Iron Man is not only a great comic book movie, but it’s a great film. Jon Favreau’s Marvel comic book adaptation is the best reviewed movie of the year (so far). The film currently has a 96% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes with 117 reviews. The only two 2008 releases which have garnered more critical acclaim have been smaller independent releases (Taxi to the Dark Side and Blindsight). The closest wide Hollywood release is the Judd Apatow-produced Forgetting Sarah Marshall with 85% (138 reviews counted). And who says that movie critics are stuck up folk who don’t appreciate popcorn flicks?
Not only that, but Iron Man is also currently the best reviewed Superhero movie of all time. Let’s take a look at the eight best-reviewed superhero movies of all time (according to Rotten Tomatoes).
- Iron Man – 96% (117 reviews)
- Spider-Man 2 – 93% (228 reviews)
- Superman: The Movie – 93% (46 reviews)
- Spider-Man 90% (206 reviews)
- X2: X-Men United – 87% (214 reviews)
- Batman Begins – 84% (246 reviews)
- X-Men – 80% (141 reviews)
- Hellboy – 79% (182 reviews)