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If there's one movie you see this year about an alcoholic genius inventor that ends up creating a suit of powered armor and goes about kicking all kinds of ass after he has a crisis of conscience then make sure Iron Man is that movie.

Holy shit!

It was... it was...

It was damn near perfect.

It is quite possibly the most fun and dead on balls awesome comic book to film adaptation that I've ever seen.

In the world of awful films made from comics, this one is a shining gem of how to do it right.

Thank you Jon Favreau.

I knew from the moment I saw the leaked image of Tony Stark in the original thrown together armor I knew there was going to be something special here.

Everything about this film turned out great!

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And if you are saying to yourself "I want to see a fantastic movie that has superheroes in it during the dark era of the 1950's McCarthy hearings" then look no further than The New Frontier, the film adaptation of DC: The New Frontier.

Fantastic!


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I saw it a couple of days ago & I've only got 2 words to describe it...

Friggin' Awesome!!!

SPOILERS AHEAD

The beginning seemed a little weird in how they started with Stark being captured & then they showed the preceeding 36 hours, & then back to Tony being captured again (I guess they had to grab the audience's attention first)

I lurved how the seeds were planted for War Machine & the last line of the movie, but like Spidey 3 with Venom, the name "Iron Monger" was spoken of only in the context of what Stark Industries had become - & not referring to Obadiah Stane's creation in it's own right.

Ooh, I can't wait for Iron Man 2

Yes, this movie was great fun. You could almost say it was "assembled" for just that. :)

100% agree. We were in the theatre Saturday, 11am. I almost cried, it was so good.

yeah, i liked it, and i am not even a comic book reader. it was a good movie, worth the price of admission for sure!

I loved how the whole thing was played completely straight. I was explaining to Leni, no one was really chewing scenery. No one was crazy megalomaniacal, everyone just wanted their own piece of the pie, which made it more believable. Robert Downey Jr. was perfect.

I cried during the indiana jones trailer.

Kelmeister, I get teary-eyed every time I hear the Indiana Jones theme.

I would rank Iron Man right up at the top as my favorite superhero movie of all time. And I'm a Spider-Man film. This movie was fantastic!

If you haven't seen it yet, MAKE SURE YOU WATCH ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE END CREDITS!!! There's a nice little surprise at the end. I won't spoil it for you (unless you ask).

I'm a Spider-Man FAN, I should say.

Totally loved this movie!! For those that don't know, stay and sit through the credits. It gets better.

I think it was one of the best Marvel Movies to date. I just loved the whole thing.

Damn, I have to wait til the local Odeon has it in with subtitles... They really care about deaf people in this country(!)

M.

Yeah, well, the biggest problem is that cinemas that do show subbed films in this country, usually put them on around 1pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays. They evidently think that we deaf boys and girls don't go to work!

:o|

M.

Happens here, too. Cant remember what the final tally was, but I think there were only 2 times/wk and ONE MOVIE that was subbed, when SwedishElf was looking to take her mom to the movies.

Nala: I'm glad to hear that Favreau did a good job. I'm seeing this movie later this week. Also, you might want to check out the Favreau-scripted Iron Man: Viva Las Vegas comic that comes out this Wed.

I'm very much looking forward to it now, based on what you've said about the movie. I've hated most Marvel movies so far and when I heard about the Iron Man movie, I was really hoping that it wouldn't be a debacle like the first Hulk movie or that Ghost Rider bollocks.

Nala, you pretty much summed it up. This Iron Man movie was nearly perfect, and that's coming from a major Shellhead fan. I have about 18 years worth of IM comics, and had every single toy at one point.

"Hulk was awful. Ghost Rider was awful and I never finished watching it. Daredevil was mediocre at best. Elektra was awful. X1 and X2 were ok. X3 felt empty. Spider-Man 1 and 2 were fantastic. #3 was ok but felt so crammed. Fantastic Four was ok and I actually really liked the 2nd one."

I really enjoyed Daredevil, X1, and X2. Same with Spidey 1 and 2. The rest were mediocre. The FF movies get points for trying though, I guess.

Apparently Robert Downey Jr, makes an appearance as Stark in the new Hulk movie, as it appears that they are moving towards an Avengers movie.

See, I loved X2, liked X1, but agree on your assessment of X3. I find Spider-Man 1 and 3 painful to watch, but enjoyed Spidey 2 thanks to the casting on Doc Ock. I agree with you on FF1 and 2.

But I think Hulk has some charm to it. It's just missing a great villain at the end. And I don't mind either Daredevil or Elektra.

But then I think Superman Returns is possibly the greatest superhero movie ever.

(Anyway, Ironman is scheduled for Thursday and I am really excited now.)

X 1 and X2 were awesome, X3 felt "off". Spiderman 1 and 2 were good, but 3 had way too much going on. And still not enough "Spiderman"! FF 1 was dull, and I didn't see the second. Daredevil was mediocre, but Elektra was a little better (not much). Blade 1 and 3 were good, but didn't care for the second. Ghost Rider and Hulk both blew, as did Superman Returns. It put me to sleep! Batman Begins was very good, and I can't wait fo Dark Knight. I also want the new rebooted Hulk to be good, hopefully they do it right this time.

I think Nala fell asleep in Superman Returns, too.

X3 and Spider-man 3 tried to cram too much into one film. DD was bad, Elektra was worse (we laughed through that one). FF1 didnt do much for me, but FF2 was just fun. Ghost Rider could've been good, but Hulk -- ick... and don't get me started on Catwoman. I've got high hopes for Dark Knight and Hellboy 2.

Giga-

Thanks, I totally forgot Hellboy 2 was coming. Love the character, and Ron Perlman was great, but in the first he was an awesome character wandering around in search of a film.

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