Saturday, May 3, 2008

Iron Man

Despite being somewhat well-versed in the Marvel Universe, I never actually read an Iron Man comic. I was familiar with the character, and did some homework on the Net prior to seeing the movie, but was far from an expert on the character.

I wound up seeing it last night at the Arclight in Hollywood, CA. They have both Stark's Audi RS8 and a screen-worn suit on display. Always cool to see actual film used props and vehicles. I'm a sucker for 'Behind the Scenes' type stuff.

As for the movie itself, I thought it was amazing. It looked like it would be a winner from the trailers, but the movie far surpassed my expectations. It's right up there with Batman Begins for me in terms of QUALITY Superhero movies. Surprisingly, this list is quite small. I'm looking forward to more of this character on the Big Screen for sure.

I would check it out even if you are only remotely interested in the film. Robert Downey Jr. owned this role where so many others would have failed. Very enjoyable on many levels, and a definite adrenaline rush. This Summer is looking to be a big one for Downey Jr.