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Elon Musk: The Real Life Iron Man Review

This whole documentary felt like a trailer, it was constantly moving between quick shots and dynamic music and never really got to the heart of Elon Musk.

The Real Life Iron Man looks at Elon Musk’s life from a child in South Africa to becoming one of the richest men in the world through his help in Tesla, solar power, and even PayPal.

Throughout the documentary we get to see, in linear order, Elon Musk’s full life up until 2018 and how he got there and how people around him responded to his success. It’s very interesting to see because so often normal people can think that this sort of world will be incredible to live in and will have endless amounts of money and fame and success however we see in this documentary that it can be quite lonely and that success can come from a very dark childhood where you have to grow up quickly and only rely on yourself to keep you afloat.

While this documentary shows a lot about Elon Musk and who he was and where he came from it never really told us too much information that wasn’t incredibly glitzy and glamorous. Yes they talked about how he finds it hard finding love and is very much a one-man band in his life and has had many relationships crumble behind him, but apart from that he was seen as nothing but good when I’m sure that one man cannot be as incredible as he claims to be, there must be a few skeletons in his closet.

I wish this documentary gave us more insight into how he came to be the man that we know today, how his life shaped him to be this multi millionaire that is revered around the world, but instead it was all very one note and very positive and really didn’t give us much more information on him than what is already known.

I personally wouldn’t recommend this documentary because it just didn’t seem all that interesting or exciting. As I said it felt very much like a trailer for another documentary because it was constantly moving and never seemed to get to the point of what it was talking about. Of course if you want to know more about Elon Musk in the top level of his life then give it a go, but if you already know quite a bit about him then I don’t think it’s going to bring anything new to the table. It really felt like an after-school special you would watch in a finance class to learn how to become a billionaire rather than something to be enjoyed.

What do you think of Elon Musk?

Until next time.

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