After surviving an unexpected attack in enemy territory, jet-setting industrialist Tony Stark builds a high-tech suit of armour and vows to protect the world as Iron Man. Straight from the pages of the legendary comic book is a hero who is built - not born - to be unlike any other!
This is a fantastic film for anyone who enjoys comic book superheroes. It is better than bat-man because it isn't clogged with sentimental romantic padding (well a little bit only) it is much more kerrrpoowww and spplaattt with a bit of star wars techno-wonder thrown in for good measure. Not to be watched with your film buff hat on but with your pants over your Lycra.
On paper this should have been one of the best superhero films to date with a big budget and a great cast. The trouble is the story is just rubbish, and for me setting a superhero movie in Afghanistan, where there's still an active conflict being fought, was really poor taste and just plain tacky. That aside the film as a whole is really poor, with a weak storyline and decidely average special effects. This is a film which should have been more but in reality is nothing but a big budget kids movie.