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Iron Man reviews

Mature Audience. Contains violence

Blu-ray (2008) Region B Director : Jon Favreau Country of Production : USA

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Review by carl on 26th April, 2011
 
5 stars "Yeah, I am Iron Man"

Two hours of awesomeness from beginning to end, director Jon Favreau has done an exceptional job with Iron Man. It has style, it's exciting, it's funny and is just damn cool. I mean who wouldn't want unlimited money, fame, ladies, private jets, and of course a kick-ass flying suit of golden armor?
Robert Downey Jr.'s performance as Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, is excellent. Gwyneth Paltrow is the perfect Pepper Potts and Jeff Bridges is the dude. When I get older I want his beard. On top of a smart script with good dialogue, Robert Downey Jr. Actually ad libs most of his lines. I got the feeling everyone was just having fun making this movie.
The Iron Man suit is visually stunning. It looks real; it manoeuvres just like you would expect it to, and it interacts with real world environments seamlessly. There is no horrible CGI or blue screen bull cough-georgelucas-cough. The film has a realistic and natural look about it that makes you believe there is no reason for the technology not to exist. I wouldn't be surprised to see a real life Iron Man flying around town, as opposed to say a guy in a Spiderman costume spinning webs from his wrists.
Apart from being the ultimate Playboy, Tony Stark is an extremely successful engineering genius and CEO of his fathers company Stark Industries where Stark specialises in manufacturing weapons for the military. Stark travels to Afghanistan to demonstrate a new missile for the US Army called the Jericho. While in Afghanistan, Stark is captured by a terrorist called Raza (Faran Tahir) who orders Stark to recreate the Jericho. Stark tells him it can not be done as he doesn't have the necessary items to create such a missile. However Raza has a very large supply of weapons made by Stark Industries. Stark has no idea how Raza has managed to obtain so many of his weapons.
Stark agrees to build the Jericho with the assistance of his cell mate Yinson (Shaun Toub) who saves Stark's life after he is knocked out from an explosion which fired shrapnel into his chest. Yinson could not remove some of the small shards of shrapnel so he implants a magnet powered by a car battery in to Starks chest to stop the small fragments travelling to his heart.
Stark and Yinson begin to build the Jericho, but Stark has plans to build something else – a huge impenetrable iron suit fitted with missiles and flamethrowers. Stark also upgrades the magnet in his chest to sustain itself with its own regenerating power source – a technology known to Stark Industries but untested & unused until now. Tony's plan is to escape from Raza and his terrorist hordes and return to America.
Tony's near death experience in Afghanistan changes his view on his purpose in life, and upon his return home he cancels his weapons program and opens a new secret program where he creates the ultimate titanium self powering Iron Man armoured suit. This is where the film really takes off, literally.
I love this film, it is so much fun and it looks fantastic. I viewed it twice at the movies and I have it on Blu-ray and Dvd. I also bought the poster; now all I need is the T-Shirt.

Yeah, I am Iron Man

 
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
Review by Jason on 1st July, 2011
 
5 stars "High Praise"

This is one of the only movies I have watched twice at the cinemas. Having it released on Blu-ray meant it was a must buy! Iron man has awesome action scenes and a awesome story line. Great Movie!!

 
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
Review by Karen on 5th May, 2012
 
4 stars "Gritty marvel hero film"

Great film, a perfect starting point for those interested in the marvel and avenger series.

 
 
Review by Adrian on 16th April, 2014
 
5 stars "Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist"

Find out what it takes to become the Iron Man.
Starts the trilogy off well with a solid foundation of witty humour and fabulous action sequences. Must have Blu-ray for any Marvel fan!

 
 
Review by Helen on 29th October, 2013
 
5 stars "Great movie!"

Great movie!

 
 
Review by Ana on 14th October, 2013
 
5 stars "Downey Jr is Iron Man"

This movie looks so much better in Blu-ray than DVD! The colours are much more brighter and brings out more details. Great quality and awesome price! :)

 
 
Review by Matt on 25th April, 2013
 
5 stars "Best movie"

Fast shipping, I have seen this movie about 7 times but still loving it!!!

 
 
Review by Chris on 12th October, 2012
 
5 stars "In my top 10"

Iron man is an amazing movie, and an amazing story. I bought the bluray because it's one of those movies you should really watch in high definition. Animation and suit looks amazing, and the characters are great.

 
 
Review by Jayden on 19th September, 2012
 
5 stars "Oh Yeah"

What a good movie!!

 
 
Review by Tania on 6th August, 2012
 
4 stars "Awesome movie"

Definately one to add to the collection, great price too, cheers

 
 
Review by Jo on 18th June, 2012
 
5 stars "Loved it"

Right from the beginning the story is good, I enjoy watching a movie with a good story line and this is one of them. Really enjoyable and full of action scenes – Highly recommend.

 
 
Review by Glenn on 16th June, 2012
 
5 stars "I've watched this like seven thousand times."

Maybe not that many, but it's what made Marvel movies huge… It also happens to be my top 5 movies of all time. I'm pretty sure most movie-goers already know about this movie.

 
 
Review by Norton on 24th March, 2012
 
5 stars "Origin story the right way."

Tony Starks evolution into Iron Man handled in an excellent way. Enough of the canon from the comics to please the existing fan base, with enough modern changes and personality to snag previously untapped markets. In other words, even my Mum liked it.

 
0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
Review by Lyndon on 17th May, 2012
 
"Excellent price and service"

Excellent watch

 
0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
Review by Lucy on 17th May, 2012
 
5 stars "Great movie"

Awesome movie. Highly recommended.