Friday, May 9, 2008

Playboy Hero -- Iron Man

Every woman loves bad boy. Actually every ONE loves bad boy.

Nowadays people are so bored of super heros like Superman that has "zero defect", or the "next-door-boy" Spiderman. Now they are all after darker ones, like Batman, like Iron Man.

Actually I've never heard of this comic before the first trailer of this movies released. So I google some background materials, but basically you don't really need them if you have already made your mind to go for the movie itself.

There's one more thing in common between Iron Man and Batman, that they are "built", instead of "born". To be more specific, you can call them "DIY heros", cuz all their equipments are self-developed, and they use such equipments to complete those "mission impossible", such as, flying. So you can imagine that they must be very, very, very rich to afford the equipments. Well, the Iron Man movie is just like "Batman Begins", to tell the story of how a man starting to turn himself into a super hero.

To be exact, this man is better to be called a playboy. Dated 12 cover girls of FHM within one year, an "achievement" that makes every guy envy. And why every woman thinks that she could be the 13th and last one?

The script, unfortunately, is too supportive for Uncle Sam, but the footage of Iron Man is wise and full of humor, so we just pretend that we did not see the Afganist war.

It's really a waste of Gwyneth's talent to let her play such a role that with so little to present. But you just cannot get any blonde to do this, too risky. Dilemma.

The best supporting role is the black "buddy", while the "white bad olddy" is soooo obvious and sooooooo stupid! (Imagine you see your opponent playing around with YOUR computer, and you continue flirting with her?!)

The special effect of the Iron armour shows great power in the scene of fighter fighting, but the final dual between the two "big guys" is relatively dissappointing. You have all the missles, machine guns, etc., yet you fight like a football player?

My favorite scene is when Robert demo the super missle at the beginning, the whole moutain seems to be flattened, and don't forget the hats... If Robert fastened his hat before that, will be even more funny.

I bet that Marvel will never let go such a money-making topic, so we can expect the sequel quite soon. What I expect more is what kind of chemistry will happen between Robert and Gwyneth next time.

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