Release date: April 14, 2008 (premiere)
Companies involved: Marvel Enterprises, Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures, Legion Entertainment, Dark Blades Films, and Fairview Entertainment
Director: Jon Favre
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow
Plot: A rich man, Tony Stark is kidnapped by a terrorist organization, after getting a mortal shrapnel wound to his heart he’s saved by a man named Ho Yinsen, who creates a device to keep Tony alive.
Tony refines it and eventually escapes, creating the first Iron Man suit also known as Mark 0. When he returns to civilization, he refines the suit into Mark 1, and the Iron Man odyssey starts, the road to shredding the ghosts of the past away and what it entails begins.
It’s a very interesting take on the comics, the fact that RJD is the one chosen as Tony to me it’s quite a good thing, personally speaking, and I can’t imagine the Iron Man franchise without him as Tony.
The acting is quite impressive, most specifically in the struggle scene for a heart or the hate in Stark eyes when he found out of the terrorist’s further work using his weapons.
The visual effects like the HUD on the helmet and the fighting scenes are also remarkable.
However, I didn’t like Terrence Howard’s work as Rhodey didn’t felt connected unlike his successor on IM 2 & 3.
All in all it’s a must-see film if you’re new to Marvel and their work, even so since it’s the start point for the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) which then expands into many other films that are related to each other. -Sophia Cynthia Cabral