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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Ferrous Felcher

We took advantage of my new found senior discount and checked out Iron Man 3 on thursday at the local theater. I had seen the first of the new franchise but must have missed number two and so the story line was a little disjointed.

Movie was really good but I have to confess Tony Stark was never one of my favorite superheroes when I was a fan as a kid. Another rich guy with a lot of toys. I could always read Richie Rich or Bruce Wayne if I needed that.

I was more of a X-Men, Avengers, Spiderman, Doctor Strange, Deadman,  FF kind of guy. Neurotic superheroes, Marvel was good at that. But I loved Jack Kirby and he and Heck were the original Iron Man artists so I tried to keep up with it when I could.

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Robert Downey Jr. is a great actor and came through with another awesome performance. Great damaged/wise ass dialogue. Paltrow was also really good, Cheadle same. Kid actor was super. Guy Pearce was uncharacteristically wooden and sort of lame as the villain, Mandarin. Ben Kingsley was excellent as the drugged out space case.

I guess what bothered me was seeing Cheadle in his own Iron Man suit and a million other Iron Man suits flying around. Hard to follow and confusing. Neat to see the Malibu house get destroyed. If you are a fan of mindless, brain numbing fantasy and wanton, gratuitous violence, like I am, then I urge you to see this film.

Really more excited about the new Wolverine and X-Men release if we ever get one.

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