Wednesday, May 2, 2012
"I Am Iron Man"
Tony Stark is a flawed, fallen man who profits on war. He is a jerk to people in general and a cad to women in particular. In the storyline of the first Iron Man movie, his flawed character becomes a physical problem when his heart is damaged. When his life is saved and he acquires a “new heart,” his outlook on life changes as well… for the most part. He still struggles with his basic personality issues, but he tries to do the right thing. Downey’s performance, the way that Iron Man is tailor made to look well in CG, and the rare authenticity that the Stark-Potts romantic tension plays out, are all contributing side issues that help make this film so great.
Spoilers for “The Avengers” after the pic:
Where it does not feel like an Iron Man movie is the way we combine this sort of plausible hero with the far out fantasy of monsters and gods, but more on that later…