Iron Man Movie Was Awesome!
I 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!