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Movie review: 'Ironman'

Movie review: 'Ironman'

May 06, 2008|By RYAN BARRY / Pulse Correspondent

One of the best superhero movies I've ever seen came out this weekend. "Ironman" was well worth sitting in a theatre for 2 hours and 6 minutes. The special effects were phenomenal, the sound was awesome and the cast was great.

Robert Downey Jr. is perfect for the role of Tony Stark, the wealthy genius inventor who develops the Ironman suit. His assistant and love interest Pepper Potts (played by Gwyneth Paltrow) is probably the only mediocre actor in the movie. Jim Rhodes (Terrence Howard) is a strategic arms expert for the military as well as Stark's friend and ally.

Stark's father built a huge corporation selling weapons all over the world. When he dies, he leaves his weapons manufacturing company to his son, Tony, and his business partner Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges). A life-altering incident changes the way Tony Stark wants to run his business, but Obadiah wants to have the business remain the same at any cost.

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The film has political undertones that made me think about the use of military weapons and how they might be used for both good and evil.

The movie has action-packed mayhem, catchy lines and an attention-grabbing plot throughout the movie. I would recommend it to all thrill seekers. And make sure you don't miss the bonus scene after the ending credits, like I did.

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