Sunday, September 25, 2011

Movie Review 3: Ironman


Who doesn't know this genius?
I just watched it recently with company
though I know this movie came out
around 2007 or 2008
which really sucks :/
because back then I didn't really
care much about Marvel Movies.
Well you know what?
Now I do!

The story starts showing how
Tony Stark is the head of Stark Industries,
a major military contracting company
he inherited from his father.
Even though he is an inventive genius and wunderkind,
he is also a playboy.
(which is pretty interesting)
One day, while his father's old partner,
Obadiah Stane,
takes care of day-to-day operations,
Stark flies to war-torn Afghanistan
with his friend and military liaison,
Lieutenant Colonel James Rhodes a.k.a. "Rhodey",
for a demonstration of Stark Industries'
new weapon, the "Jericho" missile.
However, Stark is critically wounded
in an assault and finds himself the prisoner
of an Afghan terrorist group
known as the Ten Rings.
Shrapnel in his chest is kept in place
by an electromagnet built by fellow captive Dr. Yinsen,
which will keep it from entering
his heart and killing him.
The Ten Rings leader, Raza, offers Stark his freedom
in exchange for building a Jericho missile
for the group, but Tony and Yinsen
agree he will not keep his word.

During his three months of captivity,
Stark and Yinsen secretly build a powerful
electric generator called an arc reactor,
which will power Stark's electromagnet,
and then begin to build a suit of armor to escape.
The Ten Rings attack the workshop
when they discover what Stark is doing,
and Yinsen fights back to buy Stark time
as the suit powers up.
The armored Stark battles his way out of the caves
and finds the dying Yinsen,
who tells him not to waste his life.
Stark burns the terrorists' munitions
and flies away to crash in the desert,
destroying the suit.
This part was really funny
because Stark was as if
giving hope to the audience that
he could fly back to America,
until when he eventually crash land

After being rescued by Rhodes,
Stark returns home and announces
that his company will no longer manufacture weapons.
Stane advises Stark that this may ruin
Stark Industries and his father's legacy.
In his home workshop,
Stark builds an improved version
of his suit as well as a more powerful
arc reactor for his chest.
When Stark makes his first public appearance
after his return, reporter Christine Everhart informs him
that Stark Industries' weapons,
including the Jericho, were recently delivered to the Ten Rings
and are being used to attack Yinsen's home village.
He also learns that Stane is trying to succeed him
as head of the company.
Enraged, Stark dons his new armor
and flies to Afghanistan
where he saves Yinsen's village
and turns Raza over to the villagers.
While flying home,
Stark is shot at by two F-22 Raptor fighter jets.
He calls Rhodes on his cell phone
and reveals his secret identity
in an attempt to get the attack called off.
the Ten Rings find the pieces
of Stark's prototype suit and meet with Obadiah,
who has the group eliminated
and has the company's engineers reverse engineer
a new suit from the wreck.
Seeking to find any other weapons
delivered to the Ten Rings,
Stark sends his assistant Virginia "Pepper" Potts
to hack into the company computer system
from Obadiah's office.
She discovers Obadiah has been supplying terrorists
with Stark weaponry and hired
the Ten Rings to kill Stark,
but the group reneged on the deal upon
discovering who the target was.
Pepper, soon after, meets with agent Phil Coulson
of the "Strategic Homeland Intervention,
Enforcement and Logistics Division",
a counter-terrorism agency,
to inform him of Obadiah's activities.

Stane's scientists cannot duplicate Stark's arc reactor,
so Stane ambushes Stark in his home,
using a sonic device to paralyze him
and take his arc reactor.
Left to die, Stark crawls to his lab
and retrieves his original reactor.
Potts and several S.H.I.E.L.D. agents
attempt to arrest Stane, but are attacked
by him in his now functional suit.
Stark races to the rescue and fights Stane,
but is quickly overpowered
without his new reactor to run his suit
at full capacity.
Stark lures him atop the Stark Industries building
and instructs Potts to overload
the large arc reactor in the building.
This unleashes a massive electrical surge
that knocks Stane unconscious,
causing him and his armor to fall into the exploding reactor.
The next day, the press has dubbed
Stark in his armor as "Iron Man".
Agent Coulson gives him a cover story
to explain the events of
the night and Stane's death.
At a press conference,
Stark starts to tell the cover story
given to him by S.H.I.E.L.D.,
but then announces that he is Iron Man.

In a post-credits scene,
S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury visits Stark at home,
and, noting that Iron Man is not
"the only superhero in the world",
says he wants to discuss the "Avenger Initiative".

"The truth is....I am Ironman"
said Tony Stark

Compliments to the director
and to the author of Ironman.
It looked really awesome
Only one thing,
which is when Stane's suit appeared,
it looked totally COMPUTERIZED!
I don't really know
if the director or multimedia team
are too lazy to focus on the villian
but it's just...computerized.
Unlike Ironman's suite
which looked really realistic
with all the high tech knowledge
which shows that Stark
is 10 times a genius
than his father Howard Stark,
who is known to be the most
intelligent person in weaponry.

That's All For Now!
Thank You For The Visit!

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