Every time that Marvel Studios tries to bring one of its lesser known comics to the big screen, the detractors go on and on about how the movie will be a failure. And “no one wants to see a movie about a superhero who isn’t Spider-Man, the X-Men, Superman or Batman!”
After Iron Man hit theaters in 2008, it quickly joined the previously listed comic book films as a true Hollywood blockbuster that elevated the title character into unmatched levels of popularity. Thanks to a career resurrecting turn by Robert Downey Jr., a very funny and effective supporting cast, and some deft direction from Jon Favreau, Iron Man really set the tone for what became the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Perhaps Iron Man was a little too effective at that, the trailer posits. Which is exactly what the Screen Junkies behind the Honest Trailer for Iron Man hammers home in split-screen. And as the Honest Trailer also notes, at what point does Robert Downey Jr. end and Tony Stark begin?! The melding of actor and role has transformed Tony Stark into a much funnier character than he ever was before the first Iron Man movie came out.
And yes, Tony Stark really is his own greatest enemy. But this Honest Trailer isn’t the first time that someone has noticed that all of Stark’s most amazing inventions are eventually used against him!
Iron Man fans, render a verdict about the latest Honest Trailer in the comment section below!