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Film REVIEW: Iron Man (2008) - ★★★★

Updated: Jan 6

available on Disney+

Director: Jon Favreau

Writer: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway based on Iron Man by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck, Jack Kirby

Stars: Robery Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub, Gwyneth Paltrow.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Themes: Billionaire, Based on Comic, Marvel Cinematic Universe

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

It is the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The film received praise from critics, especially for Downey's performance. Two sequels have been released: Iron Man 2 (2010) and Iron Man 3 (2013).



Daniel (Age 11) - ★★★★1/2

"Iron Man was a really good film.

This movie had great scenes with great action,comedy and character develepmont. I liked seeing Tony Stark go from being selfish to being a nice caring guy and I liked the way that Tony escaped being in captivity at the start of the movie it was creative and had great action scenes.

This movie was very important for Marvel as it was the first movie they ever made and still managed to be one of the best in the Franchise.

All and all this was an important film with great action and would set up one of the greatest movie franchises ever."

Jan (Age 11) - ★★★★★

"An absolutely amazing movie which I loved from start to end. The best parts were; Tony Stark's escape from Afghanistan (where he was captured), Tony realising that Obadiah Stane ordered him dead, Tony creating the iconic Iron Man suit, Tony's heart being stolen by Obadiah, and the awesome fight at the end between Obadiah and Tony. 'My Favourite character top 3 of this movie' is:

1. Tony Stark

2. Rhodes

3. Obadiah Stane

Overall, this movie was perfect for a person like me, lots of action-adventure, but still having a small element of comedy. If you liked Star Wars (read my reviews) then you will LOVE this!"

Mix Up Rating - ★★★★

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Mix Up Theatre Movie Chart Position: #178



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Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man returns in the sequels as well as taking part in leading The Avengers movies. Check out another great MCU film with Guardians of the Galaxy.

Meanwhile the writers behind Iron Man have similar films but less successful with the likes of Men in Black: International and Cowboys & Aliens

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