Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
No. In the apocalyptic battle with his nemesis, Obadiah Stane, who had built a replica, only larger, of the Iron Man prototype, Tony survives the battle and reminisces with his personal assistant and prospective amour. Magnificently, Tony Stark, confesses, that he is indeed, Iron Man, in an interview viewed by KNKV news!
Obadiah Stane. Obadiah Stane, (Jeff Bridges) has designs on not only the company but, perhaps a role in world domination. Obadiah was a busniness partner of the now deceased father of Tony Stark. He has great aspirations. Obadiah is attempting to replicate the suit created by Tony Stark, but his engineers are at a loss as to how to proceed. In anger, Obadiah tells his engineer that, "Tony Stark was able to build this in a cave, with a box of scraps!" The engineer replies, "Well, I'm not Tony Stark."
|Tony has been relegated to maintaining a low profile. However, he suddenly shows up for an event without an invitation. With whom does he dance, at the function?||Iron Man (2008)
Pepper Potts. Virginia "Pepper" Potts is Tony's incredibly efficient personal assistant. She exudes the kind of intelligence and efficiency that Tony admires. Tony purportedly dances with Pepper, in order to avoid government agents. Pepper, (Gwyneth Paltrow) is resistant to Tony's charms, but a budding romance could be developing.
Jarvis. Jarvis is the interactive artificial intelligence that helps Tony create the "Iron Man" suit. Jarvis also maintains the home environment, along with critical computer maintenance. Jarvis is extraordinarily polite and speaks with a British accent.
Dr. Yinsen. Dr. Yinsen happens to be Tony's collaborator in his quest to escape. He assists Tony in creating Tony's elaborate protective armor. Alas, upon his escape, Tony finds Dr. Yinsen lying on a table. Dr. Yinsen's final words are, "Don't waste it. Don't waste your life."
|What is the name of the terrorist organization that has kidnapped Tony Stark?||Iron Man (2008)
Ten Rings. Tony has been kidnapped by an Afghan terrorist group, called the Ten Rings. They require him to replicate his latest technological breakthrough, the Jericho Missile. Initially, he refuses, but after torture and coercion from his new friend, he accedes to the demands, with reservations.
|Tony fails to show up for an award. Obadiah Stane takes his place and receives the award. Why does Tony fail to show up for the ceremony?||Iron Man (2008)
He is gambling.. Certainly, in maintenance of his playboy image, Tony is involved with a gambling game, while the "Apogee Awards" are presented. Tony's executive officer, Obidiah Stane, (Jeff Bridges) instead, receives the award, with an eloquent speech.
|The protagonist is on his way to a meeting with a convoy. The convoy is ambushed. He escapes from the vehicle, only to be injured by shrapnel. What is ironic about the explosive?||Iron Man (2008)
It is manufactured by his own company.. Stark manages to barely escape from the vehicle, when he discovers an explosive that has landed nearby. The label, clearly reads, "Stark Industries". He is the victim of his own product.
|We find him working in his laboratory. He is listening to some music as he works. What is he listening to?||Iron Man (2008)
Suicidal Tendencies - "Institutionalized". He is diligently working on a project, while listening to Suicidal Tendencies -"Institutionalized." His assistant arrives, and he says, "Please don't turn down my music." This song also appeared in the film, "Repo Man," a cult film from 1984. It's interesting so see Tony listening to this kind of music.
Robert Downey, Jr.. Tony Stark is the recipient of his father's legacy. He received this largesse, from his father, Howard Stark. Even so, Tony Stark is an undeniable genius, having created his own circuit board at the age of four. He graduated summa cum laude from MIT at age seventeen. He has continued the work of his father, developing arms of destruction. Elegantly portrayed by Robert Downey, Jr., Downey injects a likeable and enviable character, in Tony Stark.
|According to Tony's character profile, what does he display that is textbook?||Iron Man 2
Narcissism. Narcissism is a word that can be used in many contexts but in the case of Tony Stark, it is most likely used to describe his vain ego and occasional selfishness. The word comes from Greek mythology and the first person ever to use it was Paul Näche.
Strawberries. Strawberries are a red fruit that originated from France in the 1740s. They are grown all over the world and it's not often that you won't see them on a supermarket shelf. Tony brings Pepper a punnet of strawberries, that he got from a man selling them by the side of the road. Pepper is stressed about being the new CEO of Stark Industries, and makes it clear this gift is not wanted by saying she's allergic to them.
|Palladium is leaking into Tony's bloodstream and slowly killing him. What does he create (with the help of his dead father) to save his own life? ||Iron Man 2
A new element. Tony meets Nick Fury who is a member of an organisation that Tony's father founded. Nick tells Tony he has to save his own life and leaves him with nothing but some old videos of his father to figure out how. Tony's father leaves a trail, in the form of a model city, which hides a secret; it's a new element. Although the name of this element is not mentioned in the film, it has the power to keep Tony alive and improve the efficiency of the "Iron Man" suit. He creates it in his basement with a particle accelerator and, one has to say, he makes rather a mess!
|What kind of animal would it appear Ivan Vanko is fond of?||Iron Man 2
Bird. The bird is a winged animal, of which there are thousands of different species all over the world. Ivan has a cockatoo at home in Russia but, when he comes to Monaco to battle it out with Tony, he leaves him behind. Ivan is rescued from his death sentence by Justin Hammer and works for him on the condition that he will bring his bird over from Russia. Although the bird Hammer does bring Ivan is not his, he seems to care for it all the same.
|What position within Stark Industries does Tony give to Pepper Potts?||Iron Man 2
Chief Executive Officer. Pepper is made the Chief Executive Officer of Stark Industries, which means she's in charge of Tony's entire organisation. The CEO of a company is in charge of everything from planning to finances and it's a big responsibility. Pepper displays how difficult this is in the movie, when sounding flustered on the phone trying to resolve some issues, while talking to Tony at the same time.
|What's the name of the character who wants Tony's "Iron Man" suits to be old news?||Iron Man 2
Justin Hammer. Justin Hammer owns one of the rival weapons companies to Stark Industries; however Hammer's inventions just haven't been up to the standard of Tony's. He says he wants Tony's "Iron Man" suits to be old news to Ivan, while discussing business. Justin is a comical character who isn't afraid to flash his cash. This is evident in the aeroplane hanger scene, when he offers Ivan Vanko champagne and a salmon dinner. He employs Ivan to create him an army of suits in order to outshine the great "Iron Man" himself.
|In which city is the F1 race that Tony takes part in?||Iron Man 2
Monaco. Monaco is a well developed, tourist friendly country in Southern France. Interestingly, although it is the second smallest country in the world, it holds an annual Monaco Grand Prix on the streets (which is of course the race that features in "Iron Man 2"). Tony thinks it's pointless to own an F1 car and not race it, so he decides to race, but it doesn't quite go as planned.
|What is Tony doing when he first meets Natalie Rushman/Natasha Romanoff, AKA the Black Widow?||Iron Man 2
Boxing. Tony is practicing boxing with an un-named man when he meets Natalia/ Natasha. Presumably it's either a hobby or he's keeping fit for when he uses the "Iron Man" suit. Boxing is a well known sport played all over the world. The aim is for two people to fight it out in a ring, using cleverly planned punches to knock out their opponent. This objective however can vary from game to game; it depends on the type of boxing being played, e.g. in kick boxing you can only use your legs to defeat an opponent. "Iron Man 2" cast member Mickey Rourke was formerly a professional boxer.
Mickey Rourke. Mickey Rourke is an American born actor who tends to appear most often in action, drama and thriller movies. He's appeared in many successful films, including "Sin City", "Stormbreaker" and "The Wrestler", in which he played the lead roles. In "Iron Man 2", Mickey plays the hard-up son of a physicist who was once affiliated with Tony Stark's father, Howard Stark. Mickey's mean portrayal of Ivan Vanko makes the villan Whiplash an even more convincing enemy for Tony Stark.
Terrence Howard. Terrence Howard was born in Chicago and has been interested in acting from a young age. He has appeared in many films since the 1990s, including "Spark", "Big Momma's House" and "Hustle & Flow". He's won many awards and fits the part of Col. James Rhodes perfectly.
A bodyguard. Agent Phil Coulson from S.H.I.E.L.D comes up with the cover story that a bodyguard was in the Iron Man suit when it malfunctioned. He does this to protect Tony from the public thinking it was him, which would understandably cause unwanted fuss. But Tony clearly thinks differently and doesn't use the "he was on his yacht" story as suggested and tells the public he is Iron Man.
Dress. Tony forgets Pepper's birthday so she takes the liberty of spending his money for him. She buys a lovely blue/grey evening dress for Tony's party. Tony is clearly taken aback by Pepper's beauty and asks her to dance and from here on the situation gets a little uncomfortable between the pair, who clearly have feelings for each other.
|Where does Tony hide when the air force fighter jets are looking to target him?||Iron Man (2008)
On the belly of one of the planes. The jets are chasing down and shooting at Tony so he deploys flaps, resulting in the jets soaring past him so he can take cover under one of the planes' bellies. The air force is momentarily stumped by this disappearance until one of the pilots spots Tony on the belly of his partner's plane. He tells him to "shake him off". After successfully doing so Tony collides with the wing of the other jet, taking it down. The pilot uses his ejector seat but the parachute doesn't open and Tony comes to the rescue once again.
|Where had the metal used on the newest Iron Man suit (red and gold) been used before?||Iron Man (2008)
On a satellite. Tony is having a conversation with Jarvis about the improvements that need to be made to the suit, when he suggests using the Gold Titanium metal from Satellite 10. No more information is given to us about Satellite 10 but we can presume that it is something Tony has previously invented.
Jarvis. Jarvis "runs the house", as noted by Pepper Potts. He is a computerised system that helps Tony build the new and improved Iron Man suit, after he escapes from the Ten Rings. He has a witty sense of humour for a computer, often making stabs at Tony. One of my favourites is when Tony says his suit design is a "little ostentatious", to which Jarvis sarcastically responds "What was I thinking? You're usually so discrete."
James Rhodes locates him with helicopters.. Although Tony uses the suit to escape captivity, the flight system shuts down and he crashes into a sand dune at high speed, shattering it. From here on he walks the desert until he is found by James Rhodes, and other army members, in helicopters. Colonel James Rhodes is an old friend of Tony's and has long used Stark Industries' weapons in the forces. He is a natural born fighter and a kind soul.
|What type of technology keeps the shrapnel from entering Tony's heart and powers Iron Man?||Iron Man (2008)
Arc Reactor technology. Tony already has a large Arc Reactor back at home, in Stark Industries, but when in captivity he minimises this technology to keep him alive and help him escape. The Arc Reactor is a fictional power source designed for the original "Iron Man" comics and has also been incorporated into the film. Tony's company in captivity, Yinsen, suggests this mini Arc Reactor could power his heart for fifty lifetimes! To which Tony responds: "Or something big for 15 minutes".
Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr plays the part of Tony Stark, who invents "Iron Man" to escape captivity from the Ten Rings gang. Robert Downey Jr is an American born actor who has appeared in many films since 1970, including "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints", "Tropic Thunder" and "Sherlock Holmes". He is a well known, versatile actor who fits the part of "Iron Man" brilliantly, with his charming sense of humour.