May 10, 2008

Iron Man


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!


Blogger Jenn said...

We saw it this past Saturday. This movie ROCKS! Iron Man is a personal favorite. I prefer "super" heroes that don't come from some cosmic, chemical, or nuclear disaster, they have some other more mundane gift. This movie blew the X-Men out of the water. Robert Downey, Jr was excellent as Tony Stark. I also enjoyed how his character grew. See the movie and you'll understand.

There are times when the plot is predictable, but it has a volcanic opening that pretty much sets the pace. The movie "moves".

The story is tight, the tech is cool, it's definitely a fun movie and a must see as Rothar said, on the BIG screen. Heck, I just might go see it again. It's been a long time since I've done a multiple viewing of a film in the theatre.

There's a scene at the end of the credits that sets up an opening for another movie.

They've also made a hint at "War Machine" of the West Coast Avengers.

This one's definitely going into the must buy for the DVD collection.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Rothar said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the Easter Egg at the end of the credits...thanx Jenn!

11:47 PM  

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