I give to you the first of four posts that make up my Guide to Summer Movies. I will also be adding a conclusion post which covers my overall feelings about how the summer seems to be lining up plus I’ll post a table of contents page. The rest of the pages will be available by the end of next week.
The ratings are a score from 0-7. 0 means that I wish the movie had not even been made and 7 means that I’ll be buying my ticket beforehand just to make sure I get to see it on opening night.
Synopsis: From Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures comes Iron Man, an action-packed take on the tale of wealthy philanthropist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), who develops an invulnerable robotic suit to fight the throes of evil. In addition to being filthy rich, billionaire industrialist Tony Stark is also a genius inventor. When Stark is kidnapped and forced to build a diabolical weapon, he instead uses his intelligence and ingenuity to construct an indestructible suit of armor and escape his captors. Once free, Stark discovers a deadly conspiracy that could destabilize the entire globe, and dons his powerful new suit on a mission to stop the villains and save the world. Gwyneth Paltrow co-stars as his secretary, Virginia “Pepper” Potts, while Terrence Howard fills the role of Jim “Rhodey” Rhodes, one of Stark’s colleagues, whose military background leads him to help in the formation of the suit. Jon Favreau directs, with Marvel movie veterans Avi Arad and Kevin Feige producing. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, All Movie Guide
Opinion: With all the good buzz Iron Man is getting I have become pretty interested to see how it turns out. The fact that RDJ is playing Tony Stark really increased my curiosity. I will admit that my expecation is to have a good time and just run with what the movie provides. Like most blockbusters though, I have a feeling that it will be fun but I’ll probably never watch it again afterwards. Actually, I’ll change that statement I will watch it again, even if it is not good once my son is a bit older since I’m sure he will want to see it.
Rating: (6) – I am actually looking forward to this and its on my list to see for sure.