A lot of Iron Man's success is down to Marvel's trick of casting actors with real chops, and for this one they picked a corker: Robert Downey Jr, currently being very silly indeed in Ben Stiller's Tropic Thunder, is perfectly cast as rich-playboy turned hero Tony Stark.
There's able support from Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Terence Howard and a host of natty CGI effects. You can read musicOMH's full review here, but in short: one of the few films of 2008 to get above 4 stars.
Rumours of a sequel are inevitable - with Samuel Jackson strongly hinted to be involved - but for now fans will have to make do with the DVD release, out on 27th October. And that's where musicOMH can help, because we have three copies to give away. All you need to do is answer the following simple question:
All good superheroes have a guru, but what is the name of Tony Stark's mentor (played by Terence Howard)?
If you think you know answer, simply email your choice along with your name and postal address to
a) James Rhodes
b) Nick Rhodes
c) Cecil Rhodes
Please note this competition is only open to UK residents. The closing date for entries is the 20th October. Winners will be chosen at random and the editor's decision is final: no correspondence will be entered into. Good luck!