Leave it to Marvel Comics to sweep in out of nowhere and steal all of Batman’s spotlight. Going from second most anticipated to THE most anticipated comic movie of the summer, “Iron Man” refused to let us down, and lo and behold it didn’t.
Watching it in theaters was an incredible experience. And this is mainly because I’ve always thought Iron Man was as interesting a comic character as Stilt Man or Rocket Racer. My uncle and I would laugh and always say: “Just punch him in the f*****g chest, and he’s down for the count! So f*****g lame!”
And alas, Favreau completely shook my brain and convinced me to give the iron monster with a cherry red coating another chance. “Iron Man” is finally a fantastic character. How’s about that? And the movie is nothing short of incredible.
Downey, Paltrow, Bridges, Terrence Howard, the great origin, beautiful special effects, allusions to War Machine, and that incredible cameo at the end of the credits, it’s Marvel gold, and I think “The Dark Knight” has a lot to follow in a month or so.
“Iron Man” kicks off what is hopefully a season of excellent event films.
P.S. Yes, Sabbath’s “Iron Man” does play in the movie.