Monday, December 8, 2008

Iron Man

Jon Favreau, 2008 (8.2*)
This is another worthy entry into the comic book superhero into film genre, such as Superman, Spider-Man, Batman - it's another Marvel Comics character, so the film has more action and weaponry than say the Batman series, and is actually a pretty good combination of hard science fiction with gadgets not that far into the future, and fantasy, which allows our hero to become a small jet and therefore fly - you simply have to ignore the fact that he appears indestructible when he's really just a weapons inventing scientist! (Being protected basically by sheets of iron, I kept thinking of Fistful of Dollars!)
Jeff Bridges
is a perfect corporate 'Mr. Evil', but perhaps the biggest surprise is that Robert Downey, Jr. became a believable action hero, also that average comic actor (and sometimes indie director) Jon Favreau (Swingers) can direct a big budget action film! Wonders never cease...


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These are the individual film reviews of what I'm considering the best 1000 dvds available, whether they are films, miniseries, or live concerts. Rather than rush out all 1000 at once, I'm doing them over time to allow inclusion of new releases - in fact, 2008 has the most of any year so far, 30 titles in all; that was a very good year for films, one of the best ever.

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