the second best MCU origin movie after Guardians of the Galaxy.

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#22 Edited by MarvelandDCfan24 (1541 posts) - - Show Bio

@Logan812: iron man was strong in this movie it's just mind boggling how Cap was able to wreck to highly upgraded suit

It's a really good movie nevertheless

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#23 Posted by Stefano (1728 posts) - - Show Bio

It is still one of the best MCU movies and one of the best origin stories of all time. It did not have anything it needed to connect to and it was 100% standalone, which today is refreshing

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#24 Posted by foxerdes (6718 posts) - - Show Bio

It's still great.

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#25 Posted by TheKinfing (8621 posts) - - Show Bio

Very good.

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#27 Posted by CosmicMuffin (190 posts) - - Show Bio

@don_higashikata: Come on don't push it. There are plenty of MCU films with better CGI than the original Iron Man. Doctor Strange, both Guardians, and Winter Soldier to name a few

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#28 Posted by MAZAHS117 (9527 posts) - - Show Bio

For me it's still pound-for-pound the MCU finest moment, and in my personal top 5 greatest cbm's ever.

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#29 Posted by TheLastDragonborn (2052 posts) - - Show Bio

very well

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#30 Posted by Spambot (8168 posts) - - Show Bio

It sort of cracks me up to see people referencing Iron Man like it came out so long ago that it doesn't hold up as well now. Then I remember that for many posters on here it might have been released when they were still in like elementary school and seem like a really long time ago. Scary how time goes by like that.

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#31 Posted by Don_Higashikata (689 posts) - - Show Bio

@don_higashikata: Come on don't push it. There are plenty of MCU films with better CGI than the original Iron Man. Doctor Strange, both Guardians, and Winter Soldier to name a few

Strange and Guardians were prettier but 2008 Iron Man had the most convincing CGI, especially compared to how he looks now.

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#32 Posted by ArranVidReturns (1205 posts) - - Show Bio

@Logan812: iron man was strong in this movie it's just mind boggling how Cap was able to wreck to highly upgraded suit

It's a really good movie nevertheless

Yeah Cap shouldn't have a chance against Iron Man

one direct missile and it's over lol

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#33 Edited by ArranVidReturns (1205 posts) - - Show Bio

Best MCU flick, best MCU CGI, best MCU script

Truly, the MCU died with Disney

Youtube died with Google

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#34 Posted by Quinlan58 (569 posts) - - Show Bio

It's every bit as good as it was back then (and 9 years ago wasn't that long ago).

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#36 Posted by FangDaNerd (739 posts) - - Show Bio

Still in my top 5 CBM list.

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#37 Posted by Supermanwithatan01 (8240 posts) - - Show Bio

Top 10 for me

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#40 Posted by MsSelene (491 posts) - - Show Bio

It aged very well and was much better than the sequels. Its probably the best stand alone superhero movie in the MCU.

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#41 Posted by deltahuman (1131 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't see people talking about him much but I really liked Jeff Bridges's character. He had great screen presence, acted well and overall did an impressive job playing Iron Monger.

Not really a surprise considering he's a terrific actor and a big name in Hollywood in the first place but I didn't really like how he was removed from the equation that easily.

Regarding the movie itself, I'd just say it has aged very well. You still feel Tony Stark's swagger and lovable eccentrics. Tony Stark from the first Iron Man movie is a very lovable character. The supporting cast was good too. Also since it was the first movie, it had no strings tied to any other movie, no cameos except the Fury scene, no pressures to you know carry the story of the MCU as a whole forward. It could focus on itself. So you like it. It's like a stand-alone. Really entertaining.

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#42 Posted by adamTRMM (5946 posts) - - Show Bio

Still one of their very best movies and best CBMs.