Iron Man movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Iron Man is an entertaining, yet predictable and sometimes unoriginal superhero movie starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Audiences will appreciate the very appealing visuals and entertaining action.


After billionaire engineer Tony Stark is captured in Afghanistan and escapes using high-tech armour, he decides to create a highly-weaponised suit to fight against evil.

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Movie details

Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Leslie Bibb, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub
Writer: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway
Release Date (Australia): 1 May 2008
Runtime: 126 minutes/2h 6m
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Language: English, Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Urdu, Hungarian, Kurdish

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (PG)

The film contains science fiction themes, as well as themes of threat, terrorism and self-sacrifice. There is also a brief scene depicting a surgical procedure.

Violence (M)

The film contains scenes of science fiction and action violence in the form of people being shot, the use of fantasy weapons and several explosions, sometimes accompanied by small amounts of blood detail.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film includes infrequent use of the words “son of a bitch”, “damn”, “hell” and “prick”.

Sex (PG)

The film includes a visual sexual reference, including a man and a woman kissing passionately on a bed, as well as the woman waking up nude in the bed implicitly after sex.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive content)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Robert Downey Jr. is undeniably the perfect actor for Iron Man. Although the superhero-themed story can be rather unoriginal and a ton of the climatic action moments can be quite predictable for today’s standards, this is a superhero action movie done exactly how it should be and the cast happen to be the ones who make it worth watch.

Iron Man is an excellent and intelligent superhero origin movie. The film focuses on a billionaire engineer named Tony Stark as he uses high-tech armour when he is captured in Afghanistan, but he continues to use his highly-weaponised suit to fight against evil. Get your popcorn, drinks and superhero-good mood ready for when you watch this very entertaining action flick with sprinkles of humour and as every movie needs, great action!

A lot of action sequences in today’s action movies usually drag out to an unnecessary extent where it just becomes boring to watch and nothing new is happening every 10 minutes. Iron Man is nothing like that, with action that will actually have you excited in your seat and that feeling doesn’t let go when explosions aren’t of sight. When you think about it, it can be very hard to pull off action movie performances as they usually aren’t close to the drama genre. But the cast of this film prove that wrong. It’s popcorn-fun entertainment. That’s all you can really say.

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