Monday, May 26, 2008

Review: Iron Man

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) builds a super suit while prisoner in Afghanistan. Once he escapes, he perfects his design back home to become Iron Man.

This was a great movie. Action, humor, drama, romantic tension. Downey Jr. is perfect as the bad boy Stark, very dry wit. Gweneth Paltrow is charming. Jeff Bridges is kind of odd in his character.

I admit to knowing nothing about the comic book series which is probably a good thing for this movie. Iron Man is not the most popular character but his movie franchise is in excellent hands. Director Jon Favreau did an amazing job and even gets a cameo in as one of Stark's bodyguards. The next installment is due out in 2010, only two years, pretty ambitious.

My favorite parts of the movie:

Stark's robots' personalities
Flying in the suit

5 our of 5 stars.

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