Quote:Yeah, in the context of a comicbook, that's pretty dry. Much more important than my personal opinion: I can't find any financially successful movies centering on a portrayal of business as heroic. There's plenty of movies about evil corporate types being brought down or self-destructing, but no successful ones about them as heroes. (I don't count films like Iron Man and Batman because they just use owning a company as a plot-device in a story about an inventor and a detective, respectively) Indeed, one of the extremely few heroic businessman movies I have even been able to find, "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" flopped hard.
Right, but the comic isn't titled Business Man. It's Iron Man. Tony as capitalist is the alter ego. How many movies about a heroic photographer did you find? Probably not too many. Fortunately, that other comic isn't titled The Amazing Camera Man.
Incidentally, Oskar Schindler was a German businessman. Pretty cool film: Schindler's List
And then there was the 1947 John Wayne film Tycoon
Tycoon according to Wikipedia
Also, when I did an image search for "heroic industrialist" the very second image was - well, I've attached it so you can see it for yourself. I've also attached the 10th image. The 25th image as well because it made me smile.
I think this is one thing Dave and Bob did well.
They actually made Stark Industries a living breathing thing from the gate guard to the secretary to many others. It showed Stark as a mixture of capitalism and noblesse oblige.
It's always easy to show the evil business because so many if not all of them irl are...but it would be nice to see a more altruistic Business model that worked with Stark leading the charge, dealing with those wanting to destroy science, innovation, independent thought and so on.