Movie Review: Iron Man (2008)


My Rating: 4Stars

This evening I saw the movie “Iron Man” at UA Cinema, Time Square, Hong Kong.

Presently surprised!

I am not sure it was the relatively low expectation I had for the movie or because it was good.

I had thought, that since it is the first time this comic book character, Iron Man, is made into a motion picture hero, the play-writes and director will have to spend a long time setting up the back story of the character, while serving up enough actions and story to keep the audience from falling behind. So the movie was going to be slow and boring.

This is definitely not the case. They balanced the above so well that you get just enough back story to understand and relates to the lead character, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and still enough twist and turn in the story to make you wanting more.

When I left the movie theater, that was exactly how I felt… I can’t wait for the sequel.

It has been a long time since Robert Downey Jr. been in the leading role of any movie. The most prominent role that I recall is in “U.S. Marshals (1998)” where he played the Special Agent John Royce opposite the actors Tommy Lee Jones and Wesley Snipes. I guess with Iron Man, Downey Jr. is announcing his return with a bang, as he had been busy. Later this year he will appear in another movie, “The Incredible Hulk (2008)”, staring Edward Norton

Rating Legend:
5Stars Not to be missed
4Stars Wait for the DVD
3Stars Buy from iTunes Store
2Stars Rent it if you can
1Stars Waste your time elsewhere