Iron Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Marvel
The movie that started off the amazing Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it 😀 . This film might be the most interesting origin story and the most (in my opinion) captivating. I was gripped from the beginning scene to the very end 🙂 . I loved how in a sense, we have shoved straight into the action (with the kidnapping) as it made you want to see more. Robert Downey Jr. is perfect for Tony Stark 😀 . With his great acting skills, Downey Jr. uses Tony’s arrogance, charm and witty humour to make his character likable from the start 😀 . The supporting cast were also great in building the humour and action plus Gwyneth Paltrow’s version of Pepper Potts in this was my favourite version. Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges) was also a good character in this movie and I really liked his character development and role in this movie. The music is great and the CGI is fantastic 😀 . I loved the scenes where Tony is building (and testing) the Iron Man suit that we know today and loved his “revenge” against the terrorists as Iron Man later in the movie 🙂 . As well as the humour, there are some touching moments such as the scene when Tony is escaping near the beginning (I won’t say no more as I don’t want to spoil 😛 ). Also the danger element in this film and the “not sure if he will make it” is very gripping (nail biting though you know he is in later movies 😛 ) . The conclusion worked well and the hints to later films in the franchise such as Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) making his appearance. The movie set a strong bar for the others to follow and this movie is enjoyable to watch multiple times. Plus the actual ending (not the special credit ending 😛 ) with Tony Stark’s line is awesome 🙂 . Worth the watch for any Superhero fan not just the Marvel Fans 😀 Enjoy 😀
I give this film 5 Stars out of 5!