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55 Movies to Get You to Christmas – #11

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Iron Man


“Give me a scotch.  I’m starving.”

There’s a feeling you get at the end of a really good movie – it’s the best kind of pit-in-your-gut feeling – usually sparked by an amazing event or an incredible line delivered flawlessly.  I get that feeling when a really good movie ends in a way that makes me really happy, for instance, at the end of Pirates of the Caribbean, when the screen goes black as the compass closes after Johnny Depp says, “Drink up, me hearties, yo-ho!”  Once again, I found myself way too excited about life after watching Iron Man for the first time.  

Iron Man is the first in the trilogy (followed appropriately by Iron Man 2, and Iron Man 3 – apparently Iron Man is enough of a title).  The second movie is good, but not as emotion-inspiring, in my opinion, as IM1, and the third movie has an entirely different feel from the first two – so it’s hard for me to consider it a part of the trilogy.  I like what they did as far as his emotional and psychological growth, but it didn’t feel like an Iron Man film to me.  The last scene definitely redeemed any disappointment I’d had throughout the film though.  Science Bros.

I could write pages and pages about why Iron Man is the best super hero (I forgot to mention, Iron Man is my favorite superhero), but that would take a really long time and you probably already know how amazing he is anyway.  If you haven’t seen this movie, go see it.  If you have seen this movie, watch it again.  Robert Downey Jr. does an incredible job mastering the character of Tony Stark – so much so that it’s possible he is Tony Stark at this point, but that’s another story; the storyline is gripping and action-packed; the CGI is not disappointing; the supporting actors are also fantastic, but don’t get too attached to Terrence Howard.

What makes this film unique: We see a lot of glamour when it comes to superhero films.  Even Steve Rogers is glamourized in the sense that he is the nicest human being alive.  The humanity behind the character of Tony Stark is refreshing.  You always wonder what it would be like to be a superhero, and let’s be real, none of us would be as noble as Steve Rogers.  We would be much more like Tony Stark – who tries his best with the situation he’s presented with.  

Most underrated characters: Tony Stark, for being a realistic (although definitely narcissistic) human being and trying to fix the world overnight; Ho Yinsen, for being the most understanding, intelligent and considerate person in the movie.


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