Movie Narrative: The Invincible Iron Man (2007)

The captivation of moving pictures is a source of tremendous inspiration.  For this reason and many more, RB28’s Movie Narratives, continues showing its love for movies with another movie narrative.  This week, The Invincible Iron Man (2007), will be converted into a narrative and subsequently highlighted.  It is implied that the blog reader reads the movie narrative, and then, he or she watches the movie.  The effort is to give the blog reader, an enhanced experience.  RB28’s Movie Narratives, ends this movie narrative of The Invincible Iron Man (2007), with some Hollywood facts.
            The Invincible Iron Man (2007) is rated PG-13.  Furthermore, it is 1 hour and 23 minutes long.  This movie is categorized under the animation, action and adventure genre.  The official release date is January 23rd, 2007.  The release date is for the Country of the United States of America.  Additionally, this movie is a direct to video release.  The directors were Patrick Archibald, Jay Oliva and Frank Paur.  The writers were Avi Arad, Greg Johnson, Craig Kyle, John Byrne, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Bob Layton, Don Heck, David Michelinie and Archie Goodwin.  The officially recognized stars of The Invincible Iron Man (2007); were Marc Worden, Gwendoline Yeo and Fred Tatasciore.  The list of the 10 most important cast members is as follows: 
  • Marc Worden (Tony Stark/Iron Man).
  • Gwendoline Yeo (Li Mei).
  • Fred Tatasciore (The Mandarin).
  • George Cheung (Voice).
  • Rodney Saulsberry (James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes).
  • Elisa Gabrielli (Virginia ‘Pepper’ Potts).
  • John McCook (Howard Stark).
  • James Sie (Wong Chu).
  • Stephen Mendillo (Boyer).
  • John DeMita (Agent Drake).

            The synopsis follows.  The Invincible Iron Man (2007) is an animated adventure, about the origins of Iron Man.  In the Country of China; an engineer named Rhodes is leading a renovation project of ancient ruins, which are also, an ancient city.  The project is being directed by Stark Industries, and, Tony Stark.  Rhodes is there on their direct behalf.  An insurgent group named, the Jade Dragons, constantly attacks the Stark Industries project.  Furthermore, the Jade Dragons believe that, the ancient city is the resting place of a spirit called; The Mandarin.  Additionally, they also believe that, The Mandarin will awaken soon.  The Mandarin does wake up, but, it is quickly dismissed by the construction workers and Rhodes.  Rhodes continues with the project, and, he begins to rise up the ancient city from a sunken position.  Unexpectedly, the Jade Dragons executes, a large attack.  The Jade Dragons kill all of the workers, and, Rhodes is taken prisoner.  Tony Stark is informed, and, he decides to travel to China.  Tony Stark is traveling in a convoy of tanks, when unexpectedly, the Jade Dragons attack the convoy.  The ambush was successful for the Jade Dragons, and, Tony Stark is taken prisoner.  In captivity, Tony Stark has a large piece of steel removed from his chest.  As a result, Tony Stark’s heart is severely damaged.  Furthermore, Rhodes is there with him, and, he has to invent a machine that keeps Tony alive.  Time passes, Tony also befriends a woman, who is a member of the Jade Dragons.  Her name is Li Mei.  One day, the leader of the Jade Dragons, gives Tony Stark and Rhodes an impossible task to complete.  Instead of completing the task, Tony Stark and Rhodes, make an Iron Man suit.  A short time after it is completed, Tony Stark puts on the Iron Man suit, for the first time.  Furthermore, he fights off the Jade Dragons, and, he successfully escapes with Rhodes.  Directors; Patrick Archibald, Jay Olivia and Frank Paur do a good job.  The animation is beautiful and very captivating.  The writers, regrettably, do a very bad job.  To start, there are too many story lines, for just one movie.  Furthermore, the combination of the four elementals with The Mandarin, becomes too much mysticism for one movie.  The officially recognized stars, do a good job performing their roles.  Overall, The Invincible Iron Man (2007); earns the rating of 6 out of 10.
            The movie narrative of, The Invincible Iron Man (2007), is as follows.  In the Country of China, construction crews work on a restoration project of ancient ruins.  All of a sudden, The Mandarin awakens; the previous is an ancient spirit that, is trapped inside of a statute.  Furthermore, the construction worker falls from a platform and runs away, scared.  An engineer named Rhodes, or Rhodey for short, watches from a distance.  The awakening of, The Mandarin, is quickly forgotten.  Other people approach Rhodes, to talk to him about the progress, of the project.  The other people want to be finished, before the rains start.  Rhodes tries his best to deflect their concerns.  Rhodes is also there on behalf of; Stark Industries, and, Tony Stark.  The liquid steel arrives by helicopter, and, it is believed that the project will continue on schedule.  Unfortunately, the helicopter is attacked by the Jade Dragons.  The Jade Dragons is an insurgent group, which frequently attacks the project.  Rhodes calls Tony Stark immediately, after the attack.  Rhodes wanted weapons to defend the project.  Furthermore, he believes that, Tony Stark didn’t send them.  Tony Stark and Rhodes argue about the weapons.  Tony Stark arrives 40 minutes late, to a board meeting at Stark Industries.  Tony’s father, Howard Stark, is present at the meeting.  Howard Stark is the Chairman of the Board.  Furthermore, the board takes away Tony’s responsibilities, and, duties in Stark Industries.  Additionally, he is removed as the leader of his division, inside of Stark Industries.  Howard Stark is also in favor.  In China, Rhodes continues with the project.  It is night, they infuse liquid steel into the foundation of an ancient city, which is in ruins.  They are attempting to rise it up, from a sunken position.  The raising of the ancient city is happening, when and unexpectedly, the Jade Dragons executes a large attack.  Rhodes is beaten during the attack.  Tony Stark is informed of the attack.  Furthermore, that Rhodes is missing, and that, all of the workers are dead.  It is revealed that, Rhodes is a prisoner of the Jade Dragons.  Furthermore, they know about Tony Stark.  Tony Stark arrives in China.  He is traveling in a tank that, looks like an automobile.  The tank is also part of a convoy, of tanks.  The Jade Dragons ambushes, the convoy of tanks.  The soldiers attempt to fight off the ambush.  Regrettably, Tony Stark is captured, and, the Jade Dragons kill all of the soldiers.  In captivity, Tony Stark has a piece of steel removed from his chest.  Unfortunately, his heart is severely damaged.  A member of the Jade Dragons, Li Mei, watched everything with concern.  Coincidentally, she is also confronted about her concern, for Tony Stark.  That night, the spirit of The Mandarin is released.  The spirit also releases 4 elementals that, represent the 4 elements of life; earth, wind, fire and water.  Howard Stark is informed about, Tony’s disappearance.  Furthermore, that the Chinese government thinks that, Tony sells weapons to insurgent groups in the country.  In captivity, Rhodes invents a machine, and, keeps Tony alive.  Time passes, Li Mei helps take care of Tony Stark.  Li Mei also passes time remembering, her father.  Furthermore, her father tells her that, she will see The Mandarin return.  The 4 elementals attack a modern city.  Furthermore, they enter the subway in search, of an ancient artifact.  It is revealed that, the elementals have the first ring.  An old man that, is also being kept prisoner, tells Tony Stark the prophecy of The Mandarin.  Furthermore, that the elementals are in search of 5 rings.  The first members of the Jade Dragons, helped hide the 4 rings.  The old man, also gives Tony, a map.  The map reveals the location of the rings.  The leader of the Jade Dragons, is Wong Chu.  Wong Chu enters the room, and, Tony successfully hides the map.  Unfortunately, Wong Chu kills the old man.  Wong Chu gives Rhodes and Tony Stark, one week to do something impossible; they have to re-sink the ancient city.  Rhodes and Tony Stark build an Iron Man suit; instead.  Tony Stark and Li Mei also pass time talking; during this time.  The elementals capture the second ring.  Wong Chu returns, and, Rhodes pretends to show him a machine.  Wong Chu was going to kill Rhodes, when unexpectedly, Li Mei kills Wong Chu.  Tony Stark puts on the Iron Man suit and fights off, the Jade Dragons.  The Iron Man suit has jet propulsion, and, Tony and Rhodes escape by air.  They land at an airport, and, get on an airplane.  Rhodes flies the airplane.  Li Mei becomes the leader, of the Jade Dragons.  Li Mei reveals the last part of the prophecy.  There is an Iron Man that will fight, in combat, The Mandarin.  Rhodes and Tony Stark land, in the U.S.A.  Immediately, agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. approach to arrest Tony Stark.  The charges are, illegally selling weapons.  Howard Stark watches as Tony Stark escapes the arrest.  Li Mei leads an attack on the ancient city.  The Mandarin, in the form of a dragon, defends the ancient city.  The Mandarin kills all of the Jade Dragons, which attacked, except for Li Mei.  Tony Stark and Rhodes are attempting to enter Stark Industries, when all of a sudden, Tony Stark realizes what the map that, he was given; means.  Tony Stark decides to search for the third ring; instead.  Furthermore, Tony Stark and Rhodes successfully enter the building, and, Tony Stark’s secret room.  The secret room is where, Tony Stark hides different types of exosuits.  In other words, Iron Man suits.  Rhodes feels betrayed that, Tony had the exosuits in secret.  Tony Stark puts on the aquatic suit, for the search of the third ring.  The elementals capture a third ring, which was located, at the bottom of the ocean.  Tony Stark reaches the bottom of the ocean.  Furthermore, he encounters the 4 elementals.  Tony Stark is able to kill one elemental, and then, he barely escapes alive.  Tony Stark returns to the secret room.  Immediately upon his return, he goes to see his father.  Tony Stark and Howard Stark have a big argument.  Rhodes finds the location of the fourth ring.  Furthermore, Rhodes agrees to distract the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., so that, Tony Stark can leave the building.  Tony Stark leaves the building in the classic, Iron Man suit.  From this point forward; the series of events, take the viewer, to the end.  Finally; you have to watch, in order to know, how this movie ends.
            The movie narrative of the feature film, The Invincible Iron Man (2007), ends with some Hollywood facts.  The country of origin is the United States of America.  The official language is English.  There are other notable release dates.  The other notable release dates are:  Sweden, September 24, 2008; Germany, May 3, 2010 and Japan, August 8, 2012.  Unfortunately, there is no box office data for this feature film.  The production companies are Marvel Studios, Lionsgate, MLG Productions 3 and Marvel Enterprises.  There are several distributors for this particular movie.  Some of the distributors include the following; Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment (U.S.A.), Divisa Home Video (Spain), King Records (Japan) and Maple Pictures (Canada). 
            To end and as always, RB28’s Movie Narratives, encourages you to continue reading the posted movie narratives.  The aforementioned blog strives to provide basic information, so that it, becomes inspiration.  Movies are a great pleasure to RB28’s Movie Narratives, and, the blog’s author hopes that they are for you as well.  For this week, and in conclusion, the feature film was The Invincible Iron Man (2007).  RB28’s Movie Narratives looks forward to seeing you next week, when another movie will be highlighted.


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