Movie Review: Iron Man

May 2, 2008 By:
Movie Review: Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. who in my eyes is one of the most underrated actors
of our time, returns with his latest role in director Jon Favreau's
"Iron Man." Thanks again to the wonderful women of Hollyscoop, I was
able to be a part of the special screening of this surprisingly funny,
action-filled blockbuster. I believe, Robert Downey Jr. has been in his
prime for years. Unbelievably, he usually does not receive the credit
that he truly deserves. Instead of listing his entire filmography here
in this article, anyone who is a fan of this spectacular actor should
goto IMDB.com and begin to familiarize themselves with his films. Even
if the movie is not up to par, Downey Jr. and his performance
definitely will be.

Based on the memorable Marvel Comics character, Robert Downey Jr. is
Tony Stark, a wealthy industrialist and brilliant inventor of weapons
for his company Stark Industries. On a routine presentation of his
newest masterpiece in Afghanistan, Stark is ambushed and captured by a
local militia who forces Stark to recreate his missile for them to use.
Held captive for three months, Stark instead of cooperating with the
enemy, begins to built a suit of armor in which he believes is his only
way out of confinement. Immediately following his escape, and being
reunited with his longtime assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow),
good friend Jim Rhodes (Terrence Howard), and business partner Obadiah
Stane (Jeff Bridges) Stark decides to use his technology -and newest
invention- to fight against evil. Beginning to create a better,
stronger, and much more efficient suit of armor, Stark ultimately
constructs a suit that transforms him into an invincible superhero by
the name of "Iron Man."

Numerous hilarious one-liners occur throughout the movie. The acting is
superb, the effects are mind-blowing, and the humor -as unexpected as
it was- is unforgettably contagious. Each time Robert Downey Jr. is on
screen, something is said or done that will provoke laughter throughout
the audience. Paltrow, Howard, and Bridges are all amazing as well.
Also, Leslie Bibb in her cameo as reporter Christine Everhart is not
only beautiful, but necessary. In conclusion, "Iron Man" is everything
that you would expect from a blockbuster film, however, it has that
little bit more sprinkled in throughout to make it a memorable one.


Pat the Movie Critic gives "Iron Man" --- 3 1/2 Scoops.