Monday, May 5, 2008

Iron Man...a short review...

Okay, so everyone saw this movie, so this really isn’t a straight up review. The critics of the movie are all here, but I’m not going to go into depth on the plot at all. This is just really to spark a conversation. Also, I loved the comics like a small child, so I am going to stay as ungeeky as possible. So, here’s the review.
So, while I may geek out to this movie, I can still look at it objectively. What was good about this movie? Well, in a simple word, everything. First off, Robert Downey Jr. was really born to play this film. He plays the playboy with a brain so perfectly. Iron Man is a broken hero, with his battles with alcoholism, and Jr. plays that to a T. The action is great, although this film is not based around the action like say, Transformers. It’s not a Michael Bay film. Favreu knows how to shoot action and great special effects, while adding to the character. It’s not just over the top action for action’s sake. It’s to further the character. Not only that, but this film looks absolutely gorgeous. The supporting actors are also really solid. Bridges plays a great villain, and Terrance Howard and Gwyneth Paltrow are also really good in their supporting roles. One of the really suprising things about this movie was the dialogue. It’s like a slapstick comedy/noir –esque style with piffy one liners and quick witted replies, and it really worked for this movie. It’s not your normal comic movie. It’s a lot more character based. Also, it stayed very close to the comic books, and with the little hints at upcoming films, this is just the beginning of what may be one of the better trilogies to grace celluloid. Also, if you haven’t seen this, stay for the credits, you may just get a little surprise. The only quabble I have with this film is the fact that the first and final act do lag just a tad bit. However, it’s not much of a letdown as the film picks right back up. This is one of the best films of this year so far, and will be right up there for best of this summer.
So, what do you guys think about this movie? Leave a comment!

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