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‘Iron Man’

Unlikely superhero delivers

by Giovanni Fazio

Hollywood likes big, loud comic-book movies and the critics mostly don’t, and that’s just the way life is, like cats and dogs, or cows and McDonalds. But lately the studio execs who package these “branded media products” are getting downright devious. They’ve always wanted these movies to be all things to all people, and now they’re even trying to disarm the critics.

Iron Man Rating: (3.5 out of 5)

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Iron Man
Let there be light: Robert Downey Jr. in “Iron Man”
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Director: Jon Favreau
Running time: 95 minutes
Language: English
Opens Sept. 27, 2008