Iron Man – 2008

I dig most films based on comic books and I like Robert Downey Jr.  Chalk this up to another no-brainer that I can’t figure out why I never watched it.

Because I decided to watch both Iron Man and Iron Man 2 back to back , I feel like I should have just put both in one entry but my obsessiveness makes me have to break them out.

Robert Downey Jr makes the perfect Tony Stark (I say this without having read the Iron Man comics and base it on personality alone) and I love Terrence Howard as Rhodey.  I went in knowing that Howard was out for the second film and while Don Cheadle is a great actor, it was a bit of a bummer to watch him and realize he won’t be in the second film.

Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t annoy me and I actually enjoyed her in this film.  Not annoying me is high praise.  Jeff Bridges looked like Mitch Pileggi’s demented and bearded twin but pulled off crazed nemesis perfectly.

This movie was fun.  And, really, that’s what I like most in a film. Not much of a write up for it, but that’s mostly because I’m writing this as I’m in the middle of watching Iron Man 2.  So I’m a little distracted.  🙂

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