Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Iron Man Movie?

Enough with the political and religious crap, let's get to something important -- there's gonna be an "Iron Man" movie! Check out the IMDB entry. And the big breaking news apparently is that Robert Downy Junior is going to play Tony Stark (aka Iron Man). I have to say, I'm curious to see how this turns out. I always liked the character and the computer graphics nowadays seem likely to be able to do the special effects justice. And goodness knows, RDJ has the background to play an alcoholic.

My boss asked me once why I don't rush out to see any super-hero movie that comes down the pike, given that I love super-heroes so much. For instance, I refused to see "Fantastic Four". Basically, I avoid bad super-hero movies exactly because I like super-heroes so much. I hate seeing them done poorly, I just want to tear out what little hair I have left. Hopefully "Iron Man" will be more in the "Spider-Man"/"X-Men" mold and less in the "Fantastic Four"/"Punisher" one, but only time will tell.


Reel Fanatic said...

When I saw this news I was just thrilled ... Downey is indeed one heck of an actor, and as you pointed, he has battled many of the same demons that Tony Stark does in the story

adam H said...

the director hasn't been involved in anything decent other than an episode of seinfeld...where he played a clown. the writers have only done one movie before, which i've never heard of. this will most likely suck!

Anonymous said...

I read once that when asked why he had such problems kicking his drug addictions, Robert Downey Jr. said he felt like he had a loaded gun in his mouth, and he liked the taste of metal. Think that's why he got the part? -- DHA

Anonymous said...

You know, Iron man-- taste of metal. Sometimes, I'm too obtuse!!