I'm guessing that nearly everyone and their cat has seen Marvel's Iron Man trilogy. If not Iron Man then definitely Avengers where he pretty much saved the world from almost certain extinction. You have, right? You haven't? Why was that? Cryosleep? Lost in a cave? Surely not...disinterest?! Well you're in luck!
The guys over at TL;DW (too long; didn't watch) have put together a brilliant and cheeky 2 minute summary of the MCU's Man Of Iron opera, where they break the films down into a tongue in cheek nod to the fantastical nature of the hero Stark.
Gather and use your eyes...
Can't watch? You know what's coming next!
Here we have Tony Stark, or in TL;DW's words "a Bruce Wayne that didn't exactly vote democrat but understood where the occupy people were coming from." Nicely put.
So basically Iron Man is "one man's dramatic journey from functioning alcoholic into functioning alcoholic in a death machine."
Stark is kidnapped by "a group of ACME brand terrorists," so he obviously needs a way out if he ever wants to be a "rich douchebag" again.
So using some "scrap metal and the guts of a Sega Genesis" he becomes IRON MAN. Named so not because of the content of materials but due to "everyone in this universe still being super into heavy metal music."
So to truly understand Stark you have to know that..."1. He has a goatee, and 2. He's like the mirror universe Elon Musk - The anti-Musk."
Instead of revealing his plans for free renewable energy and all of his cool gadgets, he hoards them because...well...he's Tony Stark.
As we all know by now, a superhero is only as strong as his allies, which is bad for Stark seeing as he only knows "four people and a robot."
Iron Man has to do battle with his greatest enemies - "a series of jealous, bitter scientists."
And "disabled veterans with post traumatic stress disorder..."
TL;DW believes that Iron Man is cool because he's "believable in a real world setting. He hasn't got any ridiculous superpowers, he's just a really smart guy that uses science."
Aaand then he teams up with the Avengers and battles "intergalactic space turtle cyborgs and their clone army!" Brilliant!
So, to surmise the Iron Man trilogy...
What a great run down, these guys are hilarious. Gonna keep a close eye on their YouTube channel for more 2 minute breakdowns of my favorite movies.