For our final movie for the Actor Turned Director theme, we watched the movie that started it all, Iron Man. Directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, and Jeff Bridges. “After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.”
In this episode we talk about Iron Man of course, but we also get into some discussion on the other Marvel movies and the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. Should it keep going? Is it time to stop? Could anyone else have pulled off such a strong beginning for the Marvel characters? Was Robert Downey Jr simply born to play this part?
This is our last movie for this theme so we have our awards discussion near the end of this episode. We compare the movies from this month and each decide a winner for Best Performance, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Film.
Comment below or email us to tell us who you would give the each award to and what you thought of this month’s theme!
Also listen to the end to find out our theme for next month and what movie we are watching next!