Iron Man

Paramount Released 2008




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Movie Summary

Jon Favreau

Iron Man is the movie adaptation of the classic Marvel comic book about playboy and industrialist Tony Stark, who becomes an unlikely superhero. His company Stark Industries is producing new missiles for the government, and when he visits Afghanistan to demonstrate the technology, a terrorist group takes him hostage and offers him his life in exchange for him making one of the missiles for them. In his time held hostage, Stark fashions a flying suit of armor, and escapes after destroying the terrorists' weapons, though his suit is destroyed. When he returns to America he vows to stop making weapons, and puts all of his efforts into making an improved, much more powerful version of his armored suit. When he learns that Stark Industries weapons are getting in the hands of the Ten Rings, the group which held him hostage, he must become a hero and fight against forces within his own company.


Metacritic Score

  • 100

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Ever-eclectic director Jon Favreau, who briefly pops up onscreen as a Stark minion, maintains a brisk but not frantic pace, and, in concert with lenser Matthew Libatique, productio...

  • 80

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Has the advantage of being an unusually good superhero picture. Or at least -- since it certainly has its problems -- a superhero movie that's good in unusual ways.

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Though Iron Man is diverting enough in the comic-book-movie mode, there is one thing it doesn't have, and that is dramatic unity. Unlike the irreducible element that is its namesak...

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Stark: Your eyes are red. A few tears for you long-lost boss?
      Pepper: Tears of joy. I hate job hunting.

    • Christine: You must be the famous Pepper Potts.
      Pepper: I am indeed.
      Christine: After all these years, Tony still has you picking up the dry-cleaning.
      Pepper: I do anything and everything that Mr. Stark requires, including, occasionally taking out the trash. Would that be all?

    • Christine: You ever lose an hour of sleep your whole life?
      Stark: I'd be prepared to lose a few with you.

    • Stark: Well, Ms Brown, it's an imperfect world, but it's the only one we've got. I guarantee you, the day weapons are no longer needed to keep the peace, I'll start making bricks and beams for baby hospitals.

  • NOTES (7)

    • Production Budget - $140,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $318,412,101 (2nd)
      Worldwide Gross - $585,174,222 (8th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $361,872,248
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $665,044,798

    • Other Production Companies:
      Marvel Studios
      Fairview Entertainment

    • DVD Sales (USA) - $173,523,373

    • Filmed with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio.

    • Filming locations:
      Palmdale Regional Airport, Palmdale, California
      Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California
      Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California
      Blue Cloud Movie Ranch, Santa Clarita, California
      Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
      California Steel Industries, Fontana, California
      Irvine, California
      Downtown, Los Angeles, California
      Edwards Air Force Base, California
      Hughes Aircraft, El Segundo, California
      Lone Pine, California
      Long Beach, California
      Los Angeles, California
      Malibu, California
      Olancha, California
      Playa Vista, California
      Point Dume, Malibu, California
      Walt Disney Concert Hall, Downtown, Los Angeles, California
      Willow Film Ranch, Rosamond, California

    • Music:
      Back In Black
      Written by Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young and Angus Young
      Performed by AC/DC
      Damn Kid
      Written by Ali Dee, Zach Danziger and Vincent Alfieri
      Performed by DJ Boborobo
      Iron Man (Theme from the Animated Series)
      Performed by John O'Brien and Rick Boston
      Written by Louiche Mayorga and Mike Muir
      Performed by Suicidal Tendencies
      Slept on Tony with Dirt
      Written by Ghostface Killah
      Performed by Ghostface Killah
      Concerto In Do Maggiore Per Pianoforte Ed Orchestra: Larghetto
      Written by Antonio Salieri
      Performed by Ramin Djawadi
      Written and Performed by Terry Devine-King
      Kool Katz
      Written and Performed by Chucho Merchán
      Written and Performed by Emanuel Kallins and Steve Skinner
      Iron Man
      Written by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward
      Performed by Black Sabbath

    • Academy Awards Nominations:
      1. Visual Effects
      2. Sound Editing

      BAFTA Nominations:
      1. Special Effects

      Grammy Nominations:
      1. Soundtrack


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mainstream america, issues with authority, hollywood lifestyle, witty remarks, fame and fortune