Thursday, May 22, 2008
"Ironman" is as perfect a summer action movie as I've seen in a long, long time. As I was thrilled to see it in the gigantic Cineramadome -- which is a great place to see big summer pictures.
Robert Downey, Jr. plays a soulless, ultra-rich, ridiculously cool arms merchant who ultimately witnesses the devastation caused by his "product" and regains his soul by building a wonder suit of metal and taking out the bad guys. (Well, actually he doesn't take out ALL the bad guys. That's what sequels are for.)
The special effects really impress and director Jon Favreau's hip style really comes through on the screen.
No wonder this flick has been such a big hit.