Hi everybody! Welcome back to MC Tuesday, where we watch a movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Last week’s movie is Captain America: The First Avenger. Today’s movie premiered three years prior to Captain America but is second in our MCU timeline. This is 2008’s, Iron Man. The movie stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and was directed by Jon Favreau. Favreau works on many of the movies in the MCU. But for now, let’s talk Iron Man.
Incorrigible Tony Stark
If there is an outstanding d-bag award, genius billionaire Tony Stark will win. Moreover, he will probably show up late to claim the prize. Tony Stark inherited the family business of making weapons and run it alongside greedy Obadiah (Jeff Bridges). Tony is more the scientist/R and D guy. Obie is more on the business end. Tony has everything someone could ever want: a sweet state-of-the-art house in Malibu, cars, planes, the ladies, and an awesome e-butler name Jarvis.
Stark may have all the luxuries, but he is completely naive when it comes to the business. That is until he kidnapped and finds out that his company, Stark Industries, is supplying weapons to warlords. Once he is rescued, he wants to right the wrongs by becoming Iron Man. As the man in the can, he fights evil. This includes (to no one’s surprise) greedy Obediah, who is also despicable. Obie is supplying the warlords with the weapons (again to no one’s surprise). In a battle between Tony and Obediah in their respective Iron Man suits, it is Pepper Pots that saves the day by pushing a big red button.
Pepper “Clapback Queen” Potts
Pepper Potts (played by Gwyneth Paltrow) is Stark’s spunky assistant. Ms. Potts has the daunting task of taking care of a billionaire who may forget to eat if she does not tell him to do so. She even goes into his chest hole to find a copper wire. Now that is a dedication to the job.
Early on in the movie, Pepper shades one of Stark’s conquests and I wish I could give her a high-five. A reporter wakes up in Stark’s bed. As she is snooping around his house looking for him, she runs into Pepper. Pepper informs her that her clothes have been dry cleaned and her cab is out front. The reporter tries to throw shade by saying how Pepper is still picking up the dry cleaning. Pepper then says that she does whatever Tony needs her to do “including occasionally taking out the trash”. She should have told her to pick up her face on the way out the door. That Pepper is a savage.
We see them in Captain America and here they are again. A mysterious agency that has their hand in anything extraordinary. If there are aliens, demigods, superhumans, or billionaire geniuses with unprecedented technology, the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division will be there. In Captain America, S.H.I.E.L.D’s main guy Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) appears. This time, we see Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), followed by a Nick Fury appearance after the credits.
Well, there you have it! How do you feel about Iron Man, Tony Stark, greedy Obie, Pepper, and S.H.I.E.L.D? Let me know! I’m excited about next week! We are talking about the Incredible Hulk. He is my favorite Avenger so I can’t wait. I will see you on Thursday for anime Thursday.