Sound Off: Iron Man - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
May 2, 2008
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? The 2008 summer movie season has officially kicked off with Iron Man - the latest superhero flick from Marvel courtesy of director Jon Favreau and actor Robert Downey Jr. Did it live up to the hype and your expectations? How did it deliver? Is Iron Man really the right movie to kick off this year's summer movie season? And the best question yet - does Iron Man kick Spider-Man 3's ass when it comes to the first week in May? Sound off below, leave your thoughts, and let us know what you thought of Iron Man.
To fuel the fire, I've seen Iron Man a total of three times already, and I still love it. There is never a dull moment, it doesn't snag on any big flaws, and delivers the way a solid comic book action movie definitely should. I think Jon Favreau has stepped in a taken Sam Raimi's place and become one of the great superhero / action movie directors in recent years; I would say he definitely kicks Michael Bay's ass! While I don't think Iron Man is necessarily the best superhero movie of all time, I do think it ranks up there in the top 10 comic book movie adaptations. And besides the movies that are yet to come this summer, Iron Man is easily the best comic book movie since Batman Begins.
And the last bit of discussion I need to bring up - how about Nick Fury?! And the Avengers? Is this too much for Hollywood or could this really be the time for the Avengers to finally make their appearance? Bring it on!