Directed: Jon Favreau
Starring: Robert Downey, Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard, Shaun Toub, Gwyneth Paltrow
A billionaire industrialist gets captured by bad guys and builds a flying killing machine to escape and then do good stuff.
Awesome! What I loved about Iron Man was it was just a guy without any superpowers. He was just super smart and made a super awesome outfit. I enjoyed watching him build it in the cave and then improve it in his hi-tech house. I loved watching the trial and error with all the humor involved, including it launching him into the wall. The robots he had helping him in his hi-tech house had great personalities and reactions when he was yelling at them.
Going back to the main character just being a regular old billionaire with no superpowers, I did find it amusing that he didn’t feel like hiding behind a secret identity. I thought that he wouldn’t want to be bombarded, but then he was already bombarded when he was just known as Tony Stark of Stark Industries. He’s a brilliant, pompous, alcoholic womanizer, which is a nice change from other angsty super heroes.
Robert Downey Jr. looked very sexy in the movie, especially when he’s all dirty. He had great chemistry with Gwyneth Paltrow. I liked that her character was smart too. The sexual tension between the two of them can be felt. Terrence Howard wasn’t given too much to do, so I hope he has a bigger role in future movies. I never realized Jeff Bridges had such a huge head so that was alarming, but fit his character.
Most of the time when starting a superhero franchise, the first movie has so much set up, it can be boring, but I never felt that way with this movie. All of it was fun and exciting, and I can’t wait for the follow up movies.