Tony Stark, the man in the suit. There is a lot to like in this movie, but also a bit to dislike. I personally can't stand Tony's attitude, but I do like Iron Man. Some people may think that this is crazy, but the two are different. This is something we see throughout the series, and it begins in this movie.
To start out my review, I'm going to take you through my opinions of the storyline and the characters.
Overall, the storyline of Iron Man was well thought out. The beginning of the movie was a great insight into who Tony Stark was before the kidnapping.
The thing that was different in this one, unlike the other two movies, was the fact that the villain was not someone the 'Old Tony' hurt. In fact, it was the opposite. This made the movie stick out in my mind, after watching the other two.
The ending was strong, and allowed us to see that Tony is still Tony.
I appreciate that throughout the storyline, we see that Tony is changing. The different suits, how they change and get better over time, I believe also shows us Tony's continuing growth.
There are many characters in this movie. You have your main characters, and also the secondary ones, such as Happy and Colonel Rhodes. I'm going to write about the main characters, and also about the characters that made a lasting impression on me.
Iron Man/Tony Stark
Tony Stark is not my favorite person in the world. His way with the ladies is annoying to me, but even so, we are shown that Tony does have a heart. That is something that I do appreciate in this movie. Whereas I don't like the 'Old Tony', the growing Tony is someone that I do like.
When it comes to whether or not Robert Downy Jr. is a good Tony Stark or not, I think we all can agree on the fact that the man is perfect for the role. There is almost no difference between the two. True, Robert doesn't have a functional suit hiding in his house, or does he?
The chemistry hiding between Stark and Pepper in this movie is almost to great to bear. Watching their relationship grow is one of my favorite things.
I love how, in her storyline, that she is the one thing that Tony Stark cares about and thinks about. Like when he woke up after almost dying at the end. She was at the forefront of his mind.
Gwyneth Paltrow was, and still is, a great Pepper Potts. She carries the role very well.
I am mentioning the doctor, because he had a lasting imprint on Tony Stark's life. There was a moment that I believe is when Tony knew what he had to do.
And it was this one. The doctor's death was a turning point in Stark's life. It was because of this, that Tony kept going.
I loved how such a small character had such a large impact on Tony's life.
The villain. Not my favorite Marvel villain, and he was a little ordinary. There wasn't anything truly unique about him. Just someone that got power hungry and tried to overthrow his boss.
However, I will say that I think Jeff Bridges was great in this role. He felt like he could be a real person.
So what does this movie mean for the Marvel universe? This is a question I will always try to answer at the end of my reviews.
This was the beginning of Iron Man, and the beginning of the first phase. It was a great start. At the end of the movie, we see Nick Fury and hear those wonderful words "Avenger's Initiative" . This movie opened up the movement, now all the other Avengers have to do is follow.