Iron Man

    Movie » Iron Man released on May 02, 2008.

    Feature-length live action film based around the Marvel character Iron Man. Released in 2008 and starring Robert Downey Jr, it serves as the productive beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but comes third, chronologically.

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    Plot Summary

    Playboy and genius engineer Tony Stark, who is in Afghanistan to introduce his company's new weaponry, is severely wounded in an explosion and captured by a terrorist organization known as the Ten Rings. The terrorists imprison him in a cave, along with Yinsen, a meek engineer. Slowly dying from the injuries sustained in his capture, Tony creates an electromagnet with the help of Yinsen, which keeps the shrapnel in his chest away from his heart. Soon they begin work on an arc reactor and a power suit, which will aid in their escape. Completing it in secret, Stark manages to escape, destroying much of the terrorist base with his suit's weapons in the process. He crashes it in the desert shortly after departing and is rescued.

    Upon returning home, Stark insists that Stark Industries cease production of weaponry, to the consternation of Obadiah Stane, Stark's father's business partner and manager of the company, who believes this will ruin the business. Meanwhile, Stark works on creating a vastly improved version of his suit. Learning that the Ten Rings are using Stark weapons and that Stane is attempting to take control of the company, an angered Stark flies to Afghanistan and stops a Ten Rings attack on Yinsen's home village. On his return flight, he is attacked by members of the US Air Force and is forced to reveal his secret identity to James Rhodes in order to end the attack. In Afghanistan, members of the Ten Rings, working together with Stane, salvage the wrecked remains of Stark's original suit. Stane has the group destroyed, and reverse-engineers a version of the suit. In pursuit of the person who is leaking Stark technology to the Ten Rings, Stark sends his assistant Pepper Potts to investigate the computer systems at Stark Industries. She learns of Stane's involvement, and later reveals this information to Agent Coulson of SHIELD.

    Stane, frustrated by his inability to create a working arc reactor, attacks Stark and steals his arc reactor, paralyzing and dooming him to a slow death from the shrapnel. Stark is able to save himself using his original arc reactor. He confronts Stane wearing his armor, while Stane is similarly outfitted in his reverse-engineered suit. The pair fight, and Stark is able to defeat Stane by orchestrating the overload of a massive arc reactor; Stane dies in the explosion. Stark reveals his identity as Iron Man at a press conference, contravening the orders of Agent Coulson.


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    I am Iron Man 0

    The film that started the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man was a revolutionary film for Marvel, and although you can say it was stuff like Blade, X-Men, and Spider-Man that paved the way for films like Iron Man, it was Iron Man that turned the Marvel films into a Universe.PlotSPOILER FREETony Stark is attacked and captured by terrorists whilst launching a new missile, and whilst pretending to build the missile for them he creates the Iron Man Armour, becoming Iron Man.ReviewThis was a brillia...

    10 out of 10 found this review helpful.

    A billionaire with to much spare time. 0

    The first time Iron Man has been shown to the theatre. It is also the first Marvel Studios movie  and Distributed by  Paramount Pictures. The movie is directed by Jon Favreau (who also stars as Happy Hogan) and has acting talents such as Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, and Robert Downey Jr, it also has the voice of Paul Bettany and cameos Samuel L Jackson, Gerald Sanders and Stan Lee(Iron mans creator).    The effects are outstanding. Iron Man and Iron Monger looks better than th...

    11 out of 12 found this review helpful.

    Iron Man 0

    Wow. This movie rocks. I don't know where to start. The movie started out with a bang. It's like putting an Iron suit and flying sky high. Anyways, this movie is that good and I have no bad things to say about it. The acting was that good and the story was superb. I loved Downey's performance as Tony Stark. He nailed it and no one else can do better than Downey. Ever since Downey's alcoholic days, it's like his role was waiting for him that long. It may not be the reason why he acted as one of t...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

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