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Movie Review: Iron Man

Posted April 5, 2018 by Rowena in Reviews | 4 Comments

Iron Man (2008) Starring: Robert Downing Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Leslie Bibb, Clark Gregg Director: Jon Favreau Release Date: 2 May 2008 Rating: PG-13 Run Time: 2:06 Movie Type: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Tony Stark. Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist. Son of legendary inventor and weapons contractor Howard Stark. When Tony Stark is assigned to give a weapons presentation to an Iraqi unit led by Lt. Col. James Rhodes, he’s given a ride on enemy lines. That ride ends badly when Stark’s Humvee that he’s riding in is attacked by enemy combatants. He survives – barely – with a chest full of shrapnel and a car battery attached to his heart. In order to survive, he comes up with a way to miniaturize the battery and figures out that the battery can power something else. Thus Iron Man is born. He uses the primitive device to escape from the cave in Iraq. Once back home, he then begins work on perfecting the Iron Man suit. But the man who was put in charge of Stark Industries has plans of his own to take over Tony’s technology for other matters.
It’s been years since I’ve watched this movie so because I couldn’t remember a damn thing about it, I re-watched it to kick start my Marvel Movies Project and while I enjoyed it, the Iron Man portion of the Marvel movies will never be my favorite. The movie starts off with Tony Stark living it up and not having a care in the world. He’s a rich party boy who cares only about what’s in front of him and not much else. He’s also a genius that makes high power military grade weapons and sells them so he’s got fans but he’s also got haters. Things take a turn for Tony when he’s getting ready to speak at a weapons presentation and he’s attacked and wakes up in enemy lands with a car battery attached to his heart. Seriously. This is probably only the second time that I’ve watched this movie and I’ve got to say that I enjoyed the movie a lot more this time around than I did the first time. Tony Stark and Pepper Potts were a lot more fun this time around and seeing Tony trying to do right by everyone was so rewarding when he finally got into that Iron Man suit and started doing what he was meant to be doing. The actual story for Iron Man isn’t that original but Robert Downing Jr. did the role justice. He was the perfect Tony Stark and his humor brought a lot of enjoyment to my viewing of this one. I enjoyed the slight romance between him and Pepper and I enjoyed seeing him take the bad guys down so I’m glad that I went back and watched this one. I liked this movie fine but I just like the other movies more. Now, I’m even more excited to watch the rest of the movies.
Movie Trailer
My Rating
3.5 out of 5

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My Marvel Movies Project of 2018

Posted March 21, 2018 by Rowena in Miscellaneous | 4 Comments

I’m sure that by now, everyone and their Mom has seen the movie trailers for Marvel’s Infinity Wars and like everyone else, I’m itching to watch it. Since the movie doesn’t come out until April 27th, I have some time to wait. After talking to my friends, we’ve decided to use the time until Infinity Wars to re-watch (and watch for the first time in some cases) all of the movies leading up to this one. I’m calling it the Marvel Movies Project of 2018. I’ll be watching each movie and tracking my progress through this post.
Avengers: Infinity War Trailer
Phase 1
Iron Man (2008) | 4 out of 5 The Incredible Hulk (2008) Iron Man 2 (2010) Thor (2011) Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) The Avengers (2012)
Phase 2
Iron Man 3 (2013) Thor: The Dark World (2013) Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 (2017) Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Ant-Man (2015)
Phase 3
Doctor Strange (2016) Captain America: Civil War (2016) Black Panther (2018) | 5 out of 5 Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) | 4 out of 5 Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Altogether, it will take me 1 day, 9 hours and 52 minutes to complete this movie project but I’m determined to watch them all so wish me luck!

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