Marvel For Dummies: ‘Iron Man’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 18th, 2018

Welcome to Marvel for Dummies the 18 part recap series where I (Dan Moran) will act as your personal J.A.R.V.I.S. and give you a broad overview of every Marvel Studios release leading up to Avengers: Infinity War.


IRON MAN (2008) Dir. Jon Favreau


Billionaire, playboy, philanthropist, arms dealer, Tony Stark owns Stark Industries and sells weapons to the military and quite honestly, the highest bidder. On a demonstration trip in Afghanistan his convoy and ambushed and he is captured. Tony suffers an injury where shrapnel has entered his chest and could pierce his heart so he creates an “arc reactor” (magnet, battery) to keep him from dying.

He uses this reactor to power a suit and escape from Afghanistan. Back in the US he learns that his weapons are being sold under the table to anyone or any side and becomes conflicted. His 2nd in command, Obadiah Stone is behind the illegal sales. Tony creates the Iron Man suit and sets off around the World defending people from the weapons he profited on and created. Eventually, his suit technology is mirrored by Obadiah and they fight. Tony wins and announces to the World that he is IRON MAN.

Why it matters: This introduced us to Robert Downey Jr. 3.0. He completely reinvigorated his career by essentially playing himself as a wise-cracking billionaire superhero. It also showed the Marvel Studios could create a solid World to let their characters play in. The film also ushered in the post credits boom by having Samuel L. Jackson ask Tony about The Avenger initiative.

Best Scene


Who It Introduced: Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, Happy Hogan, Nick Fury (kind of).


Written By: Dan Moran


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[Jules, Vincent and Jimmie are drinking coffee in Jimmie's kitchen]
Jules Winnfield:
Mmmm! Goddamn, Jimmie! This is some serious gourmet shit! Usually, me and Vince would be happy with some freeze-dried Taster's Choice right, but he springs this serious GOURMET shit on us! What flavor is this?
Knock it off, Julie.
Jules Winnfield:
[pause] What?
I don't need you to tell me how fucking good my coffee is, okay? I'm the one who buys it. I know how good it is. When Bonnie goes shopping she buys SHIT. I buy the gourmet expensive stuff because when I drink it I want to taste it. But you know what's on my mind right now? It AIN'T the coffee in my kitchen, it's the dead nigger in my garage.
Jules Winnfield:
Oh, Jimmie, don't even worry about that...
No, No, No, No, let me ask you a question. When you came pulling in here, did you notice a sign out in front of my house that said Dead Nigger Storage?
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Jimmie, you know I ain't seen no...
Did you notice a sign out in front of my house that said Dead Nigger Storage?
Jules Winnfield:
[pause] No. I didn't.
You know WHY you didn't see that sign?
Jules Winnfield:
'Cause it ain't there, 'cause storing dead niggers ain't my fucking business, that's why!
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