What’s It About?
Billionaire weapons manufacturer Tony Stark creates a high-powered, armored suit to fight crime and evil.
Short Review: 100 Words or Less (no spoilers)
This is a solid movie and a great kick-off for the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe. I think Robert Downey Jr. does a terrific job with this character, skillfully combining the various parts of Stark’s personality: playboy, genius, wiseass and patriot. The supporting cast is strong, the script is fun, and the visuals are impressive. My only complaint about this movie is the underwhelming villains: the stereotypical Middle Eastern terrorists and the familiar, greedy corporate backstabbers. They seem like unthreatening cardboard cutouts, and they fill up way too much screen time. I think the movie would be stronger with better villains.
Final Grade: C+
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