Saturday, 17 May 2008

I Am Ionman!

Yes, I finally got around to seeing the movie that every other blogger has already seen.

A rather faithful rendition of the origin story, updated for the modern century... although I don't immediately recall the bigger badder suit being used. Robert Downey Jnr. was very tolerable in the leading role, bringing a nice balance of seriousness and humour to the part. (Although I did foresee the obvious planting of the plot point in regards to the original arc-plant device thingy coming back.)

I didn't pick Jeff Bridges as the actor, it's amazing was a balding job could do, but this did mean I had a niggling sense of familiarity that distracted me from the movie. Also didn't pick Gwyneth Paltrow, but I'm less familiar with her.

Of course, this movie does suffer from being fricking long. Not too bad, but as with origin movies there's a lot of time spent on the full origin story itself before the kick-ass scenes happen (minor question: should Stark have burnt himself alive while in that suit in the desert?). [And, was "Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division" better than "Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division"?] Although one again the ending came down to the battle of the special effects.

Still, time flew by, and entertainment was had. That suffices.

And I also see there's another Hulk movie coming. Did we need another retake on Hulk? It's almost like there's another agenda here... (and yes, I did sit through the credits).


1 comment:

david santos said...

Very good my friend...very good...