I’ve never been much of an Iron Man fan: When it came to Marvel, I was a bigger fan of the various “X-Books” (and of course, the Silver Surfer). However, the more I see of the upcoming Iron Man movie — which stars Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, and is directed by Jon Favreau — the more excited I get. From all appearances, it looks like this will be a true “geek out” movie, and an absolute blast to watch on the big screen.
The uncertain moments from the teaser look to have been dramatically improved, particularly the scene with the tank at the end; the new shots of Tony Stark (Downey) working on the suit look great; and the humorous moments are dead on (“Let’s face it, this is not the worst thing you’ve caught me doing.”); and yes, I still get a little giddy every time I hear the classic strains of “Iron Man”.
Iron Man comes out in theatres on May 2, 2008.
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