I went and saw Iron Man at the Victoria Point Cineplex on Sunday night, let me just say now, it is an excellent movie, it did not disappoint at all. Robert Downey Jr. plays the part of Tony Stark/Iron Man superbly. Marvel did a great job on the rest of the cast and they all work together like magic to create one of the best superhero films I have seen.
The start of the movie seemed a little slow, however it made for the perfect build up of Tony Stark’s character and the consistent build up set up the rest of the movie extremely well.
From the trailer and movie posters, I was expecting it to be quite flashy and heavy on the CGI, but it isn’t. It is very believable and none of the graphics are over the top or excessively flashy.
Being one of the no doubt many that have not read the Iron Man comics, I was not sure what to expect as far as the story goes, but I was not disappointed at all!
To my understanding it was changed slightly to the original story to be set in Afghanistan rather than the Vietnam war where it was originally set, so as to make it seem more current and relevent. I think this was a great idea as everyone today can easily identify with it today and it thus allows us to better relate to the movie, especially for those of us that are not in the USA.
The current average user rating on IMDB is 8.4/10 at the time of writing this where 36.2% of the votes gave it a 10 and less than 10% of the votes were below 7. I think these ratings are pretty accurate.
It runs for 126 mins so it is a two hour movie, and it is definitely worth the two hours to see it in my opinion.
I’m not going to ruin the story on you, but lets just say, I want to go see it again and I can’t wait for the obvious sequel! Here’s hoping they don’t mess it up.
Have a look at the trailers if you haven’t already had a chance to do so: