Iron Man-The Armored Avenger!
Making his shiny silver screen debut is Iron Man, the hero who's was built and not born. Story takes place in present day 2008; and centers around Tony Stark, a "genius billionaire philanthropist" as he put's it and a high tech weapons designer for Stark Industries. Soon Stark is held hostage from Afghanistan forces and must build a suit to escape and protect the people as the one and only Iron man!
Robert Downey Jr does a awesome job at playing our lead action hero. His charisma and sarcastic one-liners ooze off the screen in a joyful euphoric viewing experience. As Assistant Pepper Potts, we have the wonderful and beautiful Gwyneth Paltrow who is quit peppery attitudes which garners for her being called "Pepper". Both of the two share excellent chemistry between them on screen. Their are some moments of sexual tension between the two but it's all classy. Then we have the cool and fun Terrence Howard as Stark's best friend James Rhodes. The guy enjoys acting as his character who will become War Machine in Iron Man 2, but this time, played by top-shot Don Cheadle as Howard's replacement. Let's not forget our main antagonist villain fighting Iron Man is a bald Jeff Bridges. He ain't no "Dude" in this film; instead he is cold hearted full of coal Obadiah Stane who creates the "Iron Monger".
This all dwindles down to a hand to hand, heavy metal showdown in the film's climax. The fight is short and sweet, yet satisfying. I wanted more, but the action in Iron Man is moderate and tolerable but not too much. The AC/DC soundtrack is another thing that makes this movie a great film. With grade A acting, awesome special effects and action, wonderful story writing, Iron Man is an awesome first entry from marvel Studios that will eventually lead into The Avenger's. Also not to mention, Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson is just another reason to see this movie!
How does Iron Man fit into The Avenger's? :
During a post-credit after scene, Tony Stark arrives home only to be welcomed by SHIELD Agent Nick Fury who asks him to join "The Avenger's Initiative".