Parents' Guide to

Iron Man

By Matt Springer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Anime-style adaptation with strong hero, military setting.

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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Iron Man

Just like any other Marvel cartoon.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

By now, Iron Man has been put through his paces in popular culture. For decades, he was little more than the star of a Marvel comic book; the 2008 feature film pushed him front and center into the mainstream. Now he's carried two movies, several animated series, and a shelf full of graphic novels -- with G4's Japanese import, you can add "anime" to the list.

Although the stories for this series are credited to the wildly creative novelist and comics scribe Warren Ellis, he contributed only a rough outline and no actual scripts. Instead Iron Man hews more closely to a traditional animated adventure formula with a light sprinkling of technology and ecofriendly-related theming. The computer-aided animations used on the Iron Man armors help to make the battles compelling and there are strong techno-thriller moments throughout. Ultimately, the Iron Man anime is a decent slice of comic book comfort food that fans of the character should enjoy.

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