Iron Man is one of the latest superhero adventures which uses another popular Marvel comic book character of the same name. Forty-five years later, Iron Man is getting one good modern-day special effects treatment, as well all the latest computer generated (CG) creativity available. Initially, the Iron Man of the 60's was created to reflect the current trends of world affairs. Communism was the United States' biggest threat and enemy, so it was natural we had Iron Man battling communist bad guys. Of course, using this plot today would evoke serious rolls on the floor of laughter, and a more realistic upgrade to the issues facing Iron Man was more appropriate and necessary. But some things don't require much change at all. If you notice uncanny similarities of Tony Stark with Howard Hughes, you are not alone. Tony Stark is far from being monotonous, and thrives on instant gratification.
Ultimate 2-Disc Edition
Features: English Dolby TrueHD soundtrack.
Codec / Resolution: MPEG-4 AVC / 1080p
Movie File Size: 33.44 GB
Average Bitrate: 27.13 Mbps
Movie Release: May 2, 2008
This Release: September 30, 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 2 hrs 6 mins
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Iron Man — 2-Disc Ultimate Edition on Blu-ray comes with the feature disc on Blu-ray as well as a special separate Features & Extras Blu-ray disc, containing additional material in HD. It's nice movie studios are beginning to create more High-Def extras for the Blu-ray movie counterpart.
Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has the rare privilege of being the sole child of a wealthy industrialist who made his fortune with inventions and patents. Genius must be genetic, because Tony is certainly gifted with how micro-machines work, and how to use them for advanced technology. And wouldn't you know, when we mention "Advanced Technology", the US Military is in smack-dab-daddy in middle of this tech stuff. Oh yes, they love it.
Tony's company is very wealthy because of their contracts with the military. He's also under the impression his advanced weapons designs are being used for good. But like all weapons which are manufactured...they never take a moral side and only find themselves in the hands of the highest bidder.
While on an important business trip in Afghanistan to demonstrate the latest weapon to hunt down terrorists, Tony is ambushed and taken prisoner by a terrorist group. Sometime later, Tony wakes up to find his body is not the same. In order to prevent his escape, his body is connected to a car battery. Removal of the contacts will result in his death.
Another prisoner is being forced to help Tony create a masterpiece of a weapon for not-so-good intentions. Fast-forward a little bit, Tony manages to escape using his superior intellect. However, he discovers his company's weapons — the weapons he has designed and contracted to the US Military — have fallen into the enemy's hands. Thus, Tony is on a mission to prevent such occurrences from happening again.
Of course, wouldn't it be nice if doing good was so easy...