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Iron Man (2008)

 -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  2 May 2008 (USA)
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The story of moneyed industrialist Tony Stark is put on an impacted course against a materialistic dictator. Secret weapon? An iron-clad armor made to fight present evil and for future battles.

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Storyline

Tony Stark is the complete playboy who also happens to be an engineering genius. While in Afghanistan demonstrating a new missile, he's captured and wounded. His captors want him to assemble a missile for them but instead he creates an armored suit and a means to prevent his death from the shrapnel left in his chest by the attack. He uses the armored suit to escape. Back in the U.S. he announces his company will cease making weapons and he begins work on an updated armored suit only to find that Obadiah Stane, his second in command at Stark industries has been selling Stark weapons to the insurgents. He uses his new suit to return to Afghanistan to destroy the arms and then to stop Stane from misusing his research. Written by John Vogel {jlvogel@comcast.net}

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Heroes aren't born. They're built. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,465,103 (UK) (2 May 2008)

Gross:

$318,298,180 (USA) (26 September 2008)
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Trivia

The source code that appears at 34 minutes is C programming language code. See more »

Goofs

When Stark is lying on the table and asking Pepper to remove the power cell from his chest, the prosthetic chest used for the effect is moving up and down to simulate his breathing. If you watch Tony's upper chest you can clearly see that his actual breathing is out of sync with that of the prosthetic chest. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tony Stark: I feel like you're driving me to court martial. This is crazy. What did I do? I feel like you're gonna pull over and snuff me. What, you're not allowed to talk? Hey, Forrest!
Jimmy: We can talk, sir.
Tony Stark: Oh, I see. So it's personal.
Ramirez: No, you intimidate them.
Tony Stark: Good God, you're a woman! I honestly, I couldn't have called that. I mean, I would apologize, but isn't that what we're going for here? I thought of you as a soldier first.
Ramirez: I'm an airman.
Tony Stark: Well, you have actually excellent bone structure ...
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Crazy Credits

This is Marvel Studio's first self-produced film (and the first film to set up the Marvel Cinematic Universe), so the Marvel logo is slightly adjusted: it fully appears, and then is accompanied by the title "Marvel Studios." See more »

Connections

Featured in Getaway: Episode #17.11 (2008) See more »

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Institutionalized
Written by Louiche Mayorga and Mike Muir
Performed by Suicidal Tendencies
Courtesy of Frontier Records
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The worst & most overrated superhero movie of all time
7 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I had no idea what the film is about but still I seen it because of the overwhelmingly positive reviews although I was put off by the rubbish trailers. After I seen the movie I felt like taking my shoe off and throwing it to the screen, Iron Man has more than enough of what an awful film should have. The movie was even worse than the trailers.

There are two kinds of good superhero movies: 1. The one with a really good story but not much action like Batman Begins & Superman Returns. 2. The one with plenty of action to keep you entertained like Ghost Rider. But Iron Man neither was both, there wasn't a good story or any action then why was this movie made?

The worst superhero movie I ever seen before this crap was Spiderman 3 but Iron Man broke the record. It was extremely boring that I had a sore head & I felt like ripping my arm out and constantly bash my head with it. The running length was about 2 hours and it felt like 4 hours.

Anyone who has rated the movie a 1 out of 10 rating are very sensible and I personally would like to salute them. I'm surprised that it's already on the IMDb top 250 & I hope it comes off sometime. Overall Iron Man is outrageously boring throughout and as soon as the boredom ends, the film ends. Which makes it a must avoid of the year. I was more interested in the film's ending not because the twist or anything would be revealed in the last reel but because it would mean the end of discomfiture of the so-called superhero movie.

The director must have pulled the script from his bum and was running around his house with it and his wife hit him on the head with a rolling pin and said "You promised me no more rubbish films!" It was a complete load of garbage, junk and crap right from start to end of this 2 hours torture device. Recommend this movie to someone you really hate.


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