There aren’t that many new movies that I can watch over and over. As a matter of fact, lately, I usually watch a new movie in the theater, then buy it and watch it . After that, it sits there, along with hundreds of other movies I own, untouched and never watched again, until perhaps a friend or guest wishes to see it. Now, I say this, because this was not the case with “Iron Man.” Yes, this movie was a breath of fresh air, it had charm and charisma, mostly shooting at us from Robert Downey Jr.’s direction. Honestly, he never lets me down. He donates his heart to every project he works on, and it is more than obvious with his performances.
Another thing that impressed me with “Iron Man” was that it was an origin story of a comic book super-hero, and I actually loved it. I usually never like origin stories, they change the original story from the comics so much that they distort what is important, and it usually takes forever to get to what we really want to see. But not with “Iron Man.” The pacing, the fun, the action and the special effects all kept my interest piqued throughout. As a result, I can watch “Iron Man” over and over.
This brings up the subject at hand: “Iron Man 2.” It appears that this sequel may actually follow along the already ingenious course layed out by the first. So far, everything I have seen in the two trailers has been worth cheering for. I am looking forward to this film, and I am so glad it is just around the corner. We have Don Cheadle’s War Machine, Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and more of Gwyneth Paltrow’s surprisingly good character, Pepper Potts.
Now, in the “Iron Man 2” clip below, you won’t see any of those last four characters or much dialog or any spoilers. Instead, you will just witness the coolness that is the character of “Iron Man.” This clip may as well be a deleted scene from the first movie. Or perhaps that small surprise scene after the credits roll at the end of a movie that no one usually waits for. Except this is so amazing, you should have to wait! The special effect are so good, it is bound to stir-up some type of excitement in you for this movie. It has for me.
Go ahead, watch it. Allow Tony Stark to show you the proper way to “make an entrance.” It is one of those entrances a la Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” movies. Check it out and share your excitement in the comment section at right or in the “Iron Man” forum (http://itsjustmovies.com/forum?vasthtmlaction=viewforum&f=38.0).
“Iron Man 2” — directed by Jon Favreau — will hit theaters May 7.
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