Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Review: IRON MAN

Synopsis: Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is the CEO of Stark Industries which produces advance weapon systems for the U.S. military. Tony's father started the company after WWII, and after his death Tony inherited the company, worth billions. Tony lives the life as a hard drinking, rich playboy ladies man, but he is also a genius who has invented many high-tech items for the company. Tony flies to Afghanistan to demonstrate a new weapons test to the United States Air Force. On his way back to his plane, his convoy is attacked by terrorists, and Tony is wounded by a Stark Industries missile. Tony is captured and held hostage in a cave with Yinsen (Shaun Toub), a doctor who saves his life. The terrorists force Tony and Yinsen to reproduce the new destructive Jericho missile Tony was demonstrating from parts of other weapons. Instead, Tony decides to build a suit of armor with Yinsen's help. The suit gives Tony the strength and protection to be able to escape the terrorists. Back in America, Tony builds a better suit of armor which gives him superhuman strength with the ability to fly. With the help of his personal assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Air Force Lieut. Colonel Jim Rhodes (Terrence Howard), Tony vows to protect the world as Iron Man.

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: Two Thumbs Up
Fandango: 29 Oh No, 9 No, 87 So-So, 975 Go, 5794 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 93% (Fresh), Top Critics: 91% (Fresh), RT Community: 93% (Fresh)
Yahoo Movies: Critic: B+ Users: A-

My Review: It is a little too late for this because most of you have already seen it. For those who read this blog and have not seen this movie yet, I say see it. If you don’t like I am sorry. I like it a lot and everybody I know liked it just as much as I did. Even most of the critics liked it. It is by far one of the best comic book movies. It has defiantly has set the bar for summer movies.

No comments: