Iron Man Saturday, 04 July 2020

Iron Man

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Moderate action violence.

  • The pitch:

    Tony Stark discovers better-suited weapons technology.

  • Starring:

    Robert Downey Jnr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Jon Favreau, Shaun Toub, Leslie Bibb, Faran Tahir, Clark Gregg, Sayed Badreya, Tom Morello

  • Directed by:

    Jon Favreau

  • Running time:

    126 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12 (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    A convoy of vehicles ambushed in Afghanistan. Explosions, gunfire. Hooded man held at gunpoint. An advanced missile is demonstrated; terrain explodes. Attempted drowning, (torture). Burning tongue/mouth (threatened). Weapons seen/used include: machine guns, submachine guns, rocket launchers, flame throwers, rifles, grenade launchers, heavy weapons, flares. People are shot, beaten, punched, kicked, burned, kidnapped, thrown through the air, threatened, terrorised, doused in flame retardant, fall from extreme heights. Objects/vehicles/aircraft/glass get smashed, kicked in, blown up. Dangerous driving, vehicle collision/explosion, rider knocked off motorcycle. A man is dragged beneath a car. Screaming. A father is beaten in front of his family. Blood/gore: Blood splatter. Blood on faces, heads, limbs, clothing. Bloody cuts, injuries, scratches, grazes. Chest operation, shrapnel removed, veins visible beneath skin. Nose tube, chest bandage. Corpses. Pus, cardiac arrest (mentioned). Severe burns. Dead animal in photograph.


    One-night stand (foreplay, kissing). Sexual innuendo. Nude women beneath sheets (implied). Skimpy clothing.


    Alcohol (wine, spirits, champagne, sake). Gambling (casino setting, craps). Smoking (cigar). A man is medically sedated via a mask. A device causes short-term paralysis.


    A-words, son-of-a-b*tch, pr*ck. Name-calling. Cultural, gender, sexual stereotyping. Religious exclamations.


    Comic-book heroes, US military, terrorism, weapons, advanced robotics, genius, hedonism, kidnapping, hostages, press reporting, extremists, radical fundamentalism, weapons-building, disarmament, ambush, risk-taking, destruction, betrayal, morality.


    Afghanistan setting. Deceased father (car accident) is mentioned. Dead family (mentioned). Nazis, The Manhattan Project, Hindenburg, atomic bomb (mentioned). Arabic language (translated), Hungarian. Dogs. Helicopters, military aircraft, robot wars. Post-credits scene.


    Robert Downey Jnr. Convincing special effects, flashy gadgetry. Terrific chemistry between cast members. Witty.


    Clichéd, momentum lags slightly.

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