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Monday, May 05, 2008

Loved that Iron Man!

Yes, it's Carnival Monday, but before the Carnival here are 10 reasons to love Iron Man:

1. The Taliban are the bad guys.
2. They're out in Afghanistan.
3. The military are dedicated, reliable, and trustworthy. Iron Man's best friend is in the Service.
4. The soundtrack's perfect.
5. You really believe Iron Man can fly.
6. There's a lot of humor thrown in, from Robert Downey Jr.'s testing of Iron Man gear to Stan Lee impersonating Hugh Heffner.
7. The Dude grew up, shaved his head, and became the bad guy.
8. The CEO is the superhero.
9. The superhero is an engineer. And engineering's fun and exciting.
and most important of all,
10. Robert Downey Jr. rocks! He's looking better than ever, he's in great shape, looks wonderful and gives Tony Stark just the right edge to be believable and fun at the same time.

He's hot.

I particularly liked the scenes where a Vulcan-like Stark forges his armor while imprisoned:

Not Vulcan, but Vulcan,
The Roman god of fire, especially destructive fire, and craftsmanship.
That Vulcan.

Go see it - and see it in a theater-sized big screen.

It's rated PG-13 for violence (including a torture scene), a sex situation, and some language.

IMDB page, You Tube trailer:

Superhero fashion soars in New York exhibition, via - who else? - Dave in Texas

Alabama Improper loved it.


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At 1:01 PM, Blogger Conservative Belle said...

Sounds like a good thing to get Engineering Guy to go see. The problem with taking an engineer to a film evolving around engineering is they nitpick it, finding all flaws.

Oh well, he'll like it anyway I'm guessing, based on your review.

At 11:42 PM, Blogger Pat Patterson said...

O/T-Vulcan was also associated with pottery because of the kilns that were used to bake the clay or melt the metals. The joke was that the Romans could always identify a worshipper of the lares of Vulcan by the scar tissue around the eye or eyes.

Vulcan, who lived in the fire of the kiln or oven, would stick out his firey finger and poke the eye of the curious who checked the furnace at the wrong time through the peep hole.


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