Monday, May 5, 2008

Iron Man soars through the wild blue yonder.

IRON MAN... I saw the film on Friday, and it totally kicked ass! Robert Downey Jr. did a great job as billionaire/womanizer/metal-clad vigilante Tony Stark. A few of my favorite scenes were when Stark was developing the Mark II (plain-silver) and Mark III (final version with the red-and-gold paint) suits at his Malibu mansion, him flying back to Afghanistan to exact revenge on those militants, and that dogfight with those two F-22 Raptors. The climactic fight scene between Iron Man and Iron Monger was cool, but how Obadiah Stone (Jeff Bridges)—who controlled Monger—finally bites the dust could’ve been more intense. Gwyneth Paltrow and Terrence Howard had good performances, but Samuel L. Jackson should’ve spouted a few F-bombs here and there in his brief cameo as Nick Fury after the end credits. Just kidding. Sorry... Didn’t mean to spoil that cameo for those of you who didn’t watch the movie yet. What are you waiting for?? Get to the theater right away! Can’t wait for the sequel (to be released on April 30, 2010)...

One last thing— Does Tony Stark reveal to everyone that he's Iron Man in the comic books, like he did in the movie? Just wondering.

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