Pero claro, Roger Ebert es un maestro en lo suyo:
When I caught up with “Iron Man,” a broken hip had delayed me and the movie had already been playing for three weeks. What I heard during that time was that a lot of people loved it, that they were surprised to love it so much, and that Robert Downey Jr.’s performance was special. Apart from that, all I knew was that the movie was about a big iron man. I didn’t even know that a human occupied it, and halfway thought that the Downey character’s brain had been transplanted into a robot, or a fate equally weird.
Yes, I knew I was looking at sets and special effects–but I’m referring to the reality of the illusion, if that make any sense. With many superhero movies, all you get is the surface of the illusion. With “Iron Man,” you get a glimpse into the depths. You get the feeling, for example, of a functioning corporation. Consider the characters of Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Stark’s loyal aide, and Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges), Stark’s business partner. They don’t feel drummed up for the occasion. They seem to have worked together for awhile.