Heroes aren't born, they're built
Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr. stars as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the story of a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Instead, using his intelligence and ingenuity, Tony builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity.
When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armour and vows to protect the world as Iron Man. The film also stars Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow and Oscar nominees Terrence Howard and Jeff Bridges and is be directed by Jon Favreau.
- Led by Downey's career-resurrecting performance as billionaire weapons peddler Tony Stark, it proves just as indispensable to the movie's giddy escapist appeal as the seamless CGI effects and eye-popping pyrotechnics. – Orange County Register
- Downey is at his charismatic best, rendering believable Stark's transformation from self-indulgent jerk to socially conscious crusader. – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
- Iron Man is of such caliber that it makes the other films from the Marvel canon seem lesser by comparison. – Zaki's Corner