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Iron Man (2008)

Iron Man (2008)


Robert Downey Jr.
Terrence Howard
Jeff Bridges

Directed by Jon Favreau

The first movie that started the MCU was not done by Disney, even though Marvel had a hand in the production. This movie launched everything we got to know about the MCU and Robert Downey Jr. got a career boost from this movie and grew to be the main cast in the MCU movies till date.
In comparison to the other movies that followed this you just have to respect the CGI and acting from the cast who had to set the pace. This movie was great, the direction was well done and the movie stayed true to what we know about Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). It tried its best to leave enough trails for us to expect more from the franchise.

Iron Man is a superhero film and the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It serves as an introduction to Tony Stark, an industrialist and master engineering who inherited the Stark Industries from his father Howard Stark.
Tony was in a war-torn Afghanistan with his friend James Rhodes (Terrence Howard) during the demonstration of a new missile, their convoy gets attacked and Tony is injured. He is captured by a terrorist group who wants him to build a missile for them. He was critically injured and was saved by a fellow captured doctor Yinsen who implants an electromagnet into Starks chest to save his life.

Instead of building the missile they build an armor suit so they can use to escape, putting a powerful electric generator in Tony’s chest to power the suit. During the escape Yinsen dies.
When Stark gets back home after being saved by Rhodes, he decided that Stark Industries will stop making weapons, which did not go well with the present caretaker of the company Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges). It was their indifference that is the tune the movie dances too.

This movie is a charm and it sets the pace to which other superhero movies had to dance to. When Disney took over the helm of Marvel they increased the pace and now their MCU movies are one of the best movies out there. Regardless of what others say about superhero movies not being up to the quality of other films, I just feel it is biff that they did not get to make one.
Iron Man is a classic superhero movie one you can see and see again. Further on from this film, Terrence Howard was dropped as Rhodes and was replaced by Don Cheadle.


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