When Iranian American anthropologist Pardis Mahdavi first visited Tehran in the summer of 2000, she expected to encounter the Iran she grew up imagining.
Her family remembered violence and extremism, and these were the images that stuck: “women clad in black chadors, wailing and whipping themselves,” “black bearded men with heavy hearts and souls,” arranged marriages, and the fierceness of the “morality police.” But while she encountered this repressed side of Iran, she also heard stories of and witnessed signs of what some friends and informants called a sexual or sociocultural revolution. Now the youth are trying to figure out what to do with all these opening doors.” Understandably, young people experience confusion in the face of competing ideals and desires—traditional expectations versus contemporary temptations—and the stakes of personal decisions remain high.
Favreau seems to have had an idea to get an origin story out while not boring us with long drawn out backstory.
His ability to give us dual information at once is nicely orchestrated, showing Tony Stark in his basement creating while the TV in the background explains what is happening in the outside world of the Middle East and inside his own company.
Thankfully, after finally seeing the finished product, I was not disappointed in the least.As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. When Tony Stark is assigned to give a weapons presentation to an Iraqi unit led by Lt. He survives - barely - with a chest full of shrapnel and a car battery attached to his heart. D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier.This takes guts, because no matter how appropriate it is, most studios would have said, "no, change the story and make him younger so we can churn out as many of these babies as we can." I don't know how he did it, but Favreau got Marvel to get Robert Downey Jr. Good to see Favreau giving another actor turned director props, (Gregg's directorial debut comes out later this year in the form of Chuck Palahniuk's Choke).to play Stark, a sarcastic lothario with the brain capacity of Einstein. I just wish he would have shied away from putting himself in the film.