This is how movies based on comic books should be made and director
Jon Favreau brilliantly brings Marvel Comics Ironman
to the big screen and thankfully to Blu-Ray which is now the
definitive home movie format.
The story revolves around a
billionaire industrialist and inventor named Tony Stark who is
played perfectly by Robert Downey Jr. and really transforms the
character into his own. Stark also has a contract for the American
military and when he visits the middle east to showcase his new
weapon of destruction, he is kidnapped by a terrorist group and is
forced to recreate this weapon.
Unfortunately for Stark, he was
injured by the attack with tiny shards located around his heart. Yinsin (Shaun Toub),
an engineer who has also been kidnapped, creates a magnetic
field around Stark's heart via a car battery. Using his ingenuity,
he uses the power core of the weapon he created to not only save his
life but also create a high tech suit of armour that he uses to
Returning to the US, he vows to end Stark Enterprises military
contract as he has witnessed at first hand the destruction of his
weapons. Stark also learns that his second in command, Obadiah Stane
(Jeff Bridges) has taken over his company and builds on the
lucrative weapons creation market.
Forced to have a "break" from his
Company, Stark retreats to his mansion, however keeps his liaison
open with his faithful and beautiful assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) who is investigating on behalf of Stark how his weapons
have fallen into the wrong hands.
His only choice is to work on the
armour that he created in the middle east as he eventually perfects
the armour and the persona of "Iron Man". Without spoiling the
movie, Iron Man is a thoroughly enjoyable ride from start to finish
with brilliant acting by all involved.
Robert Downey Jr. is truly
the star of Iron Man as Tony Stark, however the next star is the
amazing CGI special effects that really makes this comic come to
life. It even stars an unexpected Marvel character at the end of the
movie which will make comic fans giddy with joy.
truly enjoy this movie, the Blu-Ray format is a must have as the
video quality is exceptional with vibrant colours and sharp images.
The 1080p HD Widescreen is almost as good as seeing it on the big
screen and match that with Dolby Digital TrueHD 5.1 and it completes
the icing on the cake.
Once you have enjoyed the movie, it's time to
work on the special features that are quite entertaining,
interesting and give a great insight into how this extraordinary
movie was made from the Marvel comic Iron Man. What can I say?
This Blu-Ray is BRILLIANT!
- Hall of
Invincible Iron Man
and Extended Scenes
BD-Live: Iron Man I.Q.
- I Am
The Visual Effects of Iron Man
Downey Jr. Screen Test
Onion "Wildly Popular Iron Man Trailer
to be Adapted into Full Length Film"