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05 May 2008 @ 09:47 am
Almost everyone's already seen it, from the looks of my f-list this morning. I saw a showing last night, and let me just say - WOW. I am not a RDJ fan, but let me tell you - this movie made me like him - more, it made me love a character of his, and holy moly his arms! WTH is the world coming to, when RDJ can give me heart palpitations?

Anyway, it was a very good superhero movie, IMO, and more, just a good action movie. I highly recommend going to see it. Tony Stark is the most unlikely of heroic characters, and this ends up making him a very unusual superhero. He's not dark quite like Bruce/Batman, but he's sort of an anti-hero all the same. And I'm sort of in love with him.

~ I love that his answer to his company's weapons ending up in the wrong hands, is to design the biggest, baddest weapon he can think of - for only his own hands to wield. Because he doesn't trust anyone else to use it right.

~ I love his irreverent attitude. IT IS AWESOME. His dry sense of humor, his "who gives a fuck" about what the world thinks. (The best example of this is, of course, at the end. When he thinks "to hell with it" and breaks the cardinal superhero rule by telling the world who he is. *loves* It is also, of course, characterized in many other tiny moments throughout the film. He makes up his own rules, and has the strength of character to back up his (admittedly enormous) ego.

~ As an aside, I would LOVE to see a scene where Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne sit down for a couple of drinks. THAT would be an entertaining conversation. *ponders* I may have to write a drabble. Tony is sort of Bruce without morals. He has a conscience, he cares about what happens to people, but he doesn't much give a crap what he has to do to get there. Batman doesn't kill people. Ironman absolutely kills all the bad guys, and he doesn't feel the least bit guilty about it. I know, I know - one is DC, the other Marvel. But that's what crossovers are for!

~ My favorite Ironman scene in the movie is when the tank shoots him down. He picks himself up, and as he's shaking it off the tank almost shoots him again. Even with the metal suit, you can totally see how that pisses him off, and he shoots the tank with this tiny little rocket and turns his back to walk away before it even hits - he knows he hit it, that it's going to blow that tank to kingdom come, and the damn thing isn't worth his time to stand around and watch it happen. AWESOME.

~ Even though the Pepper/Tony romantic tension is predictable, it still totally and completely worked for me. I loved them! She's the only one who can really keep him in line, or make him feel in the least guilty about something. Ah, these billionaire playboys so need that person who will tell them when they're being complete idiotic a-holes. Bruce has Alfred, and Tony has Pepper, and those relationships work because both Pepper and Alfred love their charges. They put up with them, help them, and try their best to protect and care for them, despite what an impossible task that is. I also liked that Pepper didn't let him forget how he went off and left her on a balcony at that party and never came back. She loves him, but she is not a doormat, by any means. (Granted, Tony had a good reason for forgetting her at that moment, but still - her using it to deflate his ego later was fantastic.) And I loved that she contributed at the end, instead of just being relegated to the screaming woman who needs to be saved role.

I am planning on seeing this again next weekend, with Mark's parents. I am thoroughly looking forward to a second viewing!
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Signal to Noise: Iron Man Eyeun4scene on May 5th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
OMG, I'm in complete Tony Stark newly minted love too!

And the 'you're all I have too' scene... such ship. *sigh*
rhienellethrhienelleth on May 5th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
YES! I think my absolute favorite, though, was when they danced and she was so unsure because she totally loves him, and doesn't know what to do when suddenly he is seeing her/treating her like a woman he's attracted to.

And also, when he comes back from the dead (missing for 3 months) and she's waiting on the tarmac. I could almost hear her internal litany to herself, thanking God he was alive, trying not to completely out herself and her feelings by running over to him, hoping she can keep smiling instead of crying because she's so relieved to see him.

I mean, I totally got that from GP during that scene. And then the reserved dry humor of their greeting just undescored all of that internal feeling so perfectly! Well, to me. But I am such a sucker for this stuff.
annete: Fangirl Gleeanneten on May 5th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
I saw the movie on Saturday and plan on seeing it again.

I second your opinion of RDJ - OMG, when did he get so darn adorably hot?

I like the idea of a sit down between Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne. I think that it would be fascinating: Tony would be all charming and engaging (and probably mildly drunk), while Bruce would put on the facade of being interested while quietly being repulsed by the way Iron Man does business. If you write the drabble I would read it... or maybe it merits a drabble challenge? Hmm.

And where on earth did you get that way-awesome Iron Man Icon? We must haves it!
rhienelleth: ironman look uprhienelleth on May 5th, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
Tony would be all charming and engaging (and probably mildly drunk), while Bruce would put on the facade of being interested while quietly being repulsed by the way Iron Man does business.

INDEED. I also have this conversation in my head where they both know each other's alter egos, and Tony is all "You have some decent gadgets, but the batmobile? Could use some upgrades." And Bruce would sort of glower and "..." and Tony would just shake his head in this pitying sort of way, and say, "Come on, man, it doesn't even fly."

The icon? I made it this morning, because I had to have an Ironman icon - but feel free to take it and use it. :D
annete: Fangirl Gleeanneten on May 5th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
Yay! Taking the icon, and I will credit!!!

Thank you!!!!
SLAP BET COMMISSIONER: movies // iron man // hot rod redgoddesspharo on May 5th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
I'm in love with Tony Stark too. Man, oh man, that movie was fantastic! Like you, I loved that Pepper wasn't a damsel in distress and actually ended up saving the day. I thought RDJ and GP had really great chemistry and I swooned at the "you're all I have too" bits. Aww, cuteness! And the whole, "Are those BULLET HOLES?" bit made me laugh a lot.
Jara Dax: Lusty Heathen: [sg] let's dancewoodface on May 6th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
I'm pondering making my flist do an alternative review of this movie to tell me how hot Leslie Bibb was. I'm pathetic.
rhienellethrhienelleth on May 6th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
LOL! Well....she was pretty hot. Certainly much hotter than Gwyneth as Pepper. But she was only in the movie for maybe a combined total of fifteen minutes.

Still, I'm betting with Ironman's obvious success, she will start getting bigger roles now.
Jara Dax: Lusty Heathen: [fs] flirtwoodface on May 6th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
I hope omg! (I need to stop crushing on other half of my RP OTPs.)

Those 15 minutes are the only reason I'm considering watching this movie. *is pathetic*