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Iron Man

Did Robert Downey nail this role, or what? I've always had a soft spot for Iron Man; it was one of the few comics that I got a chance to read as a kid, although I never quite got around to getting a subscription to it later. Anyhow, the movie was very well done, FX well done but not obtrusive, and from what I gather on Wikipedia, they actually stuck fairly close to the original continuity. Also, kudos to the scriptwriters for keeping Pepper Potts a 1940s-style Girl Friday. (Her put-down of the trashy Vanity Fair reporter is priceless.) Highly recommended, though most of you have probably already seen it. #^_^#

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edwarddain
Dec. 10th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, I have to say that this has been my favorite of all the the Marvel movies. I'm looking forward to the sequel.

And Sherlock Holmes looks good too.
wombat_socho
Dec. 10th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
I liked Spiderman 2, but Spidey and Iron Man are two very different people. And yes, the Sherlock Holmes flick looks very cool as well. People forget that in the books, Holmes is quite capable of dishing out some damage; he's a long way from the purely cerebral Nreo Wolfe type.
edwarddain
Dec. 10th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
*chuckle*

I like Nero Wolfe too, but Holmes was a bad-ass who could bend an iron poker...
wombat_socho
Dec. 12th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
Oh yeah. I'm definitely looking forward to that movie. :)
tokenfanboy
Dec. 10th, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
It was the role Robert Downey Jr. was born to play.
wombat_socho
Dec. 10th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
I would have to agree.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 12th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
Maybe its a pattern, but I liked Downey as Tony Stark, and
my favorite Bruce Wayne was Michael Keaton. They have the
smarts, and the slightly crazy edge, not just cement brained
cro-magnon mode.

Don't get me wrong, there are LOTS of good roles for cement
brained cro-magnon ;-) but these two are supposed to be
brilliant, if troubled. Downey does a good job with it for sure.
Count me in for the sequel (you KNOW there will be one)

doug
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