Sunday, October 26, 2008
Movie Review: Iron Man
I really enjoyed this movie. Like most superhero movies, there was a bit of ridiculousness. I don't mind the whole "ridiculousness" of the superhero but it is some of the situations that have nothing to do with the "superheroness." But, that's okay. The other complaint I have with this movie was the writing at least for the scene between Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) where she is helping him repair his heart thing. Another thing that bugged me was Jeff Bridges. I've never cared much for him. He kind of irks me a bit. And what was with that ridiculous beard?
I do like Robert Downey, Jr. & I'm glad to see he has gotten his life back on track (or at least appears to have) & is back to making movies.
The closing scene was by far the best part of this movie. One of the best endings I've seen in a while. Also, I'm sure that this soundtrack would, undoubtedly, be awesome.
So, I guess I'm all ready for the next ones. Yes, there are to be more. In fact, they are in pre-production now for Iron Man 2 & with the way The Incredible Hulk ended, there is to be an expectation of Iron Man showing up in the next Hulk film.
I would definitely recommend this movie. It is not going to be one that goes down in history as being a "great," but it is a nice escape from reality for a couple of hours & a necessisty if you are keeping up with the superhero movies. It is rated PG-13 & that is mainly because of violence (bombs, shooting, explosions, etc...no extreme graphicness) & Tony is a bit of a "lady's man."
I give this film a "B." It is worth a watch if for no other reason than to be prepared to answer movie trivia questions in some future version of Scene It. :)