Saturday, May 10, 2008

Review: Iron Man

One week late is better than never. And for those that were hating on my Raptor post-game blog posts, here you go -- stop crying you friggin babies.

Iron Man was one of those comic book characters that I never seemed to care about when I was growing up. I was all about Wolverine and the X-Men. So when news of an Iron Man movie started leaking through the interweb, it was met with an indifferent "meh" and a dismissive "shrug".

But then I saw the teaser, and watching the scene of Iron Man flying alongside a pair of fighter jets got me pumped. Teasers, of course, don't guarantee a quality comic book movie. Lest we forget Ang Lee's Hulk, aka the worst piece of shit mothafuckin movie ever made in the history of moviemaking, a movie which also had a terrific trailer.

For those that have been burned by the overhyped trailer in the past, worry not: Iron Man totally rocks. It lives up to the teaser, and it exceeds the comic book. Go watch it now!

Unlike mild-mannered, humble superheroes like Clark Kent and Peter Parker, Tony Stark is type of guy you want to look up to: A brash, arrogant, egotistical, witty, alcohol-abusing playboy -- what a friggin prick! And Robert Downey Jr., sharing the same character traits, was the perfect choice for the role. "You're late", Colonel Rhodes yells out to Stark. His reply, in reference to sleeping with a reporter, "I was doing a piece for Vanity Fair." Hilarious!

Stark/Downey is just the beginning of what makes this movie entertaining. I proudly present Leslie Bibb and Gwenyth Paltrow:

Gatdamn! The exchange between these two characters (Pepper Potts and Christine Everhart) was also great. After a slutty one-night stand, Everhart tries to take a jab at Stark's assisstant:

Everhart: "After all this time, you're still picking up the dry cleaning"
Potts: "I do whatever Mr Stark asks me to do, which sometimes includes taking out the trash"

That's right, bitch! Damn, I'm so juvenile.

Alright, so what else does this movie deliver? CG goodness. Unlike the crapfest that some people call Hulk, my suspension of disbelief was never broken. The technology is now at the point where CG helps directors tell a story, instead of distracting and annoying us (Jar Jar Binks, anyone?).

The writing was great, it was very funny and it wasn't cheesy (fuck you Hulk!). The A-list cast brought the characters to life. The attention to detail when it came to technology was terrific. The pacing was just right. Seriously, I liked this movie.

Bring on the sequels! We want an Avengers movie! Don't listen to Chin, Gwenyth Paltrow is mad sexy! I'm a huge Nick Fury fan! Watch this movie now!


chinwhat said...

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Shaun said...

"Tony Stark built this in a cave.... out of scraps!!" (in our TEAM ID Angry voice)

Rubex Cube said...

We watched Iron man last night partly based on Al's review and my bros and cousin agreeded that it was a kick ass movie!

Thanks Al you rock so does Gwenyth she looked hot in this movie...