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Iron Man

None May 3rd, 2008


Reviewer's Grade: A-

As films like "In the Valley of Elah" and "Stop-Loss" have proven, anti-war movies are the kiss of death at the box office. But not when they're disguised as a superhero action-adventure, as the exciting "Iron Man" is.

Born in 1963 on the pages of Marvel Comics' "Tales of Suspense," the metal-clad maverick is embodied by Robert Downey Jr. in an all-aces performance as Tony Stark, the womanizing warmonger who becomes a symbol for peace after a life-or-death brush with terrorists overseas. Turns out, genocide "” although profitable "” isn't best for business if you want to sleep at night.

Jon Favreau's film is everything a summer movie should be: fun, funny, exciting and at least a little bit intelligent. Stick around after the end credits for a glimpse at where the sure-to-be-made sequel might take the tin-can titan. PG-13 

 "”Rod Lott 

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