Iron Man (2008) Full Movie

Iron Man
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Iron Man (2008) : After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

Title Iron Man (2008)
Release Date Apr 30, 2008
Genres , ,
Production Company Marvel Studios, Paramount, Fairview Entertainment
Production Countries United States of America
Casts Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leslie Bibb, Bill Smitrovich, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau, Shaun Toub, Faran Tahir, Clark Gregg
Plot Keywords middle east, arms dealer, malibu, superhero, based on comic, aftercreditsstinger, marvel cinematic universe, counter terrorism, mcu
Tony Stark / Iron Man
Tony Stark / Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr.
James
James "Rhodey" Rhodes
Terrence Howard
Obadiah Stane / Iron Monger
Obadiah Stane / Iron Monger
Jeff Bridges
Virginia
Virginia "Pepper" Potts
Gwyneth Paltrow
Christine Everhart
Christine Everhart
Leslie Bibb
General Gabriel
General Gabriel
Bill Smitrovich
J.A.R.V.I.S. (voice)
J.A.R.V.I.S. (voice)
Paul Bettany
Harold
Harold "Happy" Hogan
Jon Favreau
Yinsen
Yinsen
Shaun Toub
Raza
Raza
Faran Tahir
Phil Coulson
Phil Coulson
Clark Gregg
William Ginter Riva
William Ginter Riva
Peter Billingsley
Abu Bakaar
Abu Bakaar
Sayed Badreya
Major Allen
Major Allen
Tim Guinee
Award Ceremony Narrator (voice)
Award Ceremony Narrator (voice)
Will Lyman
Guard
Guard
Tom Morello
Guard
Guard
Marco Khan
Guard
Guard
Daston Kalili
Guard
Guard
Ido Mor
Jimmy
Jimmy
Kevin Foster
Pratt
Pratt
Garret Noël
Ramirez
Ramirez
Eileen Weisinger
Ahmed
Ahmed
Ahmed Ahmed
Omar
Omar
Fahim Fazli
Howard Stark
Howard Stark
Gerard Sanders
Viper 1
Viper 1
Tim Rigby
Viper 2
Viper 2
Russell Richardson
Amira Ahmed
Amira Ahmed
Nazanin Boniadi
Colonel Craig
Colonel Craig
Thomas Craig Plumer
Dealer at Craps Table
Dealer at Craps Table
Robert Berkman
Woman at Craps Table
Woman at Craps Table
Stacy Stas
Woman at Craps Table
Woman at Craps Table
Lauren Scyphers
Engineer
Engineer
Frank Nyi
Air Force Officer
Air Force Officer
Marvin Jordan
Jim Cramer
Jim Cramer
Jim Cramer
Woman In SUV
Woman In SUV
Donna Evans
Kid in SUV
Kid in SUV
Reid Harper
Kid in SUV
Kid in SUV
Summer Kylie Remington
Kid in SUV
Kid in SUV
Ava Rose Williams
Kid in SUV
Kid in SUV
Vladimir Kubr
Kid in SUV
Kid in SUV
Callie Croughwell
Gulmira Kid
Gulmira Kid
Javan Tahir
Gulmira Mom
Gulmira Mom
Sahar Bibiyan
Reporter
Reporter
Patrick O'Connell
Reporter
Reporter
Adam Harrington
Reporter
Reporter
Meera Simhan
Reporter
Reporter
Ben Newmark
Flight Attendant
Flight Attendant
Ricki Lander
Flight Attendant
Flight Attendant
Jeannine Kaspar
Flight Attendant
Flight Attendant
Sarah Cahill
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
Zorianna Kit
Zorianna Kit
Zorianna Kit
Stan's Girl
Stan's Girl
Lana Kinnear
Stan's Girl
Stan's Girl
Nicole Lindeblad
Stan's Girl
Stan's Girl
Masha Lund
Stan's Girl
Stan's Girl
Gabrielle Tuite
Air Force Lieutenant
Air Force Lieutenant
Justin Rex
CAOC Analyst
CAOC Analyst
Tim Griffin
CAOC Analyst
CAOC Analyst
Joshua Harto
CAOC Analyst
CAOC Analyst
Micah A. Hauptman
CAOC Analyst
CAOC Analyst
James Bethea
Gulmira Villager (uncredited)
Gulmira Villager (uncredited)
Mike Cochrane
Reporter (uncredited)
Reporter (uncredited)
Flavia Manes Rossi
Nick Fury (uncredited)
Nick Fury (uncredited)
Samuel L. Jackson
Georgio (uncredited)
Georgio (uncredited)
Russell Bobbitt
Dubai Beauty (uncredited)
Dubai Beauty (uncredited)
Crystal Marie Denha
Dancer in Ballroom (uncredited)
Dancer in Ballroom (uncredited)
Laura Liguori
Village Dad (uncredited)
Village Dad (uncredited)
Anthony Martins
Airforce Officer (uncredited)
Airforce Officer (uncredited)
James M. Myers
Dubai Beauty #1 (uncredited)
Dubai Beauty #1 (uncredited)
America Olivo
Staff Sergeant (uncredited)
Staff Sergeant (uncredited)
Sylvette Ortiz
Voice (uncredited)
Voice (uncredited)
Ajani Perkins
News Cameraman (uncredited)
News Cameraman (uncredited)
Toi Rose
Whiplash One (voice) (uncredited)
Whiplash One (voice) (uncredited)
David Zyler

Reviews

  • izgzhen

    Imaginative illustration of an epic story. It combines the modern background society, e.g. terrorism, with the unconventional high-tech fantasy. Our leading actor Robert Downey Jr. deeply embodies the soul of the Iron Man in himself. We common people never lived this way :P

  • Gimly

    **A long form review originally posted in 2010:** Marking the beginning of the latest Marvel franchise, _The Avengers_, is Jon Favreau's _Iron Man_. I'm quite fond of Super Hero movies, I don't love them to the same extent that I do the slasher or psychological thriller genres, but they do hold a small place in my heart all to themselves. I'm pretty pumped for this whole "Avengers" thing to come to fruition, 'cause honestly it's all been great so far, starting with Iron Man, whom Robert Downey Jr. (_Natural Born Killers, Gothika, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, A Scanner Darkly, Zodiac, Sherlock Holmes, Due Date_) portrays, and incredibly so. It's important to set yourself a starting point. More specifically, what I mean is, a reason. Batman's parents were murdered, and his home was destroyedby crime; The Punisher's whole family was murdered in front of him and he big-time snapped; characters like the X-Men and the Fantastic 4 are defending themselves and end up having a penchant for world-saving. Those are all fine, and so long as you have one, I'm happy. But I really kind of like Tony Stark's reason for becoming Iron Man... He's a dick. That's why. He's a dick that supplies the world with the most lethal weapons in existence, and they take lives left, right and centre. Then, he's put through the world where they get used, and finally is told by the person who helped him escape that world, not to waste his life. He believes he is still alive for a reason, he decides that reason is to become a dick that is intent on privatising world peace. Which I think makes perfect sense. That may have come across as sarcasm, but I was deadly serious. Tony Stark becomes Iron man, and that's why. It works fantastically. We then get to see all the incarnations of his suit, how difficult it was to make, what it runs on, the technology, everything. And I'm a huge fan of back story, which Iron Man delivers. It's sort of the antithesis of DC's _Batman Begins_. Though they're both young adults that come from money with no family, a British butler (although Iron man's butler Jarvis was transformed into AI for the film [he was an actual person in the comics]), they have a board of directors take care of their family's billionaire business until they're ready to eventually take the reins, they both become "____ Man" and go about saving the innocent, not through superpowers but technology. I'm sure I could go on. But they're also incredibly different. Where Batman is a total bad ass, the gothic unknown defender of the night that uses fear as a weapon to protect his home town, and yet refuses to kill; Iron Man is a bright, shiny, loud attention grabber, who goes all international to fight crime, he wants the world to know he's Iron Man and his enemies are totally lame, so no wonder he has no qualms about killing! Batman's secret identity, Bruce Wayne, is an angsty tosser, that tries way to hard. But Tony Stark, is a witty, brilliant inventor, who has basically harnessed all of Batman's training, strength, weapons, vehicles and flight, improved them, and put them in to a single suit. So though I personally prefer Batman as a hero, I prefer Tony Stark as a character. The interaction between Stark and Pepper Potts, played by Gwyneth Paltrow (_Se7en, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Royal Tenenbaums, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow_) was incredible. It just goes to show what good casting can achieve, even in an action flick, the dialogue is hilarious and clever. Is it possible for a Super Hero movie to be a bad Super Hero film but a great film? I guess it is. The antagonists are lacking to say the least, and their dispatching leaves even more to be desired. Which is normally not too huge when you get the rest so perfect, unfortunately, it's a comic book film, about Super Heroes, and Super Villains. They fight one another over and over, in fact that's pretty much what the comics are about in their entirety, so it's quite a major short coming. That being said, it's really the only one that _Iron Man_ has. In a way though, they're a similar comparison to the latest Batman films again; Iron Monger and Whiplash are flashy, but disappointing, where The Joker, Two-Face, Scarecrow and Ra's al Ghul are top notch as bad guys. Whereas Ironman's Obadiah Stane and Ivan Vanko were great characters, but Batman's The Joker is only seen in his villain persona, and Harvey Dent, Jonathan Crane and Henri Ducard are nothing more than vessels for their alter-egos. All that aside, the film is just plain good, and you don't need to be a fan of Iron Man, Super Heroes or comics in general to enjoy _Iron Man_. 82% -Gimly

  • tmdb44006625

    Iron Man did a lot more than just launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was the first comic book movie in a long time to integrate the fantastical nature of superheroes and supervillains into a real world setting with consequences. It also showed how great of a filmmaker Jon Favreau is and rebooted the career of Robert Downey Jr. For all this, Iron Man is a fantastic movie, still one of the best MCU films. It's so much fun to watch. Yet it displays a lot of intelligence, exploring the internal dilemma of a man profiteering off war when faced with the harsh reality that he is part of a system that corrupts absolutely.

  • The Peruvian Post

    When director Jon Favreau and Sarah Halley cast Robert Downey Jr, they glimpsed something magnificent: a more-than-skilled actor who faultlessly portrayed the role of Tony Stark. Despite Favreau's initial decision in choosing a fresh face, he ended up delighted due to his charismatic, natural and comfortable attitude. He did not realise it yet, but he was moulding with the right measures a whole superhero cinematic universe which lasted until today and still goes for more. The filmmakers took the proper time to introduce a character whose production was undecided since New Line Pictures argued that the main character [Iron Man] had no potential to be brought up to the theatres. Therefore, planning from scratch a prosperous superhero who was not related to the typical Fantastic Four, X-Men or Spider-Man [famous superhero films of the 2000s] was quite a challenge. However, the director unquestionably demonstrated his skills at the visual effects, the rock metal music, the accurate dialogues for each moment and finally, the remarkable development of each persona. How exactly? Establishing the visual effects of a high-speed-altitude enthusiast was marvellous, considering the time of the creation. The way Favreau adjusted the Iron Man gave numerous innovative perspectives of a superhero while in battle. If we first watched the 'Spidey Sense', then it was time to behold the flying upper and upper. What an achievement ladies and gentleman! Taking into account the sound effect, it was splendid in every single way because it gave decent time to evoke emotions, from sadness to awesomeness, it permitted to feel the sensation of building a strong armour or flying as fast as possible. Man! That AC/DC hard rock music was well-defined to this fascinating character. Did I mention that Downey's son is growing on music? He has a band, and it's called "The Dose Band". Just watch the School of Rock's report. Probably there is where the influence came by. On the other hand, this film gives such iconic quotes which will live on our memory: "Is it better to be feared or respected?", "Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk", "I am Iron Man". WOW! What potential we have got here! Finally, but not least, the impeccable action scenes and drama ones were the highest achieves Iron Man had got. The sequence in the cavern traped with Dr Yinsen serves to the protagonist time to reflect on himself and the responsibility he has in protecting the world against high-tech diseases. Plus, the very unusual but gorgeous chemistry between Tony Stark and his secretary/companion Pepper Potts is another striking feature which is not considered at all was. When Kevin Feige, the current president of Marvel Studios, was asked about his desition about casting Gwyneth Paltrow he confessed the following: "Gwyneth is the embodiment of a leading lady. She brings intelligence, poise and an incredible range of talent to this role". Throughout the movie, these two characters happened to be facing their professional and sentimental relationship naturally owing to the Iron Man. The way Pepper Potts clings on to the fact that his beloved boss is in troublesome scenarios, it's just pure tenderness and shows how much potential this couple has. The cast assuredly introduced not only convincing performances but strong characters which will be handy for the following Marvel instalments, just watching Jeff Bridges as the badass Iron Monger is superb! The film producer nailed it! If someone asked me about the flaws it has presented, probably I would say the dark tone, some petit explicit scenes (bearing in mind there are children as spectators) and the lack of sense of humour at times. Still, it is mostly pure perfection. [83/100]

  • The Peruvian Post

    When director Jon Favreau and Sarah Halley cast Robert Downey Jr, they glimpsed something magnificent: a more-than-skilled actor who faultlessly portrayed the role of Tony Stark. Despite Favreau's initial decision in choosing a fresh face, he ended up delighted due to his charismatic, natural and comfortable attitude. He did not realise it yet, but he was moulding with the right measures a whole superhero cinematic universe which lasted until today and still goes for more. The filmmakers took the proper time to introduce a character whose production was undecided since New Line Pictures argued that the main character [Iron Man] had no potential to be brought up to the theatres. Therefore, planning from scratch a prosperous superhero who was not related to the typical Fantastic Four, X-Men or Spider-Man [famous superhero films of the 2000s] was quite a challenge. However, the director unquestionably demonstrated his skills at the visual effects, the rock metal music, the accurate dialogues for each moment and finally, the remarkable development of each persona. How exactly? Establishing the visual effects of a high-speed-altitude enthusiast was marvellous, considering the time of the creation. The way Favreau adjusted the Iron Man gave numerous innovative perspectives of a superhero while in battle. If we first watched the 'Spidey Sense', then it was time to behold the flying upper and upper. What an achievement ladies and gentleman! Taking into account the sound effect, it was splendid in every single way because it gave decent time to evoke emotions, from sadness to awesomeness, it permitted to feel the sensation of building a strong armour or flying as fast as possible. Man! That AC/DC hard rock music was well-defined to this fascinating character. Did I mention that Downey's son is growing on music? He has a band, and it's called "The Dose Band". Just watch the School of Rock's report. Probably there is where the influence came by. On the other hand, this film gives such iconic quotes which will live on our memory: "Is it better to be feared or respected?", "Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk", "I am Iron Man". WOW! What potential we have got here! Finally, but not least, the impeccable action scenes and drama ones were the highest achieves Iron Man had got. The sequence in the cavern traped with Dr Yinsen serves to the protagonist time to reflect on himself and the responsibility he has in protecting the world against high-tech diseases. Plus, the very unusual but gorgeous chemistry between Tony Stark and his secretary/companion Pepper Potts is another striking feature which is not considered at all was. When Kevin Feige, the current president of Marvel Studios, was asked about his desition about casting Gwyneth Paltrow he confessed the following: "Gwyneth is the embodiment of a leading lady. She brings intelligence, poise and an incredible range of talent to this role". Throughout the movie, these two characters happened to be facing their professional and sentimental relationship naturally owing to the Iron Man. The way Pepper Potts clings on to the fact that his beloved boss is in troublesome scenarios, it's just pure tenderness and shows how much potential this couple has. The cast assuredly introduced not only convincing performances but strong characters which will be handy for the following Marvel instalments, just watching Jeff Bridges as the badass Iron Monger is superb! The film producer nailed it! If someone asked me about the flaws it has presented, probably I would say the dark tone, some petit explicit scenes (bearing in mind there are children as spectators) and the lack of sense of humour at times. Still, it is mostly pure perfection. [83/100]

  • r96sk

    My first taste of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A great start! I absolutely enjoyed seeing 'Iron Man'. Robert Downey Jr. is terrific as the titular character, who is a blast to watch throughout - love the design! The plot is very entertaining, I like how it tells the story; simply, but very effectively. Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow, meanwhile, all add to the film with good performances. The special effects are very neat, as are all the action sequences. I will say the score isn't the strongest, at least in terms of what I'd expect from this sorta film. I wouldn't say it's bad per se, just not as spectacular as it could've (should've?) been; especially with someone like Ramin Djawadi composing. I love a film with great music, so hopefully that improves as I watch the MCU expand. I know, I'm extremely late to this particularly party but happy to finally begin watching.