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FILM DETAILS
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Cast
Gwyneth Paltrow
Robert Downey Jr.
Terrence Howard
Jeff Bridges
Shaun Toub
Leslie Bibb
Directors
Jon Favreau
Screenwriters
Arthur Marcum
Matt Holloway
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Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr tackles ol’ Shellhead


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Iron Man

Plot
Tony Stark (Downey Jr) is a mechanical genius, playboy businessman and CEO of a major weapons manufacturer whose family motto is, “Peace means having a bigger stick”. But when a trip to Afghanistan goes explosively wrong, he’s mortally wounded and captured by Talibanish baddies. So he hatches a hi-tech escape plan, which also gives birth to his ironclad, wrong-righting alter ego…


Verdict
It’s not sure where to go once the final Iron Man suit is constructed, and seems in a rush to get there, but Downey Jr and the supporting cast are so perfectly placed we're already looking forward to the bound-to-be-better sequel.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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