05.8.2008

Iron Man Movie Was Awesome!

Iron ManI hate to simply repeat what every other self-proclaimed geek has been saying, but here goes… the Iron Man movie was freakin’ awesome!  I think it might just be the best comic book movie I’ve ever seen.  I love me some Superman II, X-Men II, Spider-Man I & II, and Batman Begins, but this movie was just was great.  The casting was spot-on (loved Downey Jr, Paltrow, and Bridges), the special effects were awesome, the script was energetic and funny, and the fight scenes were very actiony yet you could follow them.

They also did a great job capturing the essence of the character.  I’m not sure if it was Marvel’s influence or Jon Favreau’s, but they did a really nice job of summing up Tony Stark and Iron Man.  My personal guess is that this was successful because it was a Marvel film (rather than some corporation studio).  I think a corporate studio would have just utilized random character concepts they thought the general public would respond to well.  Whereas Marvel/Favreau really understands what has made the character work for the past forty years. 

This movie was INCREDIBLE… no wait…. it was FANTASTIC… no, that’s not it… it was AMAZING… nope, but getting closer… it was UNCANNY… no… how about SPECTACULAR…. almost… it was most definitely WEB OF… okay, one last try… this movie was INVINCIBLE!  Yeah, that’s the ticket.

I can’t wait for the sequel and related movies in 2010 and 2011

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6 Responses to “Iron Man Movie Was Awesome!”

  1. 44 Says:

    if you would have seen it over the weekend you could have been on the Unique Geek podcast too!

  2. Todd Elliott Says:

    It was awesome. I want to see it again.

  3. Ed Says:

    It was better than Cats…

  4. Stuart Renton Says:

    I liked it, but I didn’t love it! I thought it was a good movie but it relied way too much on the hero sterotypes, which is starting to bug me a little.

  5. Erika Says:

    It was a very good movie, and well served by the fabulously talented Robert Downey Jr. He was pitch-perfect in the role. The only part that didn’t work for me was when Tony Stark returned to Afghanistan as Iron Man. That seemed a little too random, but that’s a quibble. I’d definitely put it up there with “Batman Begins.”

  6. Shag Says:

    I can see what you mean about the return from Afghanistan. It was a bit odd.

    I can’t wait to see Downey play the recovering alcoholic. He’s born for the addict/recovery role.

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