I got a chance to watch Iron Man opening weekend (which was last weekend, while I was out in Vegas). Oh damn, what a good film. It's lots of fun, and since the hero is already a grown man, there's no time wasted on teen angst like in Spider-Man.
Robert Downey Jr. does an outstanding job portraying the playboy tech tycoon Tony Stark. Gwyneth Paltrow is great in her role as Tony's extremely competent personal assistant. And Jeff Bridges really surprised me: he's shaved his head, changed his look (looks like he even gained some weight) and plays out of character.
For a movie based off a comic book that, admittedly, is B-list, the writing is surprisingly good. The story's nice and tight, there's no wasted time or slow spots, yet it manages not to be a Bruckheimer. Some suspension of disbelief is required, then again this is basically science fiction.
This is a must-see on the big screen, and a must-own DVD...take my word for it!