Comic book heroes aren't exactly gold dust at the moment. And as the Dark Knight proved they can even be as good as some recent films to win Oscars. Although the Dark Knight is an exception. Most of the time comic book hero films are just blockbusters which generate enough money to own a solar system and are generally forgotten about when they make it to DVD. This is especially true with marvel since their last few films have ranged from disappointing (Spiderman 3) to the darn right shocking (Electra, Ghost Rider) Yet this is the first truly awesome Marvel super hero film which I believe to be better then dare I say Spiderman 2.
The main reason why Iron man is such a great movie is because of Iron Man himself, Robert Downey JR is a fantastic Tony Stark and is nearly as good as Bales Batman, purely because his acting talent is far superior then of Toby Maguire's Peter Parker.
As well as that you can tell it's been filmed and directed in a different way to Spiderman and the introduction to the character is very well done. It was Marvel's answer to DC's Batman and the film is very good.
Iron Man opened my eyes to the world of top-quality comic book movies, before this we were stuck with mediocre spiderman and x-men films. We finally receive a film with a class director and excellent cast, but also amazing effects and constant humor! It's a given that the ending was somewhat a let down, with that somewhat predictable 'oh so how did you counter the freezing?' line, but that was as bad as this film got.
If i could, i would marry this film - thats how good it is. Not mentioning its on bloody blue ray!!!!
If your a fan of Transformers, you'll love this film. It's not the same director or anything, it's just similar in style, sweet special effect, big cast, locations in similar parts of the world, one awesome movie. This will definately be added to my blu-ray collection.