With a twisted story, fast-paced storytelling, breathtaking visual effects, and winning performances from Robert Downey Jr., this sensational superhero origin still thrills me ten years after the release. It reminds me of James Cameron's Sci-Fi classic "The Terminator".
In fact, "Iron Man" was the reason why Marvel Cinematic Universe has been successful for the last ten years, as it set an extremely high bar for the Marvel films after it, though no Marvel films have ever come close to it. Also, this film is the reason why "Iron Man" has become the most popular fictional character originated from comic books, even more popular than iconic figures like Superman, Batman or Spider-man. Robert Downey Jr. should have had won the Best Actor Award for his performance in the film if it were not a blockbuster.