Iron Man (2008)
RJG Rating- 90
After being kidnapped by a terrorist group ,Tony Stark vows to fight back .
Starring- Robert Downey Jr. ,Jeff Bridges ,Gwyneth Paltrow
Direction- Jon Favreau
Iron Man is a superhero based on the Marvel comic book hero of the same name.
Robert Downey plays the titular character and he simply rocks it!The entire movie is shouldered by the charm of Robert as Iron Man.From scene one to the finale its all Robert.He was born to play this role.But when you have such a powerful actor in the movie ,he just overshadows everyone else.Gwyneth is ok as Pepper Potts ,she tries her best in the role.Jeff Bridges as the ,Obadiah/Iron Monger , is passable.Terence Howard as Rhodes gives a good performance.
The story for IronMan is tightly knit and solid.It doesnt pull of many twists but it paints a good origin story ,followed up by a nice action packed tale.The main pillars of the story are the witty dialogues delivered by Robert (Ironman/Tony).But the story runs out of steam towards the end.
Direction from Jon ,is excellent.He does a great job bringing to screen the tale of Iron Man.What was once a risky move turned out to be a game changer movie for Marvel & Paramount studios.Jon manages to balance the seriousness with the fun, making the movie an enjoyable experience for all.
Bringing a comic superhero into Hollywood ,amongst other well established heroes was going to be a tough task, but no one could have predicted the kind of reaction it received.The audience and critics praised the movie and its star Robert Downey.More importantly it laid the foundation for the 2012 movie The Avengers.
Overall ,Ironman is a movie for everyone.Fun and action packed with a strong performance by Robert Downey.
Nominated - 2
Best Sound Editing
Best Visual Effects