4.5 convincing and clever adaptation BertfromBelgium | 11/08/2012 | See all BertfromBelgium's reviews (459) as a fan of robert downey jr. i must confess i'm very pleased he plays 'iron man': he has the looks, the charisma and the character for it, not to forget his wits.jeff bridges also delivers as the evil one here, no lebowski to be seen. and who would not like gwynneth paltrow as a girlfriend?visually this movie is awesomely good: flashy, shiny, very up to date not to say futuristic but within the 'you-can-believe-this-could-be-true' range.of course it's a superhero movie, so there's a bit of surplus to reality, but who cares. that's what it is all about...also the storyline is not too thin or too easy or just there to sustain the action. it's not an overall commercial movie although it's a blockbuster spin-off from the marvel comic.you could say that you'll probably be satisfied with what you get served watching this movie. it's very enjoyable entertainment.can they serve iron man 2 now please? i'm ready for it.