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Posted: Fri, 2nd May 2008, 3:25am

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Omg, it was the shit. 10/10

Make sure you stay until after the credits!

Best. Marvel. Movie. Yet.
Posted: Fri, 2nd May 2008, 3:52am

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I am Ironman...
Posted: Fri, 2nd May 2008, 7:58am

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I can vouch. Goodest ish from Marvel yet.
Posted: Fri, 2nd May 2008, 9:16am

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Definently the best superhero film I've seen, a great film! Robert Downey Jr. is perfect as Tony Stark! biggrin
Posted: Fri, 2nd May 2008, 10:57pm

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I'm ready to see War Machine. I'm ready to see the Avengers and I wonder if anywhere within the next 15-20 years we'll ever see Spidey in his Stark Armor...

I'm still so damn happy that this movie was amazing.
Posted: Sat, 3rd May 2008, 1:15am

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Just got back from the cinema.

Man am I glad we finally got a fantastic comic book film. It's been awhile. The last good film I can remember off the top of my head was Batman Begins.

I loved this film. It had bad-ass written all over it. And the jokes worked. I couldn't think of a better actor to have played as Tony Stark.

HIGHLIGHT FOR SPOILERS
That entire scene when he went back to the middle-east was soooo awesome! I love revenge scenes when they're done right. And I almost had a heart-attack in that scene after the credits biggrin
/SPOILERS

Now just bring on The Dark Knight!
Posted: Sat, 3rd May 2008, 3:21am

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I wouldn't say that its the best comic book film of all time, but it was definitely fantastic.

The bit after the credits was superb.
Posted: Sat, 3rd May 2008, 5:12am

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Dear God.

*SPOILERS*



The moment Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Tony Stark this movie was pure gold. The moment Samuel L. Jackson appeared in it as Nick Fury, the movie could shove pieces of coal up it's ass, wait 15 minutes, and poop out diamonds.

I hope you all like my allusion-based analogies, too. smile

*END SPOILERS*

A solid 8/10. In many ways, including pacing and pure entertainment factor-it's possibly the best superhero movie. Overall, while their aren't any glaringly even close-to-bad-parts; there are more developed movies like Batman Begins, Spiderman 2, and V for Vendetta that just barely outrace it to the top leagues of superhero movie fare.

Still a fantastically-entertaining, expertly-crafted, and perfectly-cast start to the big summer movies. To tell you the truth, I don't even care about Indy 4. Speed Racer, Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express, Hancock.

Honestly, the only summer movie I right now care less about is 'Wanted'.
Posted: Sat, 3rd May 2008, 6:33pm

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I agree with you except about the 'Wanted' movie. I'm not expecting oscar award winning stuff but I do think it'll be a very fun time at the movie theater.

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Posted: Sat, 3rd May 2008, 6:34pm

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Getting back on topic I thought the trailer for Indy 4 looked great and I can't see what all the fuss about speedracer is about.
Posted: Sat, 3rd May 2008, 6:38pm

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Japanime in live-action, Speed Racer, Emile Hirsch, John Goodman, Christina Ricci, The Wachowski Brothers: What isn't there to hype about?

Oh, and the new Indy trailer had the same effect as the first. Nothing really exciting and kind of a mellow ending to the trailer. Looks much like 'King Kong with Harrison Ford' still, which is unfortunate.
Posted: Sat, 3rd May 2008, 6:41pm

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Matrix 3.5? smile

Granted indy 4 looks like more of the same, but isn't that exactly what we want?
Posted: Sat, 3rd May 2008, 7:19pm

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Kid wrote:

Matrix 3.5? smile

Granted indy 4 looks like more of the same, but isn't that exactly what we want?
I'd say sure, but in this day and age it seems to have more post-2000 polish common in all current summer blockbusters than it does Indy-ish-ness. And since Indy has and always was intended to be one big action/adventure-palooza; combining the genericness of both of these things just makes the whole movie seem kinda 'meh'.

Shia Labeouf and Harrison Ford are the only reasons I'll see it. And I had such high hopes. Hopefully I'm still proven wrong. I think it'll be very hard to top Iron Man. The Dark Knight will do it, obviously, but others will have a tough time.
Posted: Sat, 3rd May 2008, 9:12pm

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... ummmm...

*SPOILERS*

I thought Iron Man was pretty sweet. 10/10 easy. The only thing I could gripe about is Samuel L. Jackson...

He should have said,
"I'm Nick Fury, I'm here to warn you about these MOTHER F***ING SNAKES in this MOTHER F***ING HOUSE!"

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Posted: Sat, 3rd May 2008, 9:45pm

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Dragon,

you may want to make a spoiler warning for people that haven't seen that part.

And I'm just going to say this again. Iron Man Rocked!
Posted: Sun, 4th May 2008, 12:12am

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The cinema I went to shut the curtains and turned off the projector while the credits were still rolling... sad

Apart from that (and the old lady who wouldn't let four of us sit in four empty seats next to her...) I thought it was brilliant !!

It's the first movie that I've seen at the cinemas in a long time and what a good one to see !

8.5/10
Posted: Sun, 4th May 2008, 12:23am

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Pretty kick ass. Downey Jr. was perfect as Ironman. And Dragon, he should have said(Highlight), "I'm Nick Fury, and I'm a mushroom cloud layin' mothaf*cka, mothaf*cka!"
Posted: Sun, 4th May 2008, 1:10pm

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Meh... it was alright. I'd say it comes in 4th place for Marvel movies, right behind Fantastic Four, Batman Begins and Superman Returns.
Posted: Sun, 4th May 2008, 2:11pm

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Rating: +1

Gorion wrote:

Meh... it was alright. I'd say it comes in 4th place for Marvel movies, right behind Fantastic Four, Batman Begins and Superman Returns.
Batman and Superman are DC Comics...

</nerd factor>
Posted: Sun, 4th May 2008, 3:29pm

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Although I was more excited about the Indy trailer (which looks nothing like "King Kong", I'm surprised at how good Iron Man actually was. Indy 4 and The Dark Knight will beat it though.

8/10
Posted: Sun, 4th May 2008, 4:52pm

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I'm going to see it now. I really don't care about it as much as I care about The Dark Knight, but we'll see.
Posted: Sun, 4th May 2008, 11:16pm

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Alright I just got back from seeing it. It was pretty good. The story, the effects, the acting where all good. What blew it for me was my lack of interest to see it, but I still liked it. 8/10

I didn't get that whole SHIELD thing. What is that? I also didn't get the part after the credits. What does it mean. Again, what is the SHIELD. I'm feeling there's something cool going on but I don't quite get it. Someone please PM about it.
Posted: Sun, 4th May 2008, 11:45pm

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Wowwow - 100 million dollars over the weekend domestically.

The summer movie season has officially begun, and I'm loving it!
Posted: Mon, 5th May 2008, 9:16am

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.H.I.E.L.D. wrote:

S.H.I.E.L.D. is a fictional, comic-book counterterrorism and intelligence agency in the Marvel Comics universe. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in Strange Tales #135 (Aug. 1965), it often deals with superhuman threats.
From what I understand, it's an inter-Marvel comic book (and now movie) government agency that, as the quoted text says, "deals with superhuman threats."
Posted: Mon, 5th May 2008, 4:19pm

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Atom wrote:

I'd say sure, but in this day and age it seems to have more post-2000 polish common in all current summer blockbusters than it does Indy-ish-ness.
I think it looks like it has everything the other ones had. I'm not quite sure what you mean by "post-2000 polish" but since when is polish a bad thing? unsure It seems like it's gonna be Indiana Jones made in 2008...... what's wrong with that?

As for Iron Man, it looks really, really good and I definitely want to see it, although I'm more excited for The Dark Knight and Indiana Jones.


-Jabooza
Posted: Tue, 6th May 2008, 10:31pm

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Iron Man 2 seems set... I won't post the article itself since they talk about Iron Man spoilers but here is the link...

http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/91403


Other Marvel movies bandied about can be found in this link, and the reference spoilers in the upcoming Hulk movie, so.... you've been warned.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/05/0 ... 00216.html
Posted: Sat, 10th May 2008, 7:01am

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I just saw it! It was awesome. My parents and siblins now hate me for having all of us wait until the end of the credits (which took like ten minutes) but it was worth it to me. Pretty cool.
Posted: Wed, 14th May 2008, 2:52pm

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I saw it. It was indeed awesome. My only small complaint is that SPOILERS! (highlight to read): once the bad guy put on the giant Iron Man suit, he seemed to become a whole lot more evil than he was before. And he seemed to be kind of cliché: it seemed like the classic bad guy who some how made himself big and powerful at the end of the movie, and he seemed to have the exact same really deep voice too.


Other than that, the movie was awesome! I'm not sure I'd go so far as to call it the best Marvel or super hero movie ever though; for me, I think Spider-Man still beats it by a little bit.




-Jabooza
Posted: Wed, 14th May 2008, 3:57pm

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Does anyone know exactly how much of the suit effects were cg and exactly how many shots used the practical suit that was built?
Posted: Wed, 14th May 2008, 4:33pm

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Cool movie. Essentially, this was the classic superhero movie formula done to perfection:

-Introduction to the character
-Character obtains power
-Character gets revenge
-New bad guy shows up who is somehow linked to him or his immediate social circle
-Big showdown
-Conclusion

I expect The Dark Knight will be much more original and better than this, for that reason.

Still, a solid 9/10
Posted: Wed, 14th May 2008, 9:29pm

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Just watched it today! Good movie. I've always been a huuuge Robert Downey Jr fan, ever since I saw his amazing Charlie Chaplin performance. I loved him to bits during his drug-guzzling years and wished he'd get a break. Now he's got it and it's damn good. Gwyneth Paltrow was surprisingly good too - I haven't seen her in a movie in years and it was refreshing how good she was in comparison to...Shallow Hal. And she was given more to do than the average female bit-part, so that was cool.

Very cool movie, it was kind of watching a couple of movies I love, Iron Giant and Rocketeer, in one. But not the best superhero movie. Pooky summarised it well, it used cinematic formula very well, e.g. the friend becomes the enemy, the servant becomes the lover, certain items discarded become useful later on etc. It was incredibly predictable to watch. That doesn't mean I didn't love it either, but I think as a movie I will like Dark Knight more. I like movies that surprise me.
Posted: Wed, 11th Jun 2008, 6:47pm

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Finally saw Iron Man this weekend and it was really, really well done. In fact, it was probably the best comic book film I've seen and it worked on so many levels- the actors are all top notch and brought a certain credibility to the "incredibility" of the "superhero" world and from a story structure standpoint- yes, it is formulaic (as most are) but it was incredibly well executed. Faverau and Company did an awesome job of creating both an internal and external need for Tony Stark, providing him the appropriate impact character and using a good amount of SYMBOLISM in depicting the hero's journey- everything that was MISSING in the Indiana Jones film (OK- I went there!) I stayed for the credits (because I always do) and I chuckled at the appearance of Nick Fury - but it kind of let me down a bit because it was more like "Hey- here's Samuel L. Jackson!" Instead of "Nick Fury" I would have preferred a bit of traditional casting there- I love Sam Jackson, but in this it was a bit too obvious- I would have preffered someone that looked kind of like the old Nick Fury and although I like the prospect of an "Avenger's" film- I really don't like the way that all of these superhero movies tend to throw so much into the mix all at once- I mean I just got used to him being Iron Man, I'd like to see a story with just HIM first! Not a bunch of new heroes and villians and more CGI cartoons. This film balanced the CGI with the real mechanical effects VERY well- which for someone like me creates that "seamless illusion of reality" that gets lost in extended CGI sequences (Like Spiderman 3 - yuck! (I have to check out and check back in when the "video game" is over)

Overall- probably the most fun I'll have at the movies this year, but we'll see how they do with Batman- I LOVE the treatment of the Joker from what I've seen and I enjoyed Batman Begins overall.


-B
Posted: Wed, 11th Jun 2008, 9:19pm

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Bryan M Block wrote:

I chuckled at the appearance of Nick Fury - but it kind of let me down a bit because it was more like "Hey- here's Samuel L. Jackson!" Instead of "Nick Fury" I would have preferred a bit of traditional casting there- I love Sam Jackson, but in this it was a bit too obvious- I would have preffered someone that looked kind of like the old Nick Fury
I kind of agree with you here from a different standpoint. Samuel L. Jackson is such a great actor, hell he's a spectacular actor that I love to watch dearly, however, I'm constantly let down when he's put in Sci-Fi roles, specifically Star Wars and Jumper. It just... doesn't fit him. Everytime I think Samuel L. Jackson, I think of a guy in a suit holding a gun at a guy's head yelling, "English mothaf%$@#! Do you speak it?!" He plays that no-bullsh!t character that has sort of a comedic spin so very well. Maybe he likes playing Sci-Fi roles, but I just have never been 'awed' by him in a Sci-Fi flick.
Posted: Wed, 11th Jun 2008, 9:40pm

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Everytime I see him I think 'Where's the Snakes?'

But I do agree with you Fill, he should stick to real life-type characters.