Thursday, June 3, 2010
The movie begins with Stark in his metal suit jumping off a flying plane, to where the Stark Expo is being hosted- and why would he need a 'launching pad' exactly when he could have simply flew off from his malibu residence? The insistent use of red-yellow color combination thereafter is sickening to the eyes.
The script leaves many moments for Tony Stark to brood, allowing for some character-development, but the supporting cast including the pragmatic Pepper Pots played by Gwyneth Paltrow is left superficial. In all instances, the performance of other characters such as that of Whiplash and Black Widow are sacrificed to protect the ego of Tony Stark.
Throughout the movie, the protagonist has to go through no real trouble, and most fight scenes are lame. Don't get me wrong- the special effects are dumbfounding, but none of the action sequences in the movie are worth remembering.
Nevertheless, it's a refreshing change from the kind of superhero movies we are accustomed to, and personally I'm a huge fan. Let's just hope for a better sequel.
Here's an Iron Man sketch by me.