This movie is a great muddle. It’s poorly thought out, the characters don’t quite make sense. I feel there were some questionable production decisions, and script decisions. And despite all that, Robert Downey Jnr makes the movie fun enough that you’ll happily sit through it all and not realize any of the problems until afterwards. My only remaining question about the movie is WTF Gwyneth Paltrow is doing in it. Don’t misunderstand: I like her… and this was a bit part well beneath her. (Yeah, she’s made some pretty bad movies. But at least she starred in them, y’know?)
Actually, I also found myself thinking “this is all that he can get now? WTF?” when watching Val Kilmer be nobody in De Ja Vu, which was not a bad movie, but nowhere near as not a bad movie as Iron Man.
Firm recommendation: If there is love in your heart for Robert Downey Jnr, or Jeff Bridges, you will enjoy this movie. Alternately: if you demand nothing more from a movie than flashing lights and explosive sounds, you will enjoy this movie. And lastly, if you’ve got a sense of fun, there will be stuff in this movie you like, and that might make it worth it. Don’t wait until DVD