Iron Man

We went to go see “Iron Man” last weekend at the Arclight Theater in Hollywood. It was great!

When I first saw the movie trailers a couple months ago, I wasn’t so sure I wanted to see it, as it looked a bit hokey.

But after the movie opened, everyone I heard from raved about it — which probably explains why it’s earned over $220 million in domestic box office just three weeks after release.

…having been entrusted to carry Iron Man, Downey sets the pace, establishes the tone and this big movie whirls along to keep up with him. Which it does; it fits Downey as smartly as his Iron Man jumpsuit.

Readers of movie reviews often think that critics hate the big Hollywood stuff and cherish only the little films about Romanian abortions or Iranian kids.

But some of us, this one anyway, knows that there’s an American style β€” best displayed in the big, smart, kid-friendly epic β€” that few other cinemas even aspire to, and none can touch.

When it works, as it does here, it rekindles even a cynic’s movie love. So cheers to Downey, Favreau and the Iron Man production company. They don’t call it Marvel for nothing.

From Time magazine.


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