Iron Man 2008 M
6.00PM Wed 12 Jul 2017
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed
The Marvel Cinematic Universe comes to life with billionaire–playboy–philanthropist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr), a character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1959 and loosely based on American aeronautical entrepreneur Howard Hughes (1905–76). Captured by insurgents in the deserts of Afghanistan, arms manufacturer Stark creates a precursor to his high-tech Iron Man armour. After his escape, he returns home to find his business partner Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges) attempting to harness the suit's technology for pain and profit. Consequently, Stark – with his new-found ethical outlook on life – must bring him down. Complicated legacies and the balancing of humanity with extraordinary powers are established as overarching themes for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in this first instalment.
M | Action violence
35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 126 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH | DIRECTOR: JON FAVREAU | PRODUCER: KEVIN FEIGE | CO-PRODUCER: VICTORIA ALONSO | EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: ARI ARAD, PETER BILLINGSLEY, LOUIS D'ESPOSITO, JON FAVREAU, STAN LEE, DAVID MAISEL | SCRIPT: MARK FERGUS, HAWK OSTBY, ART MARCUM, MATT HOLLOWAY | INSPIRED BY THE CHARACTERS CREATED BY STAN LEE, JACK KIRBY, DON HECK, LARRY LIEBER, AND THE COMICS IRON MAN 2004 'EXTREMIS' ISSUES #1–6, WRITTEN BY WARREN ELLIS AND ILLUSTRATED BY ADI GRANOV; AND THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN: THE FIVE NIGHTMARES 2008 WRITTEN BY MATT FRACTION AND ILLUSTRATED BY SALVADOR LARROCA | CINEMATOGRAPHY: MATTHEW LIBATIQUE | EDITOR: DAN LEBENTAL | PRODUCTION DESIGN: J MICHAEL RIVA | ART DIRECTION: DAVID KLASSEN, RICHARD F MAYS, SUZAN WEXLER | COSTUME DESIGN: REBECCA GREGG, LAURA JEAN SHANNON | 2-D ANIMATICS: JAMES ROTHWELL | PROPERTY MASTER: RUSSELL BOBBITT | SET DIRECTOR: LAURI GAFFIN | LEAD VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR: JOHN NELSON | LEAD CONCEPT ARTISTS: RON MENDELL, KINO SCIALABBA, SHAHEN JORDAN | STORYBOARD ARTISTS: RICHARD K BUOEN, DAVID E DUNCAN, MICHAEL ANTHONY JACKSON, PHIL KELLER, DAVID LOWERY, STEPHEN PLATT, ERIC RAMSEY | MUSIC: RAMIN DJAWADI | CAST: ROBERT DOWNEY JR, TERRENCE HOWARD, JEFF BRIDGES, GWYNETH PALTROW | PRODUCTION COMPANIES: MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, MARVEL STUDIOS, PARAMOUNT PICTURES, DARK BLADES FILMS, FAIRVIEW ENTERTAINMENT, LEGION ENTERTAINMENT | PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY (AUSTRALIA) PTY LIMITED