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IRON MAN (spoiler free)

First observation: not nearly as crowded as I'd expected. But I went to the 8pm, and apparently the 9pm was the crowded one.

Second observation: Good lord that girl in the upper rows has a big loud rude mouth, I can hear her easily over the top of the music playing in my headphones. AND... now they've cranked up the theatre music, so they're drowning out my headphones. Time to put away the EEE and just wait for the...

Third observation: OH MAN. Trailericious! They're really front-loading the summer movies this year!

Fourth observation: I was right, the Hulk does look unaccountably artificial when viewed next to all the other real things. Rubber dinosaur artificial, but that MAY just be the strange skin texture they chose.

Fifth observation: M. Kaniggit Shamalamadingdong certainly has become a self-parodic cliche. And this time, he's got a trailer which is creating fake suspense by blasting out painful levels of sound, with the 14 cycle subsonics boosted. I hated that in Jurassic Park and I hate it now.

Sixth observation: movie. Good. Movie VERY good. Movie so good that I will probably go again when I can.

Seventh observation: The freaking movie is NOT over yet, why is big mouth loud rude girl talking on the phone and why omighod I do NOT need to know what you were doing in the shower or why, shut up shut UP.

Eighth observation: Ah, she's shut up. Perhaps someone applied the Giant Mallet of Correction.

Ninth observation: I WANT that kind of Armor for City. Heck, I wouldn't MIND it for real life but in real life we have no special energy source that acts like that thing does.

Tenth observation: IT IS ALWAYS a good idea to stay through the end credits at a Marvel Supers movie.
And this time is no exception.


And note, I stop at ten observations for a cutesy reason having to do with something in the film, thus preventing myself from actually mentioning the clever reference to the Mandarin, the clever Rhodey thing, and of course the last clever thing.
Have to say, though, that parts of the story were pretty much predictable (though not in a bad way at all, tropes can be good,) and also, that is one DAMN deep canister that Pepper is reaching into.

Oh yeah, edit to add: DO NOT take children under the age of ten to this. There's a few scenes that are really too adult, and the four or five year old sitting behind me asking "who is that, why are they doing that" all through the film got really old.
It's not so much that it's a subtle film as that it's a film for people who have the context to know what's going on.

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supermatt41
May. 2nd, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
Love the review and hope to see the movie soon myself, sans the big mouth loud rude girl, although I suspect she has a sister or brother who is waiting for me to enter the theater so s/he can sit directly behind me.

And thanks for the tip of sitting through the credits. Nothing pisses me off like finding out I left the theater too soon.
sinick
May. 2nd, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
Bugger. I didn't stay to the end credits. Wot happened?
sinick
May. 2nd, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
"Smell that? You smell that?
Sequels, son. Nothing in the world smells like that.
I love the smell of sequels in the morning!"

(drops bad Kilgore impression)

Thanks a lot for the clue-in! Mmm, nummy sequels...
snobahr
May. 2nd, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
EEEE! I wanna see it! EEEE!!!
foomf
May. 2nd, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
Remember. Stay through the end.
snobahr
May. 2nd, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
Dood. We just shelled out $8 (at least) per person. I'm gonna get my munnies worth! Of course I stay through the end!
kwsapphire
May. 5th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
Yeah.. Master, Shon and I were like "... where did his sternum go?" But we all agree, excellent movie.
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