Iron Man  (2008)

7.9 / 10

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

Country United States

Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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Tony Stark. Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist. Son of legendary inventor and weapons contractor Howard Stark. When Tony Stark is assigned to give a weapons presentation to an Iraqi unit led by Lt. Col. James Rhodes, he's given a ride on enemy lines. That ride ends badly when Stark's Humvee that he's riding in is attacked by enemy combatants. He survives - barely - with a chest full of shrapnel and a car battery attached to his heart. In order to survive he comes up with a way to miniaturize the battery and figures out that the battery can power something else. Thus Iron Man is born. He uses the primitive device to escape from the cave in Iraq. Once back home, he then begins work on perfecting the Iron Man suit. But the man who was put in charge of Stark Industries has plans of his own to take over Tony's technology for other matters. Written by halo1k

Keywords: playboy, billionaire, inventor, afghanistan, u.s. air force

Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi


Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson NickFury(uncredited)
Jeff Bridges Jeff Bridges ObadiahStane
Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr. TonyStark/IronMan
Gwyneth Paltrow Gwyneth Paltrow PepperPotts
Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer
Talmage Watson Talmage Watson
Molly Allen Molly Allen
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Is it summer already? The first of the big budget superhero blockbusters has arrived, and it's a roaring success, thanks to a combination of superb special effects and canny casting. Robert Downey Jr is Tony Stark, an amoral weapons manufacturer who acquires a conscience and a suit of power armour when he is kidnapped by generic middle eastern baddies. Back home, he rebuilds his suit and takes to the skies, to rain fiery justice on warmongers foreign and domestic.
Put in such simple terms, Iron Man sounds like just another gung ho wet dream of American militarism: Rambo with an exoskeleton....

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A convoy of military Humvees drives across the Afghanistan desert. In one of them is billionaire weapons developer Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), riding with soldiers on duty. He is joking with some members of a convoy who seem to be genuinely amused by his persona and his flamboyant public image. Suddenly, the convoy is ambushed by unseen gunmen. The soldiers fight to defend themselves but are quickly killed. Tony flees the Humvee, taking refuge behind a large rock. Moments later, a missile lands nearby and explodes, but not before Tony sees the Stark Industries logo painted on it. Large amounts of shrapnel are lodged in Tony's chest despite the body armor he wears. Tony is captured and recorded on video by a group of masked terrorists.

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Languages: Arabic, English, Persian, Hungarian, Urdu

Release Date: 30 Apr 2008 (United States) See more

Also Known As: AR See more

Filming Locations: Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA See more