As a big fan of the character, I am enjoyed by this movie. Even if it doesn't fully respect the original story (which is quite impossible to mix 45 years in a two-hours movie) like the Spider-man movies it fully respects the characters.
Robert Downey Junior was made to be Tony Stark and perfectly reflects the ambiguity of the character, Gwyneth Paltrow uses her low-time presence on screen to depict well the singularity of her character and her relation with her Boss. However, acting performances are great and the choice to do this movie with experienced actors was surely a good one.
Last but not least, what I feared the most, that is to say the aperance of Iron Man on real, doesn't look at all like an upgrated Power Rangers, nor a toy figure looking like a Transformer, but really brings some sort of credibility.
A very good introductionary film, let's now hope they will keep all this good points for the next episode.
American dream, religion, personal goals in life, jealousy, ambition, and so on, it's what this movie deal with. A huge movie very agressive, with a lot of silence, unspoken feelings for the spectator to interpret, some good acting performances (but let's admit the truth, like always Day-Lewis is Awesome in this role of a man who you cannot tell if he's more a beast or still human).
However not the kind of movie that will make you laugh (except maybe the final scene with Eli) or that you can watch at any time just to have a moment of entertainment.
A very good surprise !
At first some kind of classic story about a child kidnapped, but the realistic treatment, and the great performance of Liam Neeson whose character is really doing EVERYTHING to get back his daughter ! Ouch !
A movie of which you don't expect anything, and finally you're left on your knees, what's best ?