May 17, 2010

Superheroes



I read comic books only intermittently as a child, but for some reason I love superhero stories— be they in novels, TV shows, movies or whatever.

This is why I jumped at the chance to see Iron Man 2. No real reason— I never read Iron Man comics and whenever I came across him in other ones he always seemed lame. But Iron Man 2? Other SadBear associates might have dissenting opinions (I'm not sure what Drew thinks, actually... I know he loves Wolverine), but to me it was unambiguously awesome. Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson? Check. Mickey Rourke speaking Russian? Double Check. Soundtrack that's heavy on AC/DC, the Clash and Daft Punk? Triple check.

There's not even that much action in the movie. Maybe three real fight scenes. The rest of it is filled with Robert Downey Jr. being a quick-witted asshole. (So basically, it's Robert Downey Jr. playing the same character he always plays. I'm fine with that.)

I'll probably never read many more superhero comics. Not because they're juvenile or anything, but because I just don't have time. But you can bet that as soon as the next superhero movie comes out in theatres, I will be there. (Which means that I am totally going to splurge and see Thor when it comes out next year. I don't even care.)

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5 Comments:

Blogger K. Harvey said...

Vanessa and I just got done with Spidermans I, II, and III.
And I could watch Robert Downey Jr. talk all day. I mean that literally. All day. Something about the way his mouth moves when he talks. Mesmerizing. It's like watching a spider make a web, you can't look away.
And that last comment was not meant to relate to the Spiderman movies, but I guess it does. Talk about an air-tight comment.

May 17, 2010 at 8:15 PM 
Blogger Tony Gonzalez said...

Katie and I did the Spiderman tour a couple months back too. I prefer II.

May 18, 2010 at 7:46 AM 
Blogger JHitts said...

Spidey 3 is kinda dumb. I like the first one, I think.

May 18, 2010 at 3:25 PM 
Blogger Daniel Silliman said...

Robert Downey Jr. is amazing, and I agree, I could totally watch him all day. I don't even know why. It's not like he's acting, but Jesus.

May 18, 2010 at 4:25 PM 
Blogger Margaret Anne said...

He does have some pretty nice eyelashes.

May 21, 2010 at 7:30 AM 

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