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Monday, May 05, 2008

Iron Man!

Flat out best Marvel Comics movie yet.

Despite the fact that I don't like Robert-not-an-honest-moment-Downy Jr. or Jeff-my-tongues-way-too-big-for-my-mouth-Bridges, they both rocked the house.

Spider-man's downfall was horrible casting of whiny-boy and not-beautiful-fashion-model.
X-Men's downfall was over-the-top characterization and dark-dark-dark tone.
Daredevil had major script problems.
Punisher was just flat bad in every way.
Ghost Rider was twisted.

Iron Man, perfect casting, spot-on characterization and well-balanced tone, with just a couple plot problems. Homerun. So good I want to see it again (especially because I missed the Easter Egg at the end of the credits).

Never a character I cared for - armor looks too uncomfortable - the movie made me wish I had a suit just like it.

The plot problems were more convenience cheats than anything else (the chest piece has a universal I/O port that fits into anything? Stane just so happens to have a tool that can remove it? He's an instant expert at the Titanium Man armor?) s'okay. Way good.

Caveat - An unfortunate scene in the beginning to establish Tony as a cad and some of the horrors of war make this not-a-kid's-movie (though you see far worse on TV these days).

Next: Iron Man 2 or Avengers?

8 comments:

wish i saw it said...

I hope that I get to see the movie in the theaters. Would you please tell Mike to let me go with you guys?

Rob said...

Is this Josiah?

And which Mike? I might make a special trip if, you know, it would help some poor unfortunate teen....

mike's wife said...

What Mike did you just go see the movie with?

LeeMac said...

Most likely Mike Young. I'd know that tone from my twin-on-the-same-birthday-but-is-still-older-than-me Mrs. Young. Yes. That does look good, except for the first part. not able to see that.

LeeMac said...

Most likely Mike Young. I'd know that tone from my twin-on-the-same-birthday-but-is-still-older-than-me Mrs. Young. Yes. That does look good, except for the first part. not able to see that.

Rob said...

Ahhhh, I see, said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw.

Like I said, I'd see it again, the problem is WHEN?

LeeMac said...

excellent question. WHEN it comes to dvd and home video. lol

Sherlock said...

No that wasn't me. It sounds like... Zach? Felicity? I don't know.... Oh, it's probably Missy....

Anyway, This craptastic review made me want to go see it. More. Thanks a lot.

Seriously though, I'll probably get it on DVD so I shouldn't be complaining.