Sunday, September 09, 2007

Let The Geekery Begin

In the spectrum of recent movies based on Marvel Comic Books, with Daredevil at one end, and X2 at the other, the new Iron Man trailer makes it look like a Spidey2/X1; at worst a Hulk (which is actually pretty damn stunning in my book)...

Here's hoping.


At 1:32 PM, Blogger Christopher said...

Ungh, ungh, ungh, Oh God, Oh God!

*Must STOP salivating!*

Okay, but seriously, IM was my fave comic from when I was a kid - I always thought he was the coolest superhero, because he wasn't: A.) An alien from another planet; B.) accidentally dosed with some magical/chemical/biological/psychic/radioactive/otherbullshit substance; or C.) a mutant. Iron Man is the ultimate fanboy fantasy (along with Batman) - the self-made superhero, proving that ANYBODY (with sufficient money, time, talent, and yet-to-be-invented technology) can fly at Mach-2 speeds, shoot laser beams out of their chest, stash vials of "unstable freon" in their underwear, and roller skate (I LOVED IM on skates!) at 100 mph!

I'm also really excited about the Adi Granov, "Extremis" inspired production design, plus the casting of Robert Downey, Jr. as the latent-alcoholic Stark - effin' brilliant!

And I agree, IM has the potential to score well up with the best-made of the recent Marvel film adaptations - which, when they're good they're VERY good, but when they're BAD, they're "The Punisher" or "Daredevil" as you note.

At 6:37 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Yeah, that's pretty fucking sweet. Oddly enough, my favorite bits were all at the beginning when it's just Robert Downey, JR being a smartass.

At 7:10 AM, Blogger JJisafool said...

Well, me, personally, I've got a boner.

Robert Downey Jr is one of my all time favorite actors. Let's just hope the script does him and IM justice.

At 12:47 PM, Blogger the beige one said...

I always felt Iron Man was one of the better heroes out there...I liked that he still took the time to enjoy is money, and inveterate playboy status.

And the fuggin' suit's awesome.

Yeah, this is big time kid-wish fulfillment material here; and how did Jon Favreau become a go to director?

At 11:01 AM, Anonymous flamingbanjo said...

Nice use of the Sabbath song, but those lyrics are gonna need a rewrite.


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