Iron Man (2008) While The Dark Knight forever altered the superhero landscape, the more frivolous Iron Man boasts the genre's most charismatic crusader. Downey's Tony Stark is the…
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Iron Man (2008)

Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man | SPECIAL EFFECTS Iron Man 's DVD is packed with extras featuring the film's star Robert Downey Jr.
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SPECIAL EFFECTS Iron Man's DVD is packed with extras featuring the film's star Robert Downey Jr.
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 30, 2008; DVD Release Date: Sep 30, 2008; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Action/Adventure, Mystery and Thriller, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Robert Downey Jr. and Terrence Howard; Distributor: Paramount Studios

While The Dark Knight forever altered the superhero landscape, the more frivolous Iron Man boasts the genre's most charismatic crusader. Downey's Tony Stark is the waggish yin to Bruce Wayne's brooding yang, and woe to the man who dares trespass on Downey's scenes. His dynamic screen test (among this special edition's four hours of EXTRAS) underscores the hunger behind his pitch to Paltrow: ''Aren't you tired of doing those great little movies that no one sees?'' B+

Originally posted Sep 30, 2008 Published in issue #1015 Oct 10, 2008 Order article reprints