Stop Reading This Blog and Go See Iron Man Right Now!
I’ve got nothing Library related for you (the weather has been too nice around here so all the freaks are outside), so I’ve chosen to write about this excellent film instead. I already watched it twice over its opening weekend. Marvel nicely updated one of my favorite superheroes, while remaining amazingly true to his origin. Everything from the casting, to the acting, to the writing, to the special effects are simply amazing. You will not be disappointed, it’s at least as good as Spider Man, and Batman Begins.
Instead of letting the FX carry the flick, the writing is what carries the film… Don’t get me wrong, the special effects are impressive but they enhance the story, they don’t upstage it. I haven’t felt this good about a film in quite a while. It has a little bit of everything, humor, action, and even a hint of romance.
My favorite superheroes have always been The Fantastic Four (I love the Four), The Amazing Spider Man, and The Invincible Iron Man. I could relate to Peter Parker when I was younger, but I always thought that Iron Man is the coolest looking superhero. I would inevitably sketch him as I drifed off during some boring class when I was in school. Plus, his character has the coolest attitude in the Marvel Universe… A byproduct of all that money and alcohol, and ego no doubt.
So go see Iron Man. Stay through the credits, read through the names of all the people who made the movie possible, and get one last taste of Tony Stark. I can’t wait to go see it again this weekend!