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Iron Man - Best. Comic. Book. Movie. Ever.

By Andrew Pollack on 05/06/2008 at 10:18 PM EDT

I took my (nearly) 13 year old as an excuse to see Iron Man this weekend. What can I say that you haven't already heard? it totally rocked. The suit? it rocked. The house? It rocked. Pepper? She rocked. repeatedly. I do wish they'd have have played more Black Sabbath tracks during the film. There were a couple of spots where just a few really heavy guitar licks would have fit. In all other respects -- Awesome.





Oh, and did I mention that casting Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts was complete brilliance?


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re: Iron Man - Best. Comic. Book. Movie. Ever.By Alan Lepofsky on 05/07/2008 at 12:21 AM EDT
I hope you stayed ALL the way through to the VERY END of the credits. It was
worth it.
re: Iron Man - Best. Comic. Book. Movie. Ever.By Nathan T. Freeman on 05/07/2008 at 08:24 AM EDT
The best part was the fact that it was funny. The worst part was that there
just weren't enough fight scenes in the armor. I mean, we really only got two
battles.
A trade off of money for effects vs. talentBy Andrew Pollack on 05/07/2008 at 08:58 AM EDT
I think by the time you pay Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. (etc.) you've
got a bit less to spend on another 10 minutes of solid and very expensive
effects for a "Transformers" style fight scene.

Remember, they didn't know if this would be big money like "Spiderman" (which
stared an unknown actor in the lead) or tank like "Cat Woman" (who would have
guessed any moving starring Halle Berry in a tight leather superhero costume
could be that big a box office loser?).
Yes. We stayed for the easter egg at the end.By Andrew Pollack on 05/07/2008 at 08:54 AM EDT
It was clever and actually it was worth the stay (most of the time, it isn't).
re: Iron Man - Best. Comic. Book. Movie. Ever.By Dave Armstrong on 05/07/2008 at 09:49 AM EDT
Eh.
My family disagreed entirely. Sure, the movie WOULD have been entertaining.
Except that we didn't care who won. Tony Stark was portrayed as a shallow jerk
from the first moment. And if you don't care if that guy gets killed, the movie
becomes pointless.
You didn't think Obadiah Stane was a classic bad guy?By Andrew Pollack on 05/07/2008 at 10:06 AM EDT
Hm, I can see your point about Tony Stark, but they did set the bad guys up as
classically evil in a comic strip way. You had terrorists and you had Obadiah
Stane who for no reason at all was just all about doing evil things.

Hell, if it were any more obvious that the guy was "the Bad Guy" he'd have to
be working as a spy for some comically evil named organization like
"Blackwater" or something.
re: Iron Man - Best. Comic. Book. Movie. Ever.By Chris Pepin on 05/08/2008 at 05:09 PM EDT
I thoroughly enjoyed Iron Man as well. Great story, great acting, great
special effects. I'm looking forward to the sequel. The next movie I want to
see is Speed Racer which opens tomorrow


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