I was a little worried that I wasn’t going to get a chance to see Iron Man 2 in the theatre! Every time that I wanted to go see it, it didn’t match up with someone else’s schedule. I was even prepared to go see it myself if I had to! (Yes, I know.. how lame)
But tonight was the night! And what did I think of it? Very good!
Here’s the back story of me and Iron Man. I’m not a comic book guy. I don’t really know anything about the “official” story of Iron Man, and that’s just fine with me. When I saw the first movie, I really had no expectations, and was pleasantly surprised.. blown away, in fact! I probably could not have named anything that Robert Downey Jr had been in until that point, but when I finished watching the first Iron Man, I was hooked. On Downey, and Iron Man!
I’m not going to bother reviewing the movie. I will say this.. the effects are amazing (how often do I say that? Haha!), Scarlett Johansson looks amazing (sorry, couldn’t resist!), Mickey Rourke plays a very believable bad-ass, and the writing is top notch! Most of the dialogue is very good! Watch the exchanges between Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) and Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). It’s very clever.
But my favourite line in the whole movie was delivered by Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) “I’d love to leave my door unlocked at night, but this ain’t Canada.” How awesome is that?!?
Now, I’ve heard some people complain that they didn’t like the movie because Tony Stark was too cocky or full of himself. And to those people I say… “SO???? ISN’T THAT THE WHOLE POINT?” Yeah, he’s an self-absorbed, arrogant ass. Sure he’s a narcissistic bastard. Absolutely, he’s a horrible womanizing hound. But that’s how *I* need my Tony Stark to be! I don’t want him to be all dark and mopey.. in touch with his inner self… If I wanted that, I’d watch Spiderman or Superman. No, Tony Stark is a brilliant, arrogant, wildly rich man who enjoys his position in Life immensely, and anything less than that would be untrue to what *I* think it means to be Tony Stark… or Iron Man!
I’d welcome any thoughts on the matter
Go see this movie!