Iron Man Reviews
Review By: Doug Nau
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Produced by: Avi Arad
Written by: Mark Fergus
Starring: Robert Downey Jr.
Score composed by: Ramin Djawadi
The Playboy wolf and an engineering genius Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is a successful CIO of the Stark Industries, a weapon company founded by his father and his partner Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges), who is second in command and had worked with his father. Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow)is Tony's personal assistant, who she has a crush on. While in Afghanistan demonstrating his ultimate Jericho Missile, he and his military convoy are attacked by a group of terrorist called the Ten Rings and is seriously wounded ironically by his own weapon. The Ten Rings want Tony to build them a missile in three months.While being held captive he meets Yinsen and together they create a powerful armor suite to escape the cave where he was arrested. When is rescued and returned home he announces that Stark Industries will cease manufacturing weapon and dedicate his time to improving the armor by installing a propulsion system to fly and crafting it with gold and titanium. However, Pepper discovers that Obadiah has been selling Tony's weapons to the terrorist group in Afghanistan and he betrayed Tony by using his data to build a prototype armor for himself, transforming it into the ultimate weapon called "Iron Monger"
Iron Man is a masterfully made action and superhero movie, its really epic, and quite funny with its clever dialogues. The whole cast were so fantastic, Robert Doweny Jr. was especially brilliant; the standout. He's one of best male actor in Hollywood. Also, other great performances include Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, and Gwyneth Paltrow. My favorite line the whole movie is the scene at the end he flat out tells the press his identity as Iron Man for even more fame. Let me say what genius writing! The characters are all great and so well developed. Tony Stark will go down as one of my favorite character and superhero of all time for not only being a kickass superhero but a character with brilliant humor and great character qualities.
The visual effect are so amazing, Its some of the best looking I ever seen, truly stunning. The action is so mind-blowing some of the best action sequences ever seen in cinema. You won't resist being dazzled by the visual and special effects. The musical score by Ramin Djawadi is one of the most electrifying and rocking score I've ever heard. It brilliantly blends electric guitar with classical orchestra a fresh approach to a superhero score. It even includes a jazzy-instrumental version of the original cartoon theme composed by John O'Brien & Rick Boston played while Tony is playing crabs. My favorite tracks on the soundtrack are "Driving with the top Down","Vacation Over","Golden Egg","Section 16","Iron Monger", and "Arc Reaktor".
So overall Iron Man is a masterpiece and has become one of my new all-time favorite movies. The action sequences are so fantastic, as well as amazing visual and special effects. The story is one of the more creative and well wriitten superhero movies. Its one of the best superhero I've ever seen next to The Dark Knight. I highly recommend that everyone should put this movie on their must-See list, its that good and I'm not into these types of movies but this one I think everybody will love.