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10, Wonderful, Amazing, Rad-Tastic! 250 43.48%
9, Really Awesome 181 31.48%
8, an Action packed fun movie 98 17.04%
7, A good film 27 4.70%
6, I liked it 5 0.87%
5, Okay 7 1.22%
4, Dissapointment 3 0.52%
3, Bad 1 0.17%
2, Sucked major Iron Balls 2 0.35%
1, Hated it! Worst film I've ever seen! 1 0.17%
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Old 04-22-2008, 03:05 PM   #1
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Default The Official Iron Man Rate & Review Thread

Yeah, may be a little early, but if you've seen the movie and want to post reviews about it this is the thread to post it in. Saves a lot of room to do it like this instead of everybody making their own thread.

If your review contains spoilers, put it in spoiler tags.

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Liar, you just wanted to be the one to make this thread


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I hereby subscribe to this thread so I can post my inevitable review next week.

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Old 04-25-2008, 10:36 AM   #4
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I've read 4 (proper) reviews and it sounds like exactly the kind of film i thought it'd be: an enjoyable comedy action film where you can leave your brain at the cinema door.

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Ah,come on,what is up with the held back written reviews for Iron Man from the people that voted on the poll who saw it??
One would be nice.

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I've read 4 (proper) reviews and it sounds like exactly the kind of film i thought it'd be: an enjoyable comedy action film where you can leave your brain at the cinema door.
That's what you want in a movie, innit?

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Ive made a separate Critics review thread to discuss their reviews, This one will be saved for posters reviews and re opened on Wednesday night.

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Since the official thread is still closed (this could be merged in there, I guess), here's what I thought:

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Bloody awesome. Really. It was surprisingly faithful to the material, with the necessary changes here and there, of course. They didn't go into Rhodey's history much and changed some stuff with Obadiah, but they certainly got the essences of the characters. It was a really fulfilling film. Definitely the best comic-to-film movie I've seen and enjoyed.

It has some really great scenes. Downey does great as the sarcastic Tony Stark, although he's less convincing when it comes to the serious stuff. One particular conversation with Pepper (Paltrow) felt a little hollow. Paltrow also did a splendid job. Sadly Happy Hogan didn't get a real role (played by Favreau). What little we got to see of Rhodey was great too. His interaction with Tony is great.

Stane too, wonderfully cast, although he ends up a bit two-dimensional in the end. There's not a lot to make you care for him, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, and the way he goes out is relatively lame. Flinging his arms up in a cheesy supervillain pose while struck with a blast from a reactor core. That leads to another point of contention, by the way: The armour was done beautifully and all the scenes with it are great, but the fight with Stane isn't as action-packed as I'd hoped. Still tense, but less slugfest and more Tony running for his life.


All in all, it was a great movie and one I'm sure you won't regret seeing.


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Great review Harlekin. Even more pumped to see this.

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Glad you enjoyed it! Can't wait.

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Harlekin,I got one question,if you count all of the minutes worth of action that involves Ironman fighting,how much is the total of those action sequences???

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the question everyone wants to know:

Is Nick Fury in the after credits scene?

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How in the hell did you get to see it, Harlekin? Good Review, though.

And Iron Monger doing a cheesy supervillain pose? HAHAHA...thats something to look forward to.

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Harlekin,I got one question,if you count all of the minutes worth of action that involves Ironman fighting,how much is the total of those action sequences???
Oh boy, I'd still say at least half an hour's worth. It's especially the stuff with the Mark 1 armor that's a joy to see though.

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Didn't stick around after the credits . Multitude of references to SHIELD though. Very awesome.

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Went to the premiere here in the Netherlands.

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It probably wasn't intended as such, but it looks kind of corny.

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Here is another question Harlekin,in total minutes wise,how long do we see Stark as Iron Man (fighting/testing the suits)??

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Here is another question Harlekin,in total minutes wise,how long do we see Stark as Iron Man (fighting/testing the suits)??
More than half the movie at least. I didn't actually count the minutes.

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Since the official thread is still closed (this could be merged in there, I guess), here's what I thought:

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Bloody awesome. Really. It was surprisingly faithful to the material, with the necessary changes here and there, of course. They didn't go into Rhodey's history much and changed some stuff with Obadiah, but they certainly got the essences of the characters. It was a really fulfilling film. Definitely the best comic-to-film movie I've seen and enjoyed.

It has some really great scenes. Downey does great as the sarcastic Tony Stark, although he's less convincing when it comes to the serious stuff. One particular conversation with Pepper (Paltrow) felt a little hollow. Paltrow also did a splendid job. Sadly Happy Hogan didn't get a real role (played by Favreau). What little we got to see of Rhodey was great too. His interaction with Tony is great.

Stane too, wonderfully cast, although he ends up a bit two-dimensional in the end. There's not a lot to make you care for him, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, and the way he goes out is relatively lame. Flinging his arms up in a cheesy supervillain pose while struck with a blast from a reactor core. That leads to another point of contention, by the way: The armour was done beautifully and all the scenes with it are great, but the fight with Stane isn't as action-packed as I'd hoped. Still tense, but less slugfest and more Tony running for his life.


All in all, it was a great movie and one I'm sure you won't regret seeing.
I'm sorry, but this review is giving me 'Ghost Rider' like deja vu.

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Out of curiosity,how so?

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Out of curiosity,how so?
Similar kinda vibe as the earlier GR reviews.

........like he doesn't want to be the one who says it wasn't as good as the all Hype. I may be wrong, but it's just a vibe.

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Ive seen it today!!!!.WOW!!!!!

BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE EVER!!!!

Much better than Spider-Man 2.Awesome acting,awesome special effects,
great from start to finish,I cant wait for the sequel!!!!

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Hi from the Netherlands and just saw the movie and i thought it was great......great effects and can't wait for the sequel!

I give the movie a 9/10

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Saw the sneak preview. FREAKING AWESOME! If you want to know what I thought of the movie without giving too much away, just read my latest blog entry, which can be viewed in my sig.

Movie rocked.

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Humor...action...cameos....good solid plot...Iron man gets a 500/10 from me, LOVED IT!! the thing i loved most was

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This is truly my favourite comic book adap yet. As a huge fanboy and lover of cinema in general it's a very rare thing for me to come out of a movie and love it so much that I can't fault it. But that's exactly what happened last night after seeing Iron Man.

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Downey Jr. is on seriously top form and although he, at times, can come across a little too cocky or immature he is a joy to watch as Stark. Howard is a little underplayed as Rhodes throughout but with promises of sequels and the possible involvement of War Machine (yes, seeds are sown) it's plain to see this is simply an introducion to the character. I even enjoyed Paltrow, who is actually excellent even though in the past I've found her unbelievably irritating in prettty much everything I've seen her in. And Bridges is an excellent as always as Stane (if a little 2D as Iron Monger)...

As far as geekgasms (my personal favourite experience when it comes to adaps)? They are here in abundance! The MK1 suit in motion, Stark's first flight, S.H.I.E.L.D, Happy Hogan references, Stan Lee's cameo (genius!) and a certain one-eyed colonel mentioning the 'A' word... Happy times!?!?

As we've all seen from the clips and trailers the cg is truly excellent and action sequences are played out beautifully with just enough realism and grit to outwiegh the comic-book-throwdown scenes. Ripped from the pages, seriously.

Also (one last point) something that most people are forgetting to mention, this film is at times laugh-out-loud funny!

I could gush all day about this, I'm still quite hyped about it and that never happens....

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Similar kinda vibe as the earlier GR reviews.

........like he doesn't want to be the one who says it wasn't as good as the all Hype. I may be wrong, but it's just a vibe.
I can tell you are 100% wrong! This is not GR I saw this last night and didn't have any expectations either way and it just blew me away! The story,the acting,the special effects,All the hidden stuff that I won't reveal here. It was just great! I will definitely see this movie several times. I should also point out I'm not a real Iron Man fan but I am now! This Is the movie you have been waiting for "TRUST ME ON THIS!

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