Iron Man

Iron Man

Blu-ray Disc - 2011
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A wealthy industrialist is held captive in enemy territory and escapes by building a high-tech suit. When he returns home, he decides to use his money, talents, and suit to save the world. Includes additional scenes, featurettes, and more.

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Ephriam
Aug 06, 2019

Was ok.

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blue_dolphin_14336
Jun 25, 2019

This is a great movie. Loved the plot and IRON MAN. Not a huge fan of Tony Stark though. He isn't a good role model at all. Other than that, this is a great movie!

JCLHebahA Jun 04, 2019

After concluding the Infinity War saga, I've decided to go back to the beginning and watch the movies in release order. This one stands up pretty well with time, though it's surprising to see how much younger Robert Downey Jr. looks here. Probably the most discordant bit is that the soundtrack doesn't yet have that cohesive Avengers feel (though Ramin Djawadi does a decent job with it).

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loneranger777
Jan 05, 2019

#2

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Nuggetasaurus
Dec 10, 2018

An excellent beginning to the Marvel franchise. Iron Man kicks off an era of superheros with excellent writing and even better filmography. If you're looking for a good action movie with interesting characters and a plot that keeps you wanting more, this movie is for you.

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technic11
Aug 15, 2018

AWESOME!

MOVIE!

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green_cat_3454
Jul 14, 2018

Downey is great in this ok movie. Everyone that I have met has said this movie is one of the best. They are wrong. It is still a good movie and created the spark necessary get the MCU going.

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wth_this_sucks
Jul 06, 2018

Never been an Iron Man fan. So probably lucky Robert Downey jnr played the character, otherwise I'd never have watched it.
Am only watching now after all this time to see how all the movies go into the MCU.
Acting was well enough. Some scenes boring or maybe just cliched.
Loved the soundtrack.

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LThomas_Library
Jun 30, 2018

A foreshadow of where technology is trying go.

gord_ma May 22, 2018

Or the first one.
 In 2008, as I exited my local Cineplex after the end of [Iron Man], I did not foresee the stunning global success of what would become the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), every year. “[Iron Man] was a good film,” I thought to myself. It was a grounded late-2000s film with relatively modest stakes—the villains were terrorists and capitalists. Its competition was Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, films where verisimilitude was king. Sure, I had read the comics and I had read Jim Starlin’s The Infinity Gauntlet, but I did not foresee this rollercoaster that we’ve all been on for a decade….
  [Iron Man] remains an exciting, funny, competently directed film (by Joe Favreau who also plays Happy Hogan). But more significantly, this was an iconoclastic superhero film. Yes, it was very much a product of its time: a soul searching hero caught up in America’s Global War on Terror, the parallel war at home, and the sins of the father. However, it was also the start of something new: a brilliant and driven hero who flouted society’s restraints in all the ways that amuse us, blessed with ample luck, missing a heart, with a giant target painted on his back, and with no patience for secret identities.
 That and the MCU.
 There’s a common criticism in film: it’s bad for an actor’s personality to overshadow one’s character. Is Jim Carrey playing Ace Ventura or himself? Is Jesse Eisenberg playing Lex Luthor or Jim Carrey’s version of the Riddler? Yes, Robert Downey Jr. isn’t playing Tony Stark, as Stark was originally written as a communist spy smashing “cool exec with a heart of steel” (The Marvel Super Heroes, 1966). But, that’s a good thing, because the original Tony Stark was boring.
 Instead, we’ve got an idiosyncratic genius with a guilty conscience who believes that he can fix anything despite a list of personality flaws.
 Technicals. The special effects were realistic enough. The Iron Man suits were cool. The film had an adequate, though unmemorable score. Ditto the cinematography.
 Writing: it was okay, with some really good dialogue mixed in with the filler. The non-action scenes were mostly boring.
 Casting: a casting coup. Robert Downey Jr. is Tony Stark. Gwyneth Paltrow is Pepper Potts. The multi-billion dollar MCU franchise would not exist without either. With Joe Favreau as Happy Hogan, Paul Bettany as JARVIS, Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. A decade on, all five are still playing their MCU roles even now. Terrence Howard was okay but unmemorable as James Rhodes, as was the rest of the cast. And despite being given one of those throwaway supervillain roles, Jeff Bridges’ Obadiah Stane is an intriguing character. A hard-working arms dealer with no compunction to kill but who rides a Segway at work. Wut?

Things to be Repeated:
* The Stan Lee cameo
* Iron Man suiting up
* Hero standing by a plane’s loading ramp
* The Ten Rings
* Stingers

Marvel Moments:
#1 Jericho missile demo
#2 Iron Man saves the village
#3 Iron Man vs. Tank
#4 “Bogey just went supersonic.”

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Jun 25, 2019

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Jun 01, 2019

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May 27, 2019

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Mar 09, 2019

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Jun 30, 2018

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LThomas_Library
Jun 30, 2018

I am Iron Man. You think you're the only superhero in the world? Mr. Stark you've become part of a bigger universe. You just don't know it yet. - Nick Fury

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LThomas_Library
Jun 30, 2018

Truth is...I am Iron Man. - Tony Stark

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LThomas_Library
Jun 30, 2018

Tony Stark was able to build this in a cave with a bunch of scraps. - Obadiah Stane

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LThomas_Library
Jun 30, 2018

Don't waste it. Don't waste your life. - Yinsen

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LThomas_Library
Jun 30, 2018

My old man had a philosophy. Peace by definition means having a bigger stick than the other guy so, I feed the good dog. We arm the good guys because you can be sure as s@#t someone is arming the bad guys. - Tony Stark

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Bakergirl_13
Aug 10, 2017

"Let's face it - this is not the worst thing you've caught me doing."

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ct7825555
Jan 25, 2013

Is it better to be feared or respected? I say.....is it too much to ask for both? Some people prefer the weapon you never have to fire. I respectfully disagree. I PREFER the weapon you only have to fire once. That's how dad did it, that's how America does it....and it's worked out pretty well so far.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 10, 2012

be a super hero..not a super pet

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 10, 2012

dont be a pain in the ass

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 10, 2012

you take somethin at risk...when your a super hero

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blue_dolphin_14336
Jun 25, 2019

Sexual Content: A lot of sexual content between Tony and numerous girls

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Bookworm12130
May 30, 2019

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Tony is captured by terrorists. When he refuses to build a weapon for them, they hold his head underwater. In a brief but graphic scene, we see the arc-reactor implanted in Tony's chest. Terrorist's throw a man on the ground and threaten to shoot him, while his wife and kids watch (Iron Man saves his life.) Multiple intense battle scenes.

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Bookworm12130
May 30, 2019

Sexual Content: Tony has a reputation as a womanizer. Within the first 15 minutes, we see him rolling around on a bed with a woman he just met. Not 10 minutes later, he is on a plane watching as skimpily dressed women dance around a pole.

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green_cat_3454
Jul 14, 2018

Sexual Content: A lot of sexual content.

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LThomas_Library
Jun 30, 2018

Other: Topics: Technology, Terrorism, Politics.

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LThomas_Library
Jun 30, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Intense Scenes

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LThomas_Library
Jun 30, 2018

Violence: Violence

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LThomas_Library
Jun 30, 2018

Coarse Language: Coarse language

elidad Mar 31, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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aranworld
May 11, 2019

Billionaire inventor Tony Stark has a change of heart about his life's purpose after a terrifying experience as a hostage in Afghanistan.

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LThomas_Library
Jun 30, 2018

Through the innovation and evolution of high-tech suits Mark I, Mark II and Mark III, industrialist Tony Starks assumes responsibility for defending the world.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 10, 2012

Playboy and wunderkind genius Tony Stark, who has inherited the defense contractor Stark Industries from his father, is in war-torn Afghanistan with his friend and military liaison, Lieutenant Colonel James Rhodes (Terrence Howard) to demonstrate the new "Jericho" missile. Stark is critically wounded in an ambush and imprisoned in a cave by the terrorist group the Ten Rings. An electromagnet built by fellow captive Dr. Yinsen (Shaun Toub) keeps the shrapnel in Stark's chest from reaching his heart and killing him. Ten Rings leader Raza (Faran Tahir) offers Stark freedom in exchange for building a Jericho missile for the group, but Tony and Yinsen agree Raza will not keep his word.

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

When wealthy industrialist Tony Stark is forced to build an armored suit after a life-threatening incident, he ultimately decides to use its technology to fight against evil.

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