The Marvel Cinematic Universe began with the release of Iron Man in 2008. The movie marked the beginning of a bigger cinematic universe. The movie was a huge gamble for Marvel and Kevin Feige. The movie received rave reviews from critics and brought huge amount at the box office. The movie went on to make 585 million dollar at the worldwide box office. The movie planted the seed for huge plants to grow.
Robert Downey Jr is currently the most successful actor of our generation. Before the release of Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr had a lot of trouble in his personal life. His involvement in drugs resulted his career to go downhill. Marvel wanted Tom Cruise to play the iconic character because of his popularity. However Jon Favreau was keen on casting Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark. He had to fight with Marvel to make sure that RDJ is cast as Tony Stark. After that rest is history. Robert Downey Jr adopted the Tony Stark character perfectly.
The movie plot revolves round Tony Stark from being a arrogant prick to a superhero. Tony Stark is captured by Terrorist so that he can make more destructive weapons for them. Tony Stark realizes the destructive capabilities of his weapons. With his excellent engineering intelligence, he was able to make iron man suit in cave. The relationship between Yinsen and Tony Stark is phenomenal in the movie. Tony Stark escape from the terrorist with the help of his suit. After his escape, he announced that he is shutting down the weapon manufacturing factory. The announcement does not go well for Obadiah Stane played by incredible Jeff Bridges. Jeff Bridges does an excellent job playing the antagonist in the movie. The relationship between Pepper Pots (played by Gwyneth Paltrow) and Tony Stark is excellent in the movie. The performance from Terrence Howard as War machine was excellent in the movie.
“I am Iron Man” is one of the best comic book movie line of all time. The delivery and facial expression of Robert Downey Jr during the delivery was out of this world. The credit scene in the movie is gold. The mouth watering scene came when Nick Fury showed up in credit scene of the movie talking about Avengers initiative. The movie cracks in the top 10 best comic book movie of all time. What are your thoughts on Iron Man? Share your thought in comment section.