Movie Review: Iron Man

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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.
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