Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Iron Man or Why I hate Robert Downey Jr.
I'm an old school nerd. I read comics, played video games and listened to music produced by people much angrier than any human has the right to be. As a nerd I was eagerly awaiting the Iron Man movie. To sum it up, I wasn't nearly as blown away as everyone else was by this movie. Roberty Downey does a good job at playing himself...which I hear requires a tremendous effort by any actor...especially when thats all you do. The action was pretty cool...except for a couple of phantom tank shells...which I hear tend to explode, except when fired at Iron Man. The plot worked well enough. Maybe I was just expecting too much from this one. Maybe it's the fact that I never really got into Iron Man comics. Maybe it's because I ran out of popcorn 10 minutes into the movie (never split popcorn between more than 3 people). This movie was a B effort but with the hype of an A movie. Well at least Samuel Jackson is going to play Nick Fury...which makes sense I hear.