05 May 2008

The Movie Marathon has Begun!

May is off to a great start. Hit Iron Man today after work since I had a rough weekend and couldn't make it out before. Iron Man wasn't a comic I ever read; I believe the character may have wandered into a few of my X-men comics at some point but I really know almost nothing about the comics. I loved the movie. Robert Downey Jr was wonderful; I am so glad they didn't cast some young dumb face in this role. For a comic book movie it had some great themes: redemption, the purpose of life, loyalty. Sure, the effects were cool but this isn't an effects-based movie. It is character driven. Definitely a 6.

Going to catch Speed Racer on IMAX Friday night.



1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed Iron Man. I went into it the same way, without a lot of knowledge of the character. Robert Downey Jr. was one of the most brilliant casting decisions I have seen in a long time.

    I am really looking forward to Speed Racer as well. Visually it looks outstanding and I love Christina Ricci. I am really hoping it turns out to be a good film.

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