Iron Man Review

I liked, but didn’t love, hence the expression:
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Pros:

– Robert Downey, Jr. I can’t imagine anyone else pulling this off. So funny, so cool.
– Some sweet effects (IM hanging under the F-16 (or whatever) was awesome).
– That amazing Audi that I want to be my car.
– His robot companions. I want them all.
– The bonus at the end of the credits.

Cons:

– The same underlying plot of HULK, with Jeff Bridges as a better Nick Nolte.
– Terrence Howard (I think he sucks, I can’t think of a movie I thought he was good in).
– Gwyneth Paltrow standing outside on the phone while two metal man fight.
– The lack of a strong, memorable theme.
– The over-Favreau-iffication. I get it, he has a cameo, but does he have to be in like 4 or 5 scenes? Distracting.
– The 36 hours later “Alias” transition, though Matthew made some good points about tone there, it felt very TV to me.

I look forward to 2011 when Iron Man 2 comes out though

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  1. rockthefaces says:

    >- Terrence Howard (I think he sucks, I

    >can’t think of a movie I thought he was

    >good in).

    See Hustle & Flow. Like, today. Thanks to his performance, I truly came to understand how hard it is out there for a pimp.

  2. Eros Welker says:

    I tried to watch Hustle & Flow because I had heard how “cool” it was and “hip,” and when I watched it, I found myself bored to tears.  He’s a lousy pimp.  No wonder it’s hard out there for him, he’s lazy!  And why is Anthony Anderson not hacking computers? The only good thing about that movie was DJ Qualls.  What the heck does that say?

  3. cybergosh says:

    Eros, for once, i agree with EVERYTHING you’ve written.  Both in the pros and cons.

    For me, it was the same feeling as the pirates films.  You love the main character and without him it couldn’t / shouldn’t exist.  Yet take that away and you’d never wanna watch it again.

    Paltrow ruins everything she’s ever in.

    Howard is neither here nor there – although, for me, best howard performance was in Big Momma’s House 1.

    Downey = awesome.

    Leslie Bibb – nice.

    I thought the same thing on the score, or lack thereof.

    Bridges annoyed me.  I’ll take Nolte.

    End credits best part by a long shot and that’s not exactly something you should want to say about a film.

    Final outcome – only 1 figure purchased.  (mark 2 suit (with removable mask to reveal first ever downey figure).

  4. Eros Welker says:

    I LOVE Leslie Bibb.  I wish she were Pepper… and my wife!

    I kind of went dark on the previews so I wasn’t sure what role Bridges was going to play, so I liked it more.  Plus, his head was such an oddity. That beard made his head look like the Alien.

  5. cybergosh says:

    Is it weird that the more i think of Iron Man the more i don’t want to ever watch it again? (except last scene, of course).

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