After losing a few minutes in the introduction while trying to get a decent parking spot near the cinema here in Muscat, a few more snippets of the movie our dear censorship board decides that it is indecent (not to self: must get dvd for this movie); you attempt to understand just what is going in the movie.
Iron Man is basically a movie about some top military weapons scientist who owns a billionare empire that gets its money out of selling the latest high tech sophisticated weapons system in the world. All that he has in this world is his dear son who goes on to attend to his dad's business and his best friend who steps in to takeover the business when he dies.
His son takes up the neccessary education to follow in his father's footsteps but turns out to be one big playboy with not one care in the world except for womanizing. The story then goes on to a military demonstration in some remote location. The demonstration is successful but delivering it, and in an attempt to return home, his 'fleet' is ambushed and the story continues on from there on he changes his mind 180 degrees and reaccounts himself for his past mistakes and decides to change the world by becoming the hero of the movie: Iron Man.
Overall good fun family movie. It's mostly CGI action generated and not much violence but good sense of humor.
They have already green lit production for Iron Man 2.
This movie is being shown at Al Shatti Plaza.