The Invincible Iron Man
After successful direct-to-DVD films featuring The Ultimates, Lions Gate brings The Invincible Iron Man to life. In this animated story, Tony Stark (voiced by Marc Worden) must become the armored superhero who is destined to destroy the evil Mandarin. Fanboys may be put off by the minor deviations that arise from updating the origin story, but the spirit of ol’ Shellhead is there as Stark evolves from self-centered playboy to superhero savior. All of the animation is crisp, with the shots of China being downright beautiful. Though a wide variety of suits are shown, Iron Man primarily uses the original gray armor. During the final battle royal—which can only be described as pure joy—the armor looks so amazing it should set a standard for the live-action film that’s scheduled to be released in 2008.