Had some free time before the conference so Row and I got in Ironman.
What a cool ride. Great movie, great themes, great action, great acting.
I hate halloween but if I liked it – I’d be Ironman for it.
If you go see it – stay till the VERY END of the credits.
You should do this anyway of every movie you see to allow the movie to sink into, to see if anything sticks with you after the movie. To get up and start talking the minute the credits roll is an amateur way to watch a film. Plus you might miss a cool extra scene.
Parent Meter: If you’ve got a middle schooler, roll with them to see the movie. The start of the film has a suggestive sex scene – it’s not graphic but it’s not subtle either. I’ve yet to understand the purpose of most scenes like this in movies. It’s like you’re watching a great movie then – BAM – “We interrupt this movie to give you 15 seconds of sex!” BAM – back to the movie. This is one movie where the director could justify it because he’s trying to show us how depraved, self-focused Tony Sparks is at the beginning of the film.
The problem is this – he had already done that with dialog and key pictures he had already shown us. So was it justifiable? Yes. Was it necessary? No. Most of the time, it’s neither. Again – it’s not an over the top scene. BUT without the scene – I could have taken my whole family (minus Cayden who I think could care less about action heroes. A parental flaw that I’m working hard to correct).
Bridges and Downey bring it. They both absolutely nail these characters. It’s always a good thing when the acting matches the action. This one does.