Friday, May 02, 2008
... was a blast! Figuratively speaking of course. We got to see the movie and I have to say it's actually one of the better comic book movies I've seen in quite a while. The wife and I walked out of the movie impressed by how tight the film was.
Robert Downey Jr. totally owned that part, it was like he wasn't even acting. You can also tell that Jon Favreau ( the director ) really was an Iron Man fan and he really did respect the comic book source material to make this movie. I especially liked the in references which were scattered throughout the film. Just enough without it being too fan-boyish.
As for the special effects, they really outdid themselves with this one. They were indeed great but didn't overwhelm the action on the screen as it melded quite seamlessly.
We're not sure if the kids would be ready for some of the scenes in the film though. There's a bit of violence on screen but at least no gory bits. I think they'll get a real kick out of the Iron Man armor though so we're sure to get this on DVD when it comes out.
It was a great film: from the acting, the direction, the special effects and for once, I don't think they need a sequel for this one. I feel the movie can stand on it's own just like that. Unfortunately, the economic powers that be would probably demand another one and I hope they can capture lightning in a bottle again and come up with another great movie.