After being held captive in an Afghan cave, a billionaire engineer creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil. (IMDb)
On one hand, Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark is a rich asshole, wisecracking his way through a self-centered lifestyle. On the other, he’s a brilliant and hardworking recluse who still puts his nose to the grindstone for his company. He’s a suitably complex leading man for a film that’s otherwise quite standard (though still with some great action) and his moral transformation-while a bit simplistic-perfects him as a protagonist while still taking care to retain the charisma we’ve grown to love/hate.