It’s witty, funny, snappy, and it actually has something to say about our relationship with technology. And with Robert Downey, Jr, because this couldn’t possibly work without him. Go!
Don’t forget to sit through the credits. They’re very long, but don’t leave. The cameo is worth it.
Read our review at InterAksyon.com: It’s not the suit, it’s the man. Completely free of anything that might be construed as a spoiler. If it’s in the trailer, it’s not a spoiler.
Method actors are said to be possessed by their characters; Tony Stark is possessed by Robert Downey, Jr. If he seems more substantial than the typical comic-book character, it’s because he mines the actor’s notorious personal history for material. Stark’s personal excesses seem more real because we know of the actor’s past drug addiction. We put up with the character’s arrogance because we know that the actor has been punished for his misdeeds. (This is not an endorsement of drugs. Drugs don’t make you fascinating. Drugs only make boring people even more boring.)
Most of all, Stark/Downey is more fun than a barrel of monkeys. There’s a reason they’re called comic books, you know.