Saturday, January 17, 2009

Iron Man

Watched this tonight on DVD with Rachel.

Good adventure comics stuff.

Robert Downey Jr., as Tony Stark, was fun as the uber intelligent playboy prankster tough guy.

Gwyneth Paltrow, as Pepper Potts, was good as the loyal assistant, although slightly less believable when it came to the whole lonely thing.

Jeff Bridges, as Obadiah Stane, nailed the bad guy vibe.

Some of the plot development dragged a bit especially as the movie was building to its climax. There was a bit of a disconnect in the tempo between the slow buildup of the tension and moving the movie forward to the fast-paced action scenes, particularly in the scenes between Obie and Pepper in Tony's office and between Obie and Tony in Tony's living room.

Fun, smart and irreverent. A good combination.

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