I went to the Iron Man screening last night. Iron Man is a Marvel comic superhero. Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr) is a young businessman and engineering genius who has built an empire creating state of the art weaponry for the US military.
On a trip to the war zone in Afghanistan, Stark's convoy gets ambushed by terrorists resulting in shrapnel embedding near his heart. Only an electromagnet implanted in his chest prevents the shrapnel from piercing his heart. Stark then builds a metal suit and exacts revenge.
I am not a superhero movie fan. I only went because my husband was dying to see it. He loved it, I thought it was ok. Robert Downey Jr. was brilliant casting. He made the movie for me. Gwenyth Paltrow was horribly cast as the love interest. The special effects were good but I felt there wasn't enough action. The final scene was anti-climactic. My husband stated that the movie stayed pretty true to the comic book.
The movie is rated PG-13 and I give it a C-.