The First Evil (asta77) wrote,
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Iron Man

I just got home from seeing Iron Man and WOO! It lived up to the hype! It's one of the most enjoyable super hero movies I've ever seen. It also works pretty well as a drama and an anti-war film. Color me impressed by Jon Favreau's direction. But a very large part of the success of the film must go to Robert Downey Jr. The promos and commercials tend to showcase his quippiness, but there are also many serious moments. He really does have to play a broad range of emotions and does so, as I expected, very well. He also looks pretty good while doing it. :) And I LOVED that Favreau chose to limit the use of CGI. It does make a difference. I felt like I was watching the world I actually live in even if scenes bordered on the impossible (and I say bordered because, given advances in technology, the idea of an Iron Man existing doesn't so seem that far-fetched). Shockingly, the closest thing I have to a criticism is that Terrance Howard was underutilized and Gweneth Paltrow was merely adequate.

I also saw new trailers for Indy 4 and The Dark Knight. Indy I was already fairly hyped for, but I now am very excited to see The Dark Knight. And is it my imagination or is Christian Bale getting better looking? ;)

ETA: I just read that there is a scene after the credits. I didn't see it because my friend was anxious to leave the theatre, but I'm kind of glad I did miss it. Not that it sounds bad from the recap I just read, heck, it sounds kind of intriguing, but I found the ending of the film very satisfying as is and I'd like that to be my final memory of the film.

Oh, while waiting for the movie to begin (we got there a half hour early and good thing we did), we talked a bit about TV and when I mentioned BSG my friend S said, "Oh, we rented the movie." I could tell from the expression on her face she wasn't impressed so I decide to clarify that she was talking about the new BSG and not the old when she began to explain how confusing it was with it being the present, then ten months before, then forty years that point I cut her off and said, "You rented 'Razor'? You can't watch that without seeing the rest of the series!" Now I guess I'll have to work on getting her to start again with the mini.
Tags: movie_recaps

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