Iron Man 2007

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Iron Man tells the story of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), the enigmatic heir to the Stark Enterprises fortune. A driven inventor and executive who seems to have it all, Tony is haunted by his dark side. Though he commands his empire by day, by night he secretly becomes Iron Man, the living embodiment of decades of defense spending and innovation.

Starring:
Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard
Runtime:
2 hours 5 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Iron Man

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Jon Favreau
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard
Supporting actors Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Bridges, Leslie Bibb, Shaun Toub, Faran Tahir
Studio Paramount
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Jan 2009
Format: DVD
another comic book superhero comes to the cinema screen. this time it's the turn of iron man from marvel comics. tony stark is a billionare industrial/inventor/playboy who makes his money building and selling weapons. a life changing experience in the middle east leads to him making a robot suit that cane fly and shoot beams of energy, and he intends to use it to help out the downtrodden people of the region. but corporate power struggles means he has enemies closer to home to fight...

one of the best comic book adaptations out there and a film that those who've never read the source material can enjoy. because this is a film which tries to be as realistic as possible in it's style and setting. and it's also a movie first and foremost about character. dominated by a superb leading performance from robert downey jr as tony stark, who comes over as the kind of individual you could but daydream about being. ably supported by gwyneth paltrow as his secretary virginia 'pepper' potts, the two have a fascinating relationship, always on the edge of making their professional lives into personal ones, and always never quite admitting how much they depend on each other.

this is the origin story for the character, and the villainy that he has to deal with does seem a bit tacked on, but that's a minor complaint. a strong character drama and a satisfying blockbuster and a hugely entertaining fllm as a result.

the dvd more than does it justice. this is the two disc edition, and it comes in a strong steel box.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Road Apple VINE VOICE on 20 Jan 2009
Format: DVD
A pleasant surprise, I was sure this would be a suck fest (just like Daredevil, Spiderman 3 and Ghost Rider) but no, it was much better than it had any right to be.

It was wise of the makers not to go too heavy with the dark side of Tony Stark's personality and stick to giving us a good action film. I'm sure the sequels will delve into Stark's more adult themed story lines but for a first in the franchise this is just what's needed.

From the off RDJ shows us what Stark is all about, we get an idea of the `reality' of this world (non-descript Middle East conflict, US arms manufacturer in dodgy dealings, etc). I could have done without Jon Favreau's distracting cameo (I swear he looks at the camera), but I guess his ego was out of control by this point.

Without RDJ and Jeff Bridges this would have been a 3 star movie, but they elevate it just enough to earn that fourth star. RDJ is charming, annoying, funny, clever and a little nave, whereas Jeff Bridges is a lip smacking old timer that is the perfect antidote to Stark's charismatic protagonist. Ok, it's no Dark Knight, it was never gonna be (perhaps the sequel will be though, hmm). Props must go to the SFX guys that designed the suit, it looks incredible (we all want one).

As is the norm the final showdown is a little disappointing.....can somebody explain why the bad gut loses his marbles so quickly? I'm nit picking, the movie left me wanting more so is a success on that score alone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Young Stevie on 4 April 2009
Format: DVD
When I first heard that Iron Man was going to get the big-screen treatment, I have to admit to feeling a touch apprehensive; he was always my favest as a kid and the adaptations of Spider-Man, Superman, Fantastic Four, Hulk etc, for me, have been far from great.

So with a bit of trepadation I sat down to watch. What relief!

I'll admit I'm a Robert Downey Junior fan, so when I heard he'd be playing Tony Stark, I thought perfect. He's got the chat, the charm, the charisma, and he puts all 3 to use brilliantly.
He's helped by a very sharp & snappy script, and some great supporting performances; Bridges especially, who doesn't get too much screen time unfortunately, does make an excellent bad-guy!

The plot and story are good enough both to introduce the casual viewer to the character and not to bore the fans.

Out of all the big-screen-makeovers I've seen (barring Batman I guess) this & Transformers is heads & shoulders above the rest, so enjoy!
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By John Gillespie on 20 May 2010
Format: Blu-ray
I saw the movie, bought it on DVD and now moved to blu ray which has really enhanced the visual and sound entertainment. It depends on your taste, but Ironman is a great movie that provides a good storyline into the creation of the Iron Man concept, which has not been lost in Iron Man 2. If you are into action, sci-fi, fantasy and superheroes this is a quality movie of just over 2 hours that keeps you enthralled and entertained.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NewsOfTheEarth on 18 Jan 2009
Format: DVD
I'd heard great things about this film, but it wasn't what I expected when I finally came to watch. It isn't really that action packed and it doesn't really grab your attention to well and it doesn't even really have a good story! However, it a change of pace for the superhero genre and Downer Jr provides a great performance and really saves the film from falling flat on its face. It's difficult to review as it isn't really an action/super hero film. I can't see kids liking this, it's more of an adult superhero movie. There are plenty of entertaing moments, small action set pieces and comedy moments for light relief. I say the story isn't that great, it's good with a nice twist but just isn't as good as say the first two spiderman or batman films (old and new). I rate spitderman 2 as the best comic book film i've seen followed by the Dark Knight. This is probably the next best but won't suit everyones taste.
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