Review: Iron Man is greatMay 2nd, 2008 at 10:00 pm by Laff at the Movies under Entertainment
(review originally posted after May 2, 2008)
Sure it was highly anticipated, but not as much for me, before the months leading up to the movies release, I never really knew much about the character, but I ended up loving it, and the way it ruled the box office for the beginning of summer was a sweet surprise!!!
Robert Downey, Jr. lead a great cast (Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard) that perfectly became the characters in the movie… supporting a recent trend in movies of using quality actors in superhero movies, lending even more credibility to the movie… and improving the genre.
Other recent movies to use quality actors : The Dark Knight, X-Men, Hancock, and The Incredible Hulk (2008) – unlike the mostly unknown/untalented actors in old movies. One of the best examples of that is 1980’s Flash Gordon. The old superhero movies that were successful used some quality actors: Superman (1978) had Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman, while Batman (1989) had Jack Nicholson and Jack Palance.
“Iron Man” also made 3rd on my list of Favorite Superhero Movies.
Robert Downey, Jr. is great as Tony Stark/Iron Man, the cast is great, the story and effects are great, the characters are fantastic and the level of comedy and tension are just right for the new-age superhero genre.
Just like “The Dark Knight”, “Iron Man” had critical and box office success ($318.22 million in 20 weeks was 2nd only to “The Dark Knight” this year).
It also became my 3rd favorite superhero movie of all time.
My review: was a 8.0 / 10