Iron Man Film

Iron Man Film | Iron Man 2008 Film

Iron Man Film: It is an American superhero movie that was released on May 2, 2008, in the United States. This movie is based on a Marvel Comic character of the same name.

Iron Man Film is directed by Jon Favreau and produced by Avi Arad and Kevin Feige. Iron Man Film was rated PG-13 for the content shown in the movie. Read about Marvel Movies in Order to Watch Here.

Movie NameIron Man
GenreAction, Sci-fi, Adventure
Director Jon Favreau
Written by Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway
Produced by Avi Arad, Kevin Feige
Production companiesMarvel Studios
Distributors Paramount Pictures
Release DateMay 2, 2008 (United States)
CountryUnited States
Runtime2h 6m
Official website Paramount Pictures

Iron Man Film Plot

The movie revolves around a brilliant businessman/industrialist Tony Stark. In this movie, it is shown that Tony is kidnapped by an evil-minded terrorist organization but he somehow managed to from their trap.

In order to escape, Tony used an Iron suit that he himself made from the scrap metal he found around him. Tony after returning home safely, decided to use all his resources so that he can make a perfect Iron Man suit and use it to fight evil.

Iron Man official synopsis and Story

The story is about billionaire industrialist and genius inventor, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), who is conducting weapons tests overseas, but terrorists kidnap him to force him to build a devastating weapon. Instead, he builds an armored suit and upends his captors. Returning to America, Stark refines the suit and uses it to combat crime and terrorism.

Iron Man Film | Iron Man 2008 Film
Iron Man Film | Iron Man 2008 Film

Iron Man Film Marketing

In July 2006 Jon Favreau and Avi Arad were seen promoting the film at San Diego Comic-Con International. At that time, the movie was not completed. At that event, the Armor design from the movie was revealed. That armor was designed by Adi Granov and also on the same event, they made clear that in this film Mandarin is the main antagonist.

Iron Man Development

Universal Studios bought the rights to the film back in the year 1990. At that time, it was decided that Stuart Gordon will direct the movie and the budget kept was low. However, in the year 1996, 20th Century Fox purchased the rights from Universal Studios.

In 1997, Nicolas said that he wanted to play the lead character in this movie, and in 1998, Tom Cruise said that he is interested in playing the character Iron Man and also he can also think of producing the film. Apart from Iron Man, this movie also has 2 more parts Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3.

Trailer of the film

Iron Man Film Casting

Following is the list of the cast of the movie along with the name of the characters played by them respectively:

  • Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man
  • Terrence Howard as James “Rhodey” Rhodes
  • Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane
  • Shaun Toub as Ho Yinsen
  • Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia “Pepper” Potts
  • Faran Tahir as Raza
  • Paul Bettany voices J.A.R.V.I.S.
  • Leslie Bibb as Christine Everhart
  • Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson
  • Director Jon Favreau as Harold “Happy” Hogan
Iron Man Film | Iron Man 2008 Film
Iron Man Film | Iron Man 2008 Film

Iron Man Box Office

This movie was developed with a budget of $140 Million and it managed to earn a whopping amount of $319 million in the United States and Canada. Talking about other territories, it earned somewhere around $266.8 million.

Iron Man box office collection is $318,604,126 in Domestic Gross, $266,567,421 in International Box Office, and $585,171,547 in Worldwide Gross.

The total worldwide gross of Iran Man was $585.8 million making it one of the biggest films ever made.

Iron Man Filming

The production of the movies was based in Playa Vista, Los Angeles in Hughes Company Soundstages. The shooting started on March 12, 2007. Matthew Libatuque was appointed as the head of the photography team. A few scenes of the film were shot in Afghanistan.

Iron Man Movie 2008 Age Rating

The film grossed over $585 million, becoming the eighth-highest-grossing film of 2008. The film received praise from critics, especially for Downey’s performance.

It was selected by the American Film Institute as one of the ten best films of 2008 and the age rating of this movie is Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action and brief suggestive content.

Iron Man Film Critical Response

On IMDB, this movie has been rated 7.7 out of 10, and on Rotten Tomatoes it is rated 94%.

Powered by Robert Downey Jr.’s vibrant charm, Iron Man turbo-charges the superhero genre with a deft intelligence and infectious sense of fun.

website’s critical consensus

At the end of the day it’s Robert Downey Jr. who powers the lift-off separating this from most other superhero movies.

Roger Ebert from Chicago Sun-Times

An unusually good superhero picture. Or at least – since it certainly has its problems – a superhero movie that’s good in unusual ways.

A. O. Scott from The New York Time

Iron Man Film Post Production 

From the initial stage of the film, Jan Favreau was a little worried that the transition between the computer-made and practical costumes would be obvious to the audience. He wanted to be sure that the movie does not have anything that could go against it and for that, he hires Industrial Light and Magic and asked for the visual effects for the film just like the way they did for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.

Iron Man Film Music

The music of the film was composed by Ramin Djawadi. Talking about Iron Man, Ramin said that he is a big fan of Iran Man for a very long time. He always liked superheroes who do not have any superpowers. This time John Debney was not able to get to work on this movie.

The team this time wanted heavy metal music and guitars and they were quite sure about it as they know that Tony Stark looks more like a rockstar than a superhero.

Iron Man Film | Iron Man 2008 Film
Iron Man Film | Iron Man 2008 Film

Iron Man Movie 2019 Review

Still, if the film is ultimately disappointing it is in part because it begins so well, and there is a lot to enjoy before the over-the-top final act.

Karl French (Financial Times)

I like Downey Jr, usually, with his dark wounded eyes, but here his performance veers between going through the motions and a look that seems to say, “Hey, what film am I doing again?”

Deborah Ross (The Spectator)

There’s a satisfyingly climactic CGI battle, but Downey Jr tops it in the witty denouement with pure acting skill.

Nick Curtis (London Evening Standard)

Iron Man Do You Know

In the article below, we are giving you some of the hidden facts about Iron Man you have no idea of:

  • The script of the movie was not ready when filming started.
  • Rhodey set Midi’s version of the theme music of the Iran Man Cartoon, especially for the calls from Tony Stark.
  • It took somewhere around 450 separate pieces to make the Iron Man suit.
  • The montage for Tony’s life story was produced by Kyle Cooper and it includes real photos from Robert Downey’s childhood.
  • In the movie, Tony’s computer was named JARVIS  (Just A Rather Very Intelligent System). This name was given to pay tribute to Edwin Jarvis, Howard Stark’s butler.
  • To fit in his role perfectly, Robert took martial arts classes and devoted five days a week to weight training.
  • Jon Favreau decided to shoot this movie in California because according to him there are too many superhero films that were shot in New York.

Iron Man is one of the best superhero films ever made. It has everything to amaze the audience. The audience liked the idea of a superhero without any superpowers. Whenever we talk about Marvel comic movies, we can never forget about Iron Man. This movie holds a very special place in our hearts.

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