2008   USA Iron Man
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Director:Jon Favreau
Studio:Dark Blades Films
Writer:Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby
IMDb Rating:7.9 (219,073 votes)
Awards:2 wins & 5 nominations
Genre:Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Duration:126 min
Jon Favreau  ...  (Director)
Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby  ...  (Writer)
Robert Downey Jr.  ...  Tony Stark
Terrence Howard  ...  Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes
Jeff Bridges  ...  Obadiah Stane
Gwyneth Paltrow  ...  Pepper Potts
Leslie Bibb  ...  Christine Everhart
Shaun Toub  ...  Yinsen
Faran Tahir  ...  Raza
Sayed Badreya  ...  Abu Bakaar
Bill Smitrovich  ...  General Gabriel
Clark Gregg  ...  Agent Phil Coulson
Tim Guinee  ...  Major Allen
Will Lyman  ...  Award Ceremony Film Narrator (voice)
Marco Khan  ...  Insurgent #4
Kevin Foster  ...  Jimmy
Garret Noel  ...  Pratt
Jr. Robert Downey  ...  
Gabriel Beristain  ...  Cinematographer
Matthew J. Libatique  ...  Cinematographer
Paul Bettany  ...  Jarvis
Jon Favreau  ...  Hogan
Peter Billingsley  ...  William Ginter Riva
Matthew Libatique  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: Not sure why I thought this was going to blow the roof off the joint ... but it didn't. It's not worth critiquing (which says something), it just is what it is. I love RDJr and GP so it was fun to see them and I'd like to thank the director of photography for allowing us to see GP's freckles in a few shots. Lovely.


Summary: Tony Stark is the complete playboy who also happens to be an engineering genius. While in Afghanistan demonstrating a new missile he's captured and wounded. His captors want him to assemble a missile for them but instead he creates an armored suit and a means to prevent his death from the shrapnel left in his chest by the attack. He uses the armored suit to escape. Back in the U.S. he announces his company will cease making weapons and he begins work on an updated armored suit only to find that Obadiah Stane, his second in command at Stark industries has been selling Stark weapons to the insurgents. He uses his new suit to return to Afghanistan to destroy the arms and then to stop Stane from misusing his research.

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