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Iron Man

August 23rd, 2007 Posted in Movies

Marvel Comics is making yet another movie, this time it is Iron Man.  In their never ending attempt to turn out bad movies such as The Punisher, The Fantastic Four (both of them), Captain America – straight to video that one and I really like Captain America too, and finally – the Hulk they are now doing Iron Man.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved Marvel Comics back in the day when it was about the stories rather than the marketing.  When guys like John Byrne was working on  X-men they were great and the characters were good.  I picked up one the other day all about the “Superhero Registration Act”  or some such garbage and all I could think was it was a poorly disguised political piece about Gitmo and how much the liberals don’t like Bush (yes, Stan Lee is a big Clinton supporter).

So, anyway, back to the movie.  ILM is doing the special effects and from the shots I’ve seen, they got the armor right, it looks like Iron Man, but what I don’t get is that they got Robert Downey Jr to play Tony Stark.  WTF??  Is there anyone that looks at Robert Downey Jr and thinks “Wow, hero material right here”?  I seriously doubt it.

For my money, they should have picked Ed Quinn I mean he LOOKS like he would design a suit of powered armor and kick someone’s ass with it.  Robert Downey looks like he might build it but would then decide that he was kind of tired and take a nap for a while and then maybe he would get back to it later on at some time. And here is the plot synopsis of the movie:

When Tony Stark is forced to create a life support suit to keep him alive after an accident he decides to use the technology in his suit to fight crime.

Once again, WTF??  In the comics he was captured by the North Vietnamese and forced to build weapons for them.  He turns the tables on them, builds his suit of armor and busts out.  Now that is a good bio and story.  Just update it to North Korea and you have a winner.  I am sure that they changed it so no one would be “offended”.

Ah well, I just hope it doesn’t suck as bad as the Fantastic Four did.

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