If you like flawed wise-cracking lead characters who overcome their flaws and take on super-human powers to rid the world of evil, ending up in a one-to-one fight with the lead baddy aided by a sassy leading lady, then you'll love this action-packed movie. This is one of the best of the genre, but its not a genre that appeals to me much.
One of the top action films of recent years!
My 13 yr old son loves the Iron Man movies.
Love it! One of my fav movies
Superb picture. Didn't think I'd enjoy it not being a fan but I have to say I was riveted from the start! Robert DJ was absolutely excellent in the role! Left me wanting to see more:-)))
The was super hero movies were meant to be. Action packed, fun and with the characters treated as multi-dimensional without being taken too seriously.
Similar to Superman in 1977, the film sets up a serious deep foundation and then after getting your buy-in on the character, proceeds to have fun with it. I admire this method, as it gets you invested in the characters and their histories but still makes it a fun ride.
Without the serious at the start, the fun in the second half would just seem camp. A nice balance
If you don't take it too seriously then it's a really fun action packed movie, even if a little predictable! Robert Downey Jr great in his role. Would definitely recommend it - and watch it again! Hope Iron Man 2 is as good! :-)
I cant belive that thers a no. 2 :))
Loved this movie one you can watch a few times real hero stuff
I heard a lot of good things about this movie, but for the first hour I didn't think much of it, not until the special effects kicked in. .It was awesome, but typical good versus evil with a fairly predictable ending.
Was not sure what to expect with this movie. I was pleasantly supprised that it was a good story and the special effects were great.
Overall very enjoyable and excellent Action movie.
Thoroughly enjoyable action/Sci fi film
Robert Downey Jr is a major force to be reckoned with in this movie. His dramatic and comedic timing is perfect. Fantastic screenplay that sees a shallow war monger turn caring super guy won me. The gadgets and robots and stunts were just awesome. This is one i will definitely watch again.
way over the top but if you want to chill out and watch a movie that could never be real life its not bad, PLUS not a bad perve factor either
all a bit silly really but is worth perservering with
An absolute hoot. Robert Downey Jr is absolutely convincing as the self-absorbed weapons manufacturer who experiences an epiphany in the desert and turns super-hero. Gwyneth Paltrow does a nice turn as a latter-day Moneypenny. Effects gone wild, lots of laughs and suspense in a good romp of a movie.
wat a shock, i was expecting a flick similar to spiderman etc. instead i was pleasantly surprised by an extremely well made movie.. well done r. downey jnr, acting was great.. i really enjoyed this film and recommend it to all..
Really loved this film. Was good from start to finish. You start to wonder how many more superhero films they can do but with this one, the story was unique and it didn't feel like it was a superhero story re-hashed- it was brilliant! and Robert Downey Junior was brilliant in it too. Looking forward to Iron Man 2!!
loved this, well Robert Downey Jr , was lovely.... in it. and the effects of the suit were good also.
Great movie ,watched it more then once.
The females in our family all thought this was Batman with different actors and no Robin. The males think it is cool, excellent, a great movie, a blast, can't wait for the sequel. I guess it depends which chair you sit in to watch it!
Wow - this is a superhero movie for adults! A killer plot (ignore the obvious flaws in logic), amazing CGI and RDJ is very very good as the Iron Man himself. Watch the full credits for the bonus bit at the end of the movie. Not sure that the kids will like it. Gee RDJ's looking good these days - a welcome return to the big screen for him. Very highly recommended.
Loved this film, the effects in this movie are quite clever and Robert Downey Jnr did this role justice.
I was quite impressed with this movie. Super hero type movies are not the genre that I normally watch, however, I found this movie entertaining and interesting. It was different. I loved Robert Downey Jr in this role, and I think Gwenyth Paltrow was wonderful as his side-kick. Looking forward to the next installment!
surprisingly enjoyable-lots of suspence
I love movies of action, thrills, comedy and some romance...Iron Man had a decent story and action based which kept me watching til the end...worth watching
good action and impressive robot bits but disappointing finish
cool movie lots of action
Could have been great. Never really comes together in character development as it tries to cram in so much super hero. Should have ended up as the greatest super hero. After 60min I just wanted it to end.
Movie was okay except the copy i received kept freezing through the veiwing - most annoying.
Again my husband and I loved this film it had adventure comedy and love it was great.
My husband an I enjoyed it the effects that they used where extraordinary and the acting was so good and the humour was so much like Robert Downy Junior.
This movie keeps you guessing right to the end. I think anyone who likes transformers will like this movie.
Loved this one , A real feel good hero movie. I Highly recommend this one.
I enjoyed this movie very much. Good entertainment with understandable story line.
I loved everything about this film. Outstanding. Great plot, acting and filming. A really fun action packed film.
Great, reccomended if your into these kind of movies, good one for the boys
Superb! Robert Downey Jnr is the only actor who could have portrayed the smooth, sarcastic Tony Stark with any credibility. Like all comic strip characters he has a 'revelation' (his company's weapons kill people!!!!) and this prompts him to don another guise in order to protect the innocent. Brilliant effects, brilliant script, hell even Gwyneth Paltrow surprises as a stern and fabulous Pepper Potts. Get it now!
I thought this film was extremely boring. It gave me no excitement or any reason to keep watching. I left it running in the background as i did other things and still managed to work out the story.
It was too long for what it was and i certainly won't be seeing any sequels.
It just wasn't for me.
I gave it 2 out of 5.
So now we know Downey Jr is more than just good and this movie is only just good. I suspect I was expecting too much from this, certainly more than just the preparation for the sequel or spin off or whatever is comming next.
Well worth watching. I think this is much more preferred than Spiderman which didn't seem to take much imagination nor special effects.
i actually enjoyed this movie, alot of action and thrill seeking performances from all actors....
Loved it loved it, loved Robert Downey Jr, it is so well done and if you like him then it is well worth it.
ABSOLUTELY BLOOOOOODY FANTASTIC!!!!!
Robert DJnr is exceptional and the rest of the
cast equally as good, especially Gwyneth as
LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!
As superhero movies go, this is one of the best ones. Robert Downey Jr brings Tony stark to life so well, the movie could well have just been "Tony Stark does Awesome Things" and be just as brilliant. Give it a go, honestly.
Excellent super hero movie, we enjoyed it. Its one of the best movies we have seen compared to other super hero movies. Awesome graphics and technology.
It was an average superhero movie, i have seen some superhereo movies better.
Typical hollywood blockbuster. Not bad but doesn't blow you away.
Loved it - except for Gwyneth
Kids loved this one. As per any dvd with a lot of action, it was watched numerous times. Highly recommended.
Absolutely over the top American propaganda - but it was so cleverly executed. Robert Downey is amazing!
"MARVEL"ous!! Once again the comics have been brought to life on the big screen. Really enjoyed it. Five and a half stars.
Computer-generated hogwash made for the mass market audience. Disappointing.
Loved it!!! Robert Downey Jnr was fantastic, he made it look so realistic
Thoroughly entertaining! Seamless special effects and exciting action, with a couple of laughs thrown in for good measure.
BRILLIANT, just my kind of movie, it is great to see Marvel depicted well not like that wishy washy Daredevil
Great movie, Robert D Jnr does really well - there's a few good laughs too. Gwyneth is a tad annoying though.
I have to admit that comic book adaptations are not my cup of tea but because of the hype I felt I had to give it a go. Comic book adaptations are still not my cuppa, but, I have to admit that this was better than most. Robert Downey Jnr. was terrific and the script had some beaut one-liners. Gwyneth Paltrow was, as usual in my opinion, "on the money" as Pepper Potts-the best character name I've heard in a long time.
A bizarre movie: some of the time it seems quite normal - as normal as the life of a super-rich weapons-manufacturing playboy can be - while at other times it is complete fantasy and totally confusing and boring at that. Overall just too silly to enjoy.
Excellent movie and Robert Downey Jnr plays a terrific character. It was action packed and great fun. I would definitely recommend it.
Really enjoyed this movie - wasn't sure about Robert Downer Jr playing a 'superhero' but he did a pretty good job. Batman is still the best but Ironman is right up there and look forward to the next instalment.
Loved it! Another great Marvel comic.
Good but the ending was so open for a sequel it wasn't funny.
Good quality superhero, but gross heart thingy was a bit much to believe....
Great action packed movie from start to finish with a few laughs to boot. Good performances by Downey Jnr and Paltrow.
What a fantastic idea for a Superhero
4 stars from me
warning, ......... they say its so good, its just your average superhero stuff, even 'hancock' is way better.
Maybe my expectations were too high with all the media hype. I don't know. I had even bought this movie on Blu Ray, but I don't think I'll watch it again. Its a nice movie, but in my opinion it lacks action and thrill.
I love Robert Downey Junior. I love comic books and I love IRON MAN. A whole bunch of factors come together to make a really great movie. I love the values shown. I love all the technology. It is a real eye opener having a super hero fight major crime and conspiracy around the world. Not just petty domestic crimes. Terrence Howard adds another great dyanmic. Just love him. The only critisisms i have to make is that some parts of the movie are too dark and it makes it very hard to see what is happening and that the Pepper Potts character needed a stronger, more assertive actress.
Brilliant concept. I rate this one above The Dark Knight which I thought was boring (Ledger was fantastic). The one thing that let this down was Paltrows acting. Fortunately Downey was there to pick up the pieces.
AWESOME movie, best one I've seen in ages! This movie has changed my view on Robert Downey Jnr, I didn't think much of him but his portrayal of Tony Stark deserves him an Oscar! Gwenyth Paltrow also good as Pepper Potts.
Not your usual 'fails to deliver' superhero movie ie: actually pretty good. Jeff Bridges plays a great bad guy.
I loved it - loved the way it was done, loved everything. Highly recommended - even for those who don't normally enjoy this action hero genre.
Well worth watching. Great special effects but the special effects are not the movie. Best action movie I have seen in along time.
A really good film. Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark is cool with out being a prat. One for the collection.
While a hoot of a film there seems a lot of reference to RoboCop whether intended or not. While Downey Jr's dialogue may crackle, I can only thank subtitles for being able to follow it. Oh, and good to see Gwynnie back again.
As far as comic book movies goes, this is one of the better ones. BEats Spiderman, the Hulk, etc hands dowm. Robert Downey Jr's character is real and the gadgets and suit is great.
Usually you expect some fatal flaw in these types of movies - you know the Yanks can't seem to make a movie without some weird cute muppet type fluffy talking animal or a hero punching an alien in the nose - or some such silly thing that spoils what could have been great?
But - this was really good! Excellent effects, great acting and very good storyline (for a Sci fi). AND - only minimal attempts at humour via a robot or two!
Excellent movie - one of the best!
My husband particularly enjoyed this DVD especially the 'special' effects with Robert Downey Jr
Enjoyable - makes the 'comic book' story reasonably belivable so you can enjoy the action without sitting there going 'Oh, come on!' Robert Downey Jr. is always good and there is some nice humour.
i love superhero flicks, and i love robert downey jnr. but this film was SO awful- the superhero quips were shit if they were there at all, storyline was obvious (as is to be expected of superhero films) and gwenyth paltrow was a snore (as is to be expected of gwenyth paltrow)! and it was difficult for me to ignore the politics- it seems the US only kills terrorists that attack their fellow civilians. uh, yeah, whatever makes you sleep at night.
This movie is great to watch. The story was a bit over the top, but still a great one. I watched it three times with friends.
Video and sound is great, the story you should already know so no point going into that. Great action flick with a bunch of great actors, Downey is awesome in the pivotal role and throws in just enough humour to make it real.
loves superheroes movies!
I used to buy Marvel comics when I was a kid and have thought that, apart from Spiderman, they were not up to the standards set by the comics. My favourite hero was actually Iron Man and I was not expecting good things from this film version at all. I could not have been more wrong. This is the definitive Marvel action hero film and I could not have asked for more. Excellent!
Long to get started into the action but once it does it moves quickly. Excellent performance from Robert Downey Jnr. as always, but one wonders what Gwyneth Paltrow is doing in the role of his personal assistant/secretary/love interest/heroin, when the role is not very challenging or seems to be that much fun. Must have been the big bucks cause it's certainly no Dame Judi Dench in the Bond films. But a good film, with some good action, and a very perinent theme.
Won tickets to this through Quickflix competition. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved being able to see the foreign scenery in all its roughness. The main character is like a McGiver in that he was able to build himself a suit that gets him out of sticky and dangerous situations. There were some scary parts and some comedy parts. Definitely watch this one! Its super outrageous and the soundtrack is awesome!
Iron Man may well be one of the minor superheroes in the Marvel stables, but Iron Man the movie is certainly not a minor movie. I fact, I am going out on a limb and calling it the best superhero movie so far. Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark has more character and attitude in his little toe than all the Clark Kents, Bruce Waynes and Peter Parkers put together. The back story to the creation of Iron Man is compelling and the action is real and convincing. The gadgets, cars (including the eye-watering Audi R8) and Stark’s Malibu cliff-top pad are all utterly cool. I even (contrary to popular opinion) like the Gwyneth Paltrow side-kick, Pepper Potts. My boys have not stopped talking about the movie. Word like “sick” and “awesome” have been bandied about.
Finally a superhero movie that addresses my query: "How come this hero with all his powers is focusing on petty US domestic crime?". Ironman struts his stuff in locations that could use it the most!
You all know the story. Our accidental hero will be faced with the challenge of his life and needs to shape up or ship out if he's going to make it. Stop reading now if you can't guess that he's going to shape up. What makes the film isn't the formula, it's the stuffing.
For the modern day audience that's been dampened by sophisticated eye candy, usually without creative substance, the special effects in this application is nothing short of cool. I found myself breaking out into spontaneous applause for the parts I didn't see in the trailer. Of course the usual Hollywood cringe moments were still there, fortunately they were kept to a minimum.
I have seen the trailer! This is going to be the Blockbuster of 08!