Avengers Infinity War is almost a month away, and it’s going to be spectacular. In the mean time, I’m going to be doing an MCU Marathon in preparation for the big movie. I’ll also be reviewing each movie in the MCU. Now I’ve already reviewed every MCU film in 2017 (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Spiderman Homecoming and Thor Ragnarok) and Black Panther so I won’t be re-reviewing them (obviously). So every MCU movie from Iron Man to Doctor Strange will be reviewed. Iron Man is one of my favorite superheroes, and this movie is the reason why. Before seeing this movie it was Batman, but Robert Downey Jr. gave a great performance that made me switch. My expectations for this movie before I saw it the first time were mixed. It was rare that a Marvel movie impressed me, and I just wondered how good this movie could be. So anyway, let’s kick off this MCU Marathon with Iron Man.
After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil. Iron Man is such a huge part of the MCU, and the plot is the main reason why. This movie gets you hooked after the first ten minutes. The plot is perfectly constructed in a way that you get to know Tony Stark and basically everything about him. The exposition/ beginning of this movie was actually my favorite part and that’s really rare for me to say for a superhero movie. The middle has some scenes that are a bit boring and feel useless to the plot, luckily they don’t last for too long and I only noticed it after this viewing. The characters are all well done. Robert Downey Jr. gives an excellent performance as Tony Stark, I think it’s impossible to not like him after seeing this movie. This character set the stone for future snarky and sarcastic main characters. Rhodes also plays a vital role in this movie and is a very loyal friend to Tony Stark. We also have Phil Coulson and Pepper Potts in this movie and Coulson only threw some references to SHIELD and Potts played the love interest that’s not just the damsel in the distress. Continued in Comments.