Jon Favreau’s action movie stars Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark, the world’s richest and most powerful arms manufacturer and dealer. But, while demonstrating his latest weapon in the Middle East, he’s kidnapped by insurgents who covet his knowledge. Kept prisoner with a fellow scientist, he constructs an iron exoskeleton that gives him superhuman strength and enables him to escape. Back home, and now a reformed character, he refines his invention until he becomes Iron Man, the scourge of warmongers at home and abroad. But not all of his enemies are out in the open, and he soon faces a threat from an unexpected source. With Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane, Stark’s business partner, and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, his long-suffering but loyal personal assistant.