Iron Man (2007)

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Monday, October 27, 2008

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Based on the long-running Marvel comic book series, Iron Man tells the story of Tony Stark, the enigmatic heir to the Stark Enterprises fortune. A driven inventor and executive who seems to have it all, Tony is haunted by his dark side. Though he commands his empire by day, by night he secretly becomes Iron Man, the living embodiment of decades of defense spending and innovation. Strapping on billions of dollars worth of state-of-the-art armor and weaponry each night to fight crime, terrorism and corporate espionage, Tony begins to crack under the strain of his fractured lifestyle and must ultimately confront the one enemy he can never beat - himself.
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35 out of 100  Iron Man
James from Limerick, 11 Nov 2008
Cracking actioner, well acted, with a quality script. Downey Jnr in fine form and having fun, as the genius weapons creator forced down another road after escaping (just) from Islamic terrorists. Favourite bit? What a cool plane; pole-dancing stewardesses.

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

45 out of 100  Whoosh!
Anne Marie from Wicklow, 09 Nov 2008
A proper action/comic adaptation movie! All go from the very beginning. Loses a little in the move to the small screen though.

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

5 out of 100  disappointing
Barbara from Cork, 25 Oct 2008
I was expecting a lot from this film, having seen and liked the trailers. But it was utterly disappointing. The story was basic, no surprises anywhere. While Robert Downey Jr only gives a mediocre performance here, Jeff Bridges as the bad guy was the only ray of light, but his performance couldn't save the film either. This was one of the weakest Marvel adaptations.

1 people out of 6 found this review helpful

25 out of 100  Iron Man
James from Sligo, 17 Nov 2008
the Iron Man is a good fast moving movie. If you like Batman or Spiderman or The Mask or indeed any of the comic movie films, then this is one for you. Full of action and excitement and fantasy.

1 people out of 1 found this review helpful

50 out of 100  Iron Man
e from Clare, 10 Nov 2008
I love this film. Robert Downey Jr + Jeff Bridges = instant classic!

1 people out of 2 found this review helpful

40 out of 100  Excellent Entertainment.
Eamon from Meath, 14 Nov 2008
Yep, lived up to the hype.

1 people out of 1 found this review helpful

40 out of 100  Nice
Myles from Louth, 30 Jan 2009
I really enjoyed this film. Downey Jr. makes the character emminently likeable and the film moves along at a great pace. Some of the smaller roles are a bit strange. Jeff Bridges is a bit cartoonish and Gwyneth Paltrow accepts a strangely insignificant role. Other than that this is a highly entertaining film and a recommended watch.

0 people out of 0 found this review helpful

20 out of 100  Yawnnnnnnn!
Dean & Steffi from Meath, 31 Mar 2009
Maybe if I had'nt rented the Hulk last week this might of felt better. But basically, the endings of both films are identical. Downey's a likeable character but it's beyond predictable, even for a pop-cron film. Some cool bits, but not enough to satisfy. Kids will love it though, but not as good as say, X-Men or even Spiderman 1.

0 people out of 1 found this review helpful

35 out of 100  Really enjoyable super hero movie with an edge
laura from Dublin, 01 Dec 2008
Has all of the usual parts of the super hero movie formula, but Robert Downey Junior makes it way more enjoyable than the usual rubbish. One negative is that it is shamelessly set up for a sequel in quite an uncreative way, but in saying that I'd easily be up for Iron Man 2.

0 people out of 0 found this review helpful

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