Iron Man

Iron Man (2008)

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Iron Man (2008)

Director:

Jon Favreau

Starring:

Robert Downey Jr.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Terrance Howard

Plot:

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

Review:

It’s been a few years since I’ve watched the movie that started it all. I’ve seen it more than a few times, but rewatching movies is not something I have much time for right now. However, with Endgame coming up SyFyfangrrls decided to rewatch everything and I decided to try as well. So here goes!

Iron Man has aged surprisingly well. It is kind of crazy to think that when this movie came out Bush was still in office and the housing market hadn’t quiet yet crashed so the Great Recession hadn’t happened. All of that really explains the opening scene. The world was a different place.

I’m not normally a fan of showing something super exciting and then flashing back for setup, but in this case it sets the mood well and there’s still a lot of even more exciting stuff to come.

The stripper flight attendants, Tony sleeping with the reporter, the Trans joke Tony makes to Rhodes are all things I feel like haven’t aged well, but the CG looks great.

Tony, Robert Downey Jr., needs someone to push him to be better. He’s very much an entitled male billionaire. He could have very well died in that cave if it wasn’t for Yinsen, Shaun Toub. After making his dramatic declaration he would have forgotten all about it if Obadiah, Jeff Bridges, hadn’t challenged him. He’s not a bad person, he’s just a dick.

I honestly wondered if I would even like the movie anymore since I’m not a big fan of Iron Man and pretty much hate him now, but I still do. I think enough time has passed that there is a tiny smidge of nostalgia, but mostly it’s just a damn good movie, and a great start to one of my favorite franchises.

4/5

Side Note:

The only inconsistency that I really found was that S.H.I.E.L.D. was often referred to with it’s full name and not just Shield and we learned in Captain Marvel that’s not accurate. Other than that everything else seems to hold up, which is kind of amazing.

Look What’s Showing up on the Disney Store!

During a random late night check of the Disney Store website I was surprised to find that they’ve updated and there are a couple new Toybox Figures!

Spider-Man Miles Morales

First, Spider-Man Miles Morales is finally showing up on the store. I haven’t seen Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse yet, but I’ve only heard amazing things so I’m glad they finally put the figure in the store. Once again, it looks like the standard Spider-Man figure already released with a different paint job, but if you’re a Spider-Man fan does it really matter?

Iron Man

Iron Man is the surprise Marvel reveal. He’s also listed as number 15.

Iron Man has a new paint scheme, he looks much nicer, but he’s got the same accessory. Unless you prefer the new paint I don’t see a reason to double dip. However, if you missed the first release, now’s your chance!

 

Stich and Minnie Mouse were both guessed based on the images in the flyers. For once, those images seemed to be true! Stich comes with a surf board and gun and has his token crazy grin. Just based on the images in the store he looks as good as you could expect.

Minnie Mouse includes her cat Figaro, her face also seems to be lacking in the character I like in these figures. She’s looking up away from her cat and just seems kind of eh. A bit disappointed with her.

Still, it was nice to see some surprise additions to the Toybox figures. Right now, at least with the Marvel line, it feels like they’re padding their numbers. We’ve got two new reskins, which while nice, kind of keeps up the lackluster offerings Marvel is giving the Toybox collection.

If anyone has seen these in stores I would definitely be interested in knowing if there’s a new flyer and if so, are there new images?!?