Movie Review – Iron Man – Film of the Year?

Iron Man

Billionaire industrialist Tony Stark builds a high-tech suit of armor and leads a double-life as the superhero, Iron Man.

Well everyone has been buzzing about this movie, I have to admit I’m a little late in watching it – been WAYYY too busy lately. Managed to catch up with a couple of movies this week! I tried not to set my expectations too high for Iron Man as that tends to lead to disappointment. After a sneak peak at IMDB and the stunning 8.2/10 I was rather looking forwards to it (Not to mention it went straight into the top 250 movies!).

It is of course also the first Superhero/Comic movie that Marvel has actually made themselves, the others are made by big studios…and well now I think everyone hopes Marvel will continue making their own movies. Hulk is coming out soon, after that a list of others (Spiderman 4, The Avengers, Thor, Nick Fury etc).

Anyway back to Iron Man, this movie ROCKS! Plain and simple, Robert Downey Jr. absolutely owns the character of both Tony Stark and Iron Man.

Robert Downy Jr. - Iron Man - Tony Stark

The CGI is flawless, the way he interacts with the holographic renderings is fantastic. The way the whole movie is put together is believable, it’s not too fantastic or unrealistic and it shows the development of Iron Man. Iron Man itself is also a nice concept, a man made hero rather than something spawned from a genetic mutation or a spider bite or a nuclear reaction.

Of course there will be comparisons between this and Transformers – I’d say this has the edge very slightly due to the fact the jokes and character interplay are slightly more adult oriented. Transformers is excellent, bit a little kiddy in parts.

Iron Man is funny, I laughed out loud quite a few times, the lines are great and Stark is of course obnoxious but witty. I have to say I think this is the best movie of the year so far and something is gonna have to do bloody well to beat it.

If you haven’t watched it yet…do stay until after the credits. The credits are damn bloody long, but it’s worth it!

You have to watch this before it goes off the cinema – if you haven’t already of course. This is a movie that has gone onto my “Buy Original DVD” list..

Ironman rocks, nothing else to say – 9/10.




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16 Responses to Movie Review – Iron Man – Film of the Year?

  1. kevin June 9, 2008 at 12:12 pm #

    simply the best comic to silver screen adaptation to date.
    did you see the final teaser after the ending credits?

  2. Balqiz June 9, 2008 at 12:41 pm #

    I couldn’t have put it better myself! I love the movie!

  3. Matthew June 9, 2008 at 2:53 pm #

    For some reason, I still prefer The Kite Runner 🙂

  4. eyeris June 9, 2008 at 4:54 pm #

    I watched it three times! In cinema! Iron Man Kicks ass!

    BTW, you labeled Iron Man as a Suphero. What sup? Oxtail? Mushroom? Asparagus? 😀

  5. grace June 9, 2008 at 5:16 pm #

    i love this movie!! Ironman rocks!!!!!

    I watched it twice on the cinema. Seriously much better than transformers or spiderman.

  6. Donny June 9, 2008 at 11:35 pm #

    a lot of the technologies showcased in this movie are actually doable. some are already exist today….like HAL

  7. Komodo Dragon June 10, 2008 at 4:18 am #

    I still need to see the movie 🙁

  8. Simon Seow June 10, 2008 at 9:17 am #

    Yeah. I’ve seen it twice in the cinema and still found it to be entertaining.

  9. Z June 10, 2008 at 9:46 am #

    I think what made the movie work so well was that it adapts almost fully from the original comics without tweaking too much of the facts to made it unwatchable. (Hello X-Men 3, I’m looking at you)

    And like Kevin posted above, SHIELD and Avengers baby!! The fanboys would probably wet their panties if any of the Avengers storyline is included 😛

  10. ShaolinTiger June 10, 2008 at 3:40 pm #

    kevin: I agree, yes I did :)I mentioned the upcoming movie in my post.

    Balqiz: Thanks! Glad you liked it too.

    Matthew: Haven’t watched that yet.

    eyeris: Can’t blame you, it’s too awesome. Haha it’s like Sup Torpedo but more powerful! Sup Besi?

    grace: I’m so glad they came out with a movie like this, movies have been disappointing me more and more lately.

    Donny: Well most of the things in the movie are based on real existing technology and they aren’t pushed too far to be unbelievable. That’s what I mentioned in my post and that’s one of the things that makes this movie so good!

    Komodo Dragon: Go go do it!

    Simon Seow: Go make it 3 times.

    Z: I agree, I think it’s because it was made by Marvel they will be much more faithful. Avengers movie is coming out la (2010 I think).

  11. kevin June 11, 2008 at 8:30 am #

    lol. sry my bad. speed reading in office!

  12. Ben Israel June 12, 2008 at 1:54 pm #

    Shit, i should have read this before i watched. I didn’t stay back for the credits…. aaarrrgggghh!!

  13. ShaolinTiger June 18, 2008 at 2:48 pm #

    kevin: Hehe it’s ok.

    Ben Israel: Ah, well the credits were damn long, I’m sure you can find out somewhere what happened 😉

  14. internet reviewer June 20, 2008 at 6:27 pm #

    I dunno if Iron Man is the film of the year, but I haven’t heard anyone say they hated it yet. I actually haven’t watched it yet, so I only read some of your review in fear that I might read something that gave the story away.

  15. ShaolinTiger June 25, 2008 at 6:49 pm #

    internet reviewer: Go watch it, it rocks!

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