Saturday, May 3, 2008
Just got back from seeing it and was NOT disappointed! Very clever, very fun, very much recommend! LOVE Robert Downey Jr., he was the perfect pick to play Tony Stark. I would wreck my body for that man, I would have his babies! So sexy, so totally Mr. Cool.
Iron Man is the story of playboy Tony stark, who inherited his father's weapons manufacturing empire. He plays, he drinks, he fucks. He gets kidnapped after a horrible landmine incident and his life is changed after being saved by a fellow prisoner, who happens to be a doctor. I don't want to give to much away. But Iron Man is born and Tony Manages to escape. It is an easy role, at least RDJ seemed to assume the role with ease, convincing us without effort that he is, in fact, Tony Stark.
Gwyneth Paltrow plays his personal assistant, or as is common in action movies, "the girl." "The girl" isn't a difficult role, she just has to fulfill whatever look is required for the picture. She isn't bad as Pepper Potts. At first she is dry, but shows that she has a human side and true affection for her boss, Tony Stark.
The bad guy turns out to be Tony's longtime business partner, who was also his father's friend, but again, I don't want to give too much away.
Overall, Iron Man was inspiring, awing, great fun and I want to own a copy. The writing was good, the acting was top-notch and I was not bored at any time during the film. It did not reach too far or try to hard to impress, it didn't need to. Forget Batman, Forget Superman, Iron Man is supreme! The message that I took away, intended or not, was that unlike the typical American "Throw a bunch of money at some stuff and the problem will be solved" was more like "Throw a lot of money at one specific problem and you can probably not only solve it but others could benefit as well."
Be sure to stay for the very very end, after all the credits have rolled, to see a quick preview of Iron Man 2.