For both comic book fans and those who can't tell the Green Lantern from the Green Arrow, Iron Man is the type of summer blockbuster whose appeal lasts far beyond the season. Robert Downey Jr. stars as Tony Stark, a billionaire playboy and genius who puts as much effort into chasing skirts as he puts into chasing his next big idea. A trip to Afghanistan to sell weapons quickly devolves into chaos, and Stark finds himself at the mercy of a warlord who wants him to build a missile. Instead, Stark creates a powerful suit of armour, turning him into Iron Man and allowing him to escape. When he returns to America, his assistant Pepper Pots (Gwyneth Paltrow), friend Rhodey (Terrence Howard), and right-hand man Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges) all marvel at the change in the man they knew.
Iron Man is the first film to be self-financed by Marvel Studios, and they should be proud of their freshman effort. They didn't take any obvious routes with choosing the cast or crew, and it pays off. Director Jon Favreau, who also has a small role in the film, is best known for directing Elf, but his first action-driven effort is nearly flawless. Casting Downey was gutsy but inspired: this is his first big action picture as well, but the wit he displays in films such as the cult hit Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang works perfectly for the character of Stark. Iron Man features nods to its beloved source material, as well as to the classic animated series of the 1960s. But even for the uninitiated, this film provides an interesting entry into the Marvel superhero's universe. Audiences who keep watching after the credits have rolled will be rewarded with a bonus scene.
Contains 1 disc. Cert 12.
After a hard night putting the beat-down on the bad guys you need to wash like a hero - but where to keep all your razors, soaps and deodorants? Try this super cool Marvel retro print wash bag
Featuring a Marvel retro comic print (including Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Spiderman and more), this Marvel Mens wash bag boasts 2 compartments and zip fastening.
(Also ideal for non super heroes who have just had a hard day at the office.)
- Marvel retro printed wash bag
- Mens wash bag with retro Marvel Comics graphic
- 2 compartments and zip fastening
- Great gift idea
Get a superhero’s welcome each and every morning with this Marvel Comics mug. Covered in retro comic prints, it’s like waking up in your favourite comic store.
Sup with the Silver Surfer and enjoy a casual coffee with Captain America.
- Officially Licensed Marvel Comics mug
- Retro graphic print
Everyone's favourite X-men! Marvel boys Wolverine deluxe costume. Traditional printed blue and yellow jumpsuit, with padded chest. Includes half mask and claw set.
Small: Age 3-4 Height: 98-104cm. Chest: up to 56cm. Waist: up to 52cm.Colour: Multi. Polyester excluding trimming. Cleaning Care: Sponge clean only.
Medium: Age 5-6 Height:110-116cm. Chest: up to 58cm. Waist: up to 55cm.
Large: Age 7-8 Height: 122-128cm. Chest: up to 62cm. Waist: up to 56cm.
Become Marvel's finest Superhero, Spiderman, in this classic printed jumpsuit and fabric mask.Colour: Multi. Polyester. Wipe clean only.