MARVEL MOVIE MADNESS REVIEW: “They say that the best weapon is the one you never have to fire. I respectfully disagree. I prefer the weapon you only have to fire once.”
That quote always does wonders for me! The first movie to review for Marvel Movie Madness is the movie that started up Disney’s full on grip of superhero movies: “Iron Man.” This movie stars Robert Downey Jr. (Tropic Thunder, The Judge), Terrence Howard (The Butler, Big Mamma’s House), Jeff Bridges (R.I.P.D., The Big Lebowski), Gwyneth Paltrow (Contagion, Se7en), Leslie Bibb (Zookeeper, Law Abiding Citizen), Shaun Toub (The Kite Runner, The Last Airbender), Faran Tahir (Star Trek, The Escape Plan), Clark Gregg ( Days of Summer, Marvel’s Agents of Shield), Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), Jon Favreau (Four Christmases, Chef), and Stan Lee (Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four). This movie is about a rich playboy named Tony Stark (Downy Jr.) whose business, Stark Industries, builds weapons. When he goes to Afghanistan to promote a new missile though, his military van gets ambushed and he gets injured. He wakes up to be held captive by terrorists who want him to build them the missiles he was promoting so that they can be feared by others. Instead, with the help of his fellow captive friend Yinsen (Toub), he builds an armored suit to escape. After seeing that his weapons are being used to kill innocent people by the bad guys, he stops his weapons portion of the Industries and decides to create more suits to save people from his weapons that are being used for evil. This movie has to be one of the best superhero movies to date. It launched Marvel to its successful movie making that it is today. The plot is so rich in deception, drama, and action making it never get old. The acting is also superb because not only did Robert Downey Jr. do very well as Iron Man, but he transformed Tony Stark into what he is. Basically, Robert Downey Jr. IS Tony Stark. Also Jeff Bridges did an amazing performance of his role as Obadiah Stane, giving his character a mixture of sternness and deviousness leaving a great mark on this movie as to how awesome the villain is. Obviously the action and special effect scenes are by far great to watch. I remember watching this movie and being in awe when Iron Man blew up that tank while slowly walking away (it made me feel like a boss watching it). Cons of this movie would be at how there are some scenes that posed as hard to believe, like how Tony Stark’s captors have been monitoring them for months and didn’t stop them earlier when it looked like they were building a robot rather than a missile. Other cons would include how there are some characters that felt thrown in it for no reason (Leslie Bibb’s character Christine Everhart). Other than those, this movie never seems to miss a beat and is still now a strong card in the deck that Marvel has with their movies. I definitely recommend this to anyone who hasn’t seen it and to those who have to watch it again to remind yourself of how amazing this film is! FINAL SCORE: 96%= Juicy Popcorn
This movie has been inducted into The Juicy Hall of Fame.
Changes have been made to this review after The Juicy Awards of 2014. They do not effect the results of what has previously been punched in for Movie of the Year.
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