Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

5.05.2008

I am Iron Man

We went to see Iron Man on Saturday night, just me and Army of Dad. I had thought about taking Hot Rod with me, but I'm glad I didn't. I think it would have been way too intense for the 8-year-old. There were plenty of little kids in there and none seemed to emerge from the theater with a 1,000-yard stare, but ... I would NOT recommend this movie for kids under 10 or 11. Or, at the very least, see it before you take the kids.

The reason I say this is because the main bad guys in the movie are terrorists. With the world the way it is today, I just fear that some of the themes are a little too intense for small children. Plus, the violence is pretty rough. There were plenty of times that I shielded my eyes in Army of Dad's chest (ok, that is a bonus for me, but I am not a 7-year-old kid). With my disclaimer in place, let me just say that the movie effing rocked. Yes, it did, ladies and gentlemen. I highly recommend it. It has a great plot beyond just a groovy action hero comic book guy. You actually see some character development. Is some of it predictable? Well, yeah, but its based on a comic book for cripe's sake, what do you want for your $7? I loved it, though. And, ladies, let me just say that you'll be panting at a few scenes of Robert Downey Jr. *fanning self* OMG. I've always thought he was cute. But, he has since graduated to HAWT! Oh yeah, guys, there is also a very downplayed but beautiful Gwyneth Paltrow. *purring* She, too, is beautiful.

And, stay till after the credits are over ... you'll be glad you did. The voice of one of my favorite actors comes across the theater before you see him - with a promise of the next film in what is going to be a great series.

4 Comments:

  • At 1:57 PM, May 06, 2008, Anonymous Dwight Wannabe said…

    I caught the late show here in Cleveland last night.

    Much like Batman Begins I thought it was a very compelling story... right up until he put on the final Mach 3 suit. The actual Superheroes battling thing just strikes me as boring. You know how it's going to end.

    But the origin story was darn good. I've always thought RDJr was an amazing actor.

    Gwenyth? No-yth. Nothing pisses me off more than hot, busty, impossible redheaded sexpots from the comic books being played by stick-skinny, snaggletoothed blonds with an eighth ounce of red ManicPanic washed into their tresses (See also Kirstin Dunst.)

    For the love of God. Isla Fisher or Rose McGowen would have been so much better casting. Or Amy Adams. If you saw her role in Charlie Wilson's War you'd know how much better she'd been in the role and how much hotter she is in high heels.

     
  • At 3:17 PM, May 06, 2008, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Well, gotta love a guy who doesn't like skinny chicks. :)

     
  • At 6:48 AM, May 07, 2008, Blogger Submariner said…

    DW is ABsofreakinglutely on target. CB babes were always shaped like a teen-aged boy's ideal, so these Hollywierd casting calls that make them into lollipops is horrible. I like Gwenyth as an actress, but this is about as good a casting job as when somebody selected John Wayne as the Centurian that nailed JC to the cross.

     
  • At 10:21 AM, June 05, 2008, Blogger Phattone said…

    I loved the film. Took my son to see it and as he has been an Iron Man fan for ages, since I gave him a old copy of one of my 1970's comics.

    He is going to get loads of Iron Man toys for his birthday.

    Will have to have a clear out of those transformers! They are so last year.

    He wants to sell them on jumbleworld.

    If you are stuck with loads of old toys you should give them a look. Its a really safe place for them to learn how to trade and stuff. Its a real baby ebay.

    toy auctions

     

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