This July, in preparation for the end of Marvel’s Phase Two, Bear Reviews is looking back at the Phase One films.
There are again no bears to be found in Iron Man, but watching the movie through a bear lens one cannot help but think of the Iron Man armor and Iorek Byrinson, the great bear from Phillip Pullman’s 1995 novel The Golden Compass. A bear wearing normal armor alone is a terrifying thought, but a bear wearing Iron Man armor? Such a creature would be almost too terrifying to put on film, but if after the Infinity War Marvel decided to do a series of “What If…” movies and one of them happened to be “What if Tony Stark ended up in the Golden Compass universe and lost his armor to a bear, I’d be there opening night.
Grade: Zero/Five Bears