Review of film: “IRON MAN” - - STEELY Independent Streak Hardens Into Blockbuster =
[ RATING: 9 of 10 stars ]
Date Rated: May 9, 2008 | Rel. Date: May 2, 2008 =For this film, ROBERT DOWNEY JR apparently had to audition for the role of self-reliant Industrialist Tony Stark who heads a Military Products company, because it was doubted that he could “carry” the movie. He ended up carrying it so well, it’s seemingly made back its basic cost in 1 week of opening. It DESERVES that kind of success, because it’s an exceptionally well-done, enjoyable action thriller.
… GWYNETH PALTROW (as his assistant “Pepper” Potts) jousts with him in witty patter as he tries to upgrade a new product he designed in order to successfully escape his Taliban captors. JEFF BRIDGES portrays his double-dealing right-hand man, & TERRENCE HOWARD plays his friend in the military, and all are involved in intricate machinations as Downey builds and uses his IRON MAN suit to transform into a near-invincible flying Champion Against Evil.
... Yes, it’s partly comic book (as envisioned by Stan Lee), & part Action spectacular (with great special effects). Wonderfully effective!