Box art for Iron Man: Rise of Technovore

Iron Man: Rise of Technovore

action & adventure

When a young terrorist named Ezekiel Stane attacks Starks Industries with a lethal biotechnology that threatens to destroy the world, it is up to IRON MAN to hunt down Stane and his bio-enhanced monsters known as Technovores.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 13
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
1 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
1 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
4 out of 5

Animated Iron Man adventure is convoluted and violent.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Iron Man: Rise of Technovore is a direct-to-video animated superhero film, linked to the theatrical release of Iron Man 3. It is filled with cartoon violence, fighting, shooting, chasing, explosions, and attempts to take over the world. Language includes a couple of uses of "s--t" and "bastard." And Iron Man shares a kiss with his girlfriend, Pepper Potts, who is shown in a bikini. There are also jokes about Tony Stark's drinking and womanizing. The video was produced in Japan, and Japanese is the default language on the DVD; U.S. viewers who wish to view the film in English must choose it from the menu. The DVD also contains trailers at startup for more violent video games and movies.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's violence. How does it affect you? Is it thrilling? Is it too much? Does it always advance the story?
  • Does Iron Man set up impossible standards for men's body image? Do you think boys are as affected by images of masculinity and unrealistic male bodies as women are of female versions?
  • Is it considered heroic for Iron Man to ask for help from others? Do superheroes usually need help to succeed? What about regular people?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Audience Reviews

2 stars

I liked the anime style, but the voices sucked. It was very jap anime-ish. Could have been much better. I found myself falling asleep towards the end.

- jctrifile, Monday, October 21, 2013

1 star

Norman Reedus as The Punisher is the only thing that is redeemable. Marvel has never really been good at their animated films and movies like this set them back even further.

- GeekSalad, Thursday, July 18, 2013