Director: Jon Favreau Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Shaun Toub, Faran Tahir, Paul Bettany
Certificate: 12 Running Time: 121 Minutes
Tagline: "This Summer: Heroes Aren't Born, They're Built"
They are continuing to gradually work their way down the popularity list of super-heroes, aren't they? Whilst hardly an unknown, I doubt as many people know who Tony Stark is as Peter Parker or Bruce Wayne! That may have helped this film when it was first released though - I don't think there was huge expectation, even from the fanboys. That combined with the fact that this is Marvel's first self-financed feature and the first part of their 'Marvel Cinematic Univerise' series of films, it seemed quite a gamble. But did it pay off? I suppose anyone reading this now will already know the answer to that but still! As with most films of this type, this is an 'origins' story. It has obviously been updated to make it easier to relate to, but the basics are the same as they were way back in the 60's.
|Stark is helped by fellow captive, Yinsen...|
|Tony testing out the new and improved suit...|
|Obadiah gives Pepper some friendly advice...|
|This is the main reason I would want to be Iron Man...|
RKS Score: 9/10