Iron Man (Widescreen) (Bilingual)
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Synopsis: Suit up for action with Robert Downey Jr. in the ultimate adventure movie you've been waiting for, Iron Man! When jet-setting genius-industrialist Tony Stark is captured in enemy territory, he builds a high-tech suit of armor to escape. Now, he's on a mission to save the world as a hero who's built, not born, to be unlike any other. Co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard and Jeff Bridges, it's a fantastic, high-flying journey that is "hugely entertaining" (Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal). Bonus Features: * Additional Scenes: Convoy Ambush * Additional Scenes: Craps Table with Tony & Rhodey * Additional Scenes: Tony & Rhodey on Stark Jet and Military Ceremony * Additional Scenes: Rhodey and General Gabriel * Additional Scenes: Tony Comes Home * Additional Scenes: Tony Begins Mark II * Additional Scenes: Dubai Party * Additional Scenes: Pepper Discovers Tony as Iron Man * Additional Scenes: Obadiah Addresses Scientists * Additional Scenes: Rhodey Saves Iron Man on Freeway * Additional Scenes: Rooftop Battle * Trailers: Iron Man: Armored Adventures * Easter Eggs: Easter Egg Stan Lee
You know you're going to get a different kind of superhero when you cast Robert Downey Jr. in the lead role. And Iron Man is different, in welcome ways. Cleverly updated from Marvel Comics' longstanding series, Iron Man puts billionaire industrialist Tony Stark (that's Downey) in the path of some Middle Eastern terrorists; in a brilliantly paced section, Stark invents an indestructible suit that allows him to escape. If the rest of the movie never quit hits that precise rhythm again, it nevertheless offers plenty of pleasure, as the renewed Stark swears off his past as a weapons manufacturer, develops his new Iron Man suit, and puzzles both his business partner (Jeff Bridges in great form) and executive assistant (Gwyneth Paltrow). Director Jon Favreau geeks out in fun ways with the hardware, but never lets it overpower the movie, and there's always a goofy one-liner or a slapstick pratfall around to break the tension. As for Downey, he doesn't get to jitterbug around too much in his improv way, but he brings enough of his unpredictable personality to keep the thing fresh. And listen up, hardcore Marvel mavens: even if you know the Stan Lee cameo is coming, you won't be able to guess it until it's on the screen. It all builds to a splendid final scene, with a concluding line delivery by Downey that just feels absolutely right. --Robert Horton --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.
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Without a doubt no other actor could have played Tony Stark better than Robert Downey Jnr and along with a very talented supporting cast (including Gweneth Paltrow, Terrance Howard and Jeff Bridges) plus a very talented director (Jon Favreau) this is Iron Man brought the life the right way!
An action packed thrill stacked ride that any fan is guarenteed to enjoy!Read more ›
Good special effects, fabulous performance by Robert Downey Jr., this movie is amongst the best super hero movies of recent times. It never really wavers during its 2-hour length time. There's a high degree of social conscience to this movie and the lead actor's emotional transformation is fascinating to watch.
The Ten Rings want him to build them a weapon and Tony knows that if he does, the world will fall into the terrorists’ hands. He needs to find a way to escape and to do so he must create something more than just the weapon the Ten Rings wanted him to.
After inventing a metal suit with some crude weaponry, he manages to escape the Ten Rings’ lair and return to the world as a new man. Taking his iron suit discovery to a whole new level, he becomes Iron Man and sets to right the wrongs of his past and ensure that the terrorists who tried to enslave him won’t do so to anyone else.
Iron Man is a thrill ride you don’t want to miss!
There’s something about origin stories that I have an extreme soft spot for and Iron Man is near perfect in that regard. Given that Iron Man is a “human hero with no powers” ala Batman and it’s his suit which gives him his abilities, he becomes instantly relatable (well, okay, maybe not one hundred percent as I’m not a billionaire, playboy, philanthropist like him), but I’m on the journey of life like Tony with my own share of pain and turning points. The movie’s pacing is bang on and progresses “as if this really happened,” which is a huge plus for a superhero movie. (I’m a fan of super flicks that come from the angle, “If this happened tomorrow, this is how it’d most likely play out.Read more ›
Anyone wary of watching yet another superhero origin film need not be concerned; 'Iron Man' delivers a fresh take on the usual myth as a middle-aged Tony Stark realizes how he's wasted his life and embarks on a quest that's more about redemption than responsibility or revenge. This certainly isn't high drama, but Tony's journey breathes new life into this over-exposed genre and will satisfy comic book fans and newcomers alike
A feature-length 'Making Of' anchors a robust set of extras on this set and it's a cut above the usual quality, containing a lot of information with the cast and crew communicating a lot of enthusiasm for the material. There's a history of Iron Man in the comics that's nearly as good and some additional featurettes on the special effects and Downey's performance. The 'Hall of Armor' is kind of useless and the deleted and extended scenes were clearly better left out of the movie as they don't add much. The one omission is a commentary track but with so much information elsewhere it's kind of unnecessary.
Movies like this are what Blu-Rays are made for as the film is stunning in 1080p. Beyond the great set-pieces and special effects there's a thorough attention to detail in every scene that really comes shining through on this disc.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Its a good film. Downey is great in the role though not the Tony Stark I grew up with.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great movie. Really started Marvel's movie journey. I've watched it many times.Published 5 months ago by Canadian Baconator
What a great story, and so much fun too! Tony Stark is a refreshing character with his mix of brilliance, arrogance, and humor. I can't find anything bad to say about this story.Published 7 months ago by Carol
It was disappointing to not receive this movie with the slipcover included. However, it appears that the specific packaging I was expecting no longer is produced so I don't put any... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Brandon Kennedy