2008. USA. Jon Favreau. 126 min.
Monday, November 17, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2008. USA. Directed by Jon Favreau. Screenplay by Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, based on characters by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby. With Robert Downey, Jr., Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow. In contrast to the recent spate of moralizing, epic comic book adaptations, Iron Man stands out as a compact origin story with a taut script and impeccable pacing—while still adhering faithfully to genre rules. Roguishly embodied by Downey, Jr., Tony Stark, a prodigy and billionaire industrialist, transforms into the titular superhero. Iron Man is that rarest of summer blockbusters: palatable entertainment that stands up to repeated viewings. 126 min.