Tired of seeing their classic superhero characters make tons of money for other people, Marvel Comics has set up their own film production shingle, with Iron Man, the first big blockbuster wannabe of the 2008 summer movie season, as their first offering. And if this one is any indication, it was a move they should have made long ago.
And although you may not know this Iron Man from the Iron Chef, this is an action-packed superhero flick with a brain … and just the right amount of a sense of humor about the whole enterprise … that makes any ignorance of the character’s history irrelevant.
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And in related news: What does $200 million worldwide in one weekend get you? Iron Man 2 in 2010. Plus: Thor, Captain America and The Avengers.
UPDATE: Iron Man is now available on DVDfrom Amazon.com.