“The best weapon is the one you only have to fire once”-Tony Stark
Ok so thats a bit paraphrased, but still I always liked that one. Tony start, billionaire, philanthropist, all around genius, whats not to love? Well he is kind of an egotistical jackass and it turns out his company is selling weapons to terrorist. Tony doesn’t know that, well until after he is overseas helping out the United States military and captured by terrorist and forced to build a weapon for them. Instead he builds what will eventually become the first Iron Man suit.
The movie is considered by many to be the movie that launched the juggernaut that is the Marvel cinematic universe. The story is great, the visuals spectacular and I am pretty sure when Stan Lee and crew created Tony Stark and Iron Man they did so specifically with Robert Downey Jr in mind.
The only real issue I ever had with the movie was the villain. Obadiah Stone just was never an interesting bad guy for me. Sure he was good enough, but he was just kinda there. The story of a father’s friend trying to take over the company just is no longer interesting to me, and I wish they chose a different route. But as far as an origin story goes, it worked. Most importantly tho with the ending while most heroes hide their identity we get Tony Start just saying yup, I’m Iron Man. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.