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I'm going to see Iron Man-2…….

Iron Man 2

I never thought I’d like Iron Man …but me and the wife loved it!

And we’re happy for Robert Downey Jr. …

Who seems to be in control of his demons…..

“Iron Man 2,” the first superhero sequel of the summer, fulfills the basic requirements of the genre, which can be summed up as more of the same, with emphasis on more. Having introduced its physically and intellectually gifted, emotionally tormented protagonist in both his regular and alter egos, a comic book franchise will typically set out, in the second installment, in search of new villains, bigger suits, brighter gadgets and tendrils of plot that can blossom in subsequent sequels.

But sometimes — for instance in the recent Spider-Man, X-Men and Batman cycles — the second time is a charm, as filmmakers and actors use the reasonable certainty of financial success to take chances and explore odd corners of their archetypal, juvenile stories. “Iron Man 2,” directed by Jon Favreau from a screenplay by Justin Theroux, doesn’t achieve the emotional complexity of “Spider-Man 2” or the operatic grandeur of “The Dark Knight,” but it does try something a little bit new and perhaps, given the solemnity that has overtaken so much comic-book-based filmed entertainment, a little bit risky. It’s funny.

Mr. Favreau and Mr. Theroux are both accomplished actors — in “Iron Man 2” Mr. Favreau again plays Iron Man’s nebbishy gopher — and they have in effect turned this movie over to its game and talented cast. It’s not that the action sequences are badly executed; they just aren’t very interesting. The suits and explosions and C.G.I. flight simulations may have cost a lot of money, but more imagination has been invested in the film’s sleek and shiny look and, above all, in its jittery, loquacious and eccentric population of geniuses, frauds, playboys and bad guys.

More……..

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May 7, 2010 - Posted by | Aircraft, Blogs, Entertainment, Fiction, Media, Men, Other Things, Updates | , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. My wife saw him two weeks ago in the NYU langone Clinic for Oncology meeting with the young cancer patients.

    Comment by BenjaminDOG | May 7, 2010 | Reply

  2. i’m happy for him…i hope he continues to stay straight

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 7, 2010 | Reply

  3. going to see it saturday james. loved the first one.

    Comment by Terry Green | May 7, 2010 | Reply

  4. Me Too!

    The Mets just won 6-4 over Frisco…..Davis hit 2 Homeruns!

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 7, 2010 | Reply


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