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  • The special effects, while impressive are not as interesting as watching Robert Downey Junior play a character (billionaire playboy Tony Stark/Iron Man), who is for all intents very similar to his own public persona (or at least his earlier one before rehab)

    • by robert elsmore
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      This latest superhero movie from Jon Favreau, the director of “Elf” and “Zathura”, starring Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges and Terrence Howard, surpasses many others in the same genre, with a sly adult take on an otherwise rather two dimensional character. The special effects, while impressive are not as interesting as watching Robert Downey Junior

      play a character (billionaire playboy Tony Stark/Iron Man), who is for all intents very similar to his own public persona (or at least his earlier one before rehab). Iron Man’s origin story is shown as Tony Stark is forced to face the consequences of his becoming rich through arms dealing when he is captured in Iraq. In ...

      • a desperate attempt to escape his captors he turns his genius to creating an “Iron” battlesuit, which once free and now much more attuned to his responsibilities, he quickly develops into the Iron Man suit into a weapon for good. The banter is snappy, the plot rarely lags and every character involved, from Gwyneth Paltrow’s loyal “Pepper Pots”,
        to Jeff Bridges malevolent “Obadiah Stane” adds conviction to this newest corner of the Marvel universes movie universe. In the trailers, Iron Man looked like it was going to be an entertaining, summer type blockbuster, but with more brains than is usual for the genre, and I’m glad to say that it did not disappoint.




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