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29 September 2008 @ 23:43
Iron Man was released this weekend and I got to see it before pretty anyone else on my flist!!


Anyway, I finally got to see it. I guess they didn't think it would be very popular, because they didn't even have a 12:01 showing on Friday night, like they did with Indiana Jones. Overall, it was pretty good, but needed more waistcoats.

Assuming there's a sequel, it looks like we'll see both War Machine and Nick Fury in the next film. The scene after the credits was well worth it. Samuel L. Jackson!? I didn't see his name in the credits... Oh, and there was a blink-and-you'll-miss-it reference to the Ten Rings. Could the Mandarin be the next villain? With a name change?

I liked the scenes with Tony Stark developing his armor best. Pepper Potts was weak -- her lines revealed a strong woman, but her posture and facial expressions told a different story. Another actress would have made all the difference. Most of the women were awful, but then so was Stark. How do you show that otherwise?

I think Marvel tries to be too "real world" sometimes -- it works thematically with series like The X-Men, where you have a general message. But I don't want to hear that a mecha powersuit can bring peace to Afghanistan or that Captain America can take out Hitler.

Stark x Rhodey? Y/Y?

Overall, my ranked list of "summer" films:

1) Speed Racer
2) Dark Knight
3) Iron Man
4) Indiana Jones.

Sparkly, shiny lights and waistcoats for the win. I'm so predictable.

Here be new Kuroshitsuji PVs. The action sequence with Sebastian looks so cool and it restored my faith after I heard there was going to be a VARIETY TV SHOW SPECIAL dedicated to butlers like Sebastian. If you've ever seen any Japanese variety shows, you'll know why that's horrifying. They are the TV programmes that international clip shows import so we can stroke our beards and marvel at the weirdness of Japan. Also I wasn't picked for either of the special events. Three out of three now -- how can one person be so unlucky? Is it really that popular or is it my name...?
N: hinokiirat on 29th September 2008 12:30 (UTC)
speed racer no. 1...that must be a first. :)
i haven't seen that yet, but i've only read bad things about it.

looking forward to sebastian!
Williamgenkischuldich on 30th September 2008 05:10 (UTC)
The thing about Speed Racer is that it does everything a good summer blockbuster is meant to do... take you to a whole new world, make you feel good at about it and leave you feeling exhilarated and amazed. It does that and it did it better for me than the other three.
susperia1susperia1 on 29th September 2008 14:01 (UTC)
damn i haven't seen iron man ye a lot of people are going on about how amazing it is!!
i've still to see dark knight and speed racer, which doesn't really get any good reviews @_@ lol, but since when does that stop me lol!!
anyway i thought indiana jones was alright but argh the ending !! am i the only one that thought it was stupid!! ? :O
Williamgenkischuldich on 30th September 2008 05:28 (UTC)
It IS pretty good, I just thought Speed Racer and Dark Knight were better. I suppose you'd have to realise how good I thought Speed Racer was though... :)

I thought it wasn't very good at all, but I'm a lot older now. I think its main problem was that it didn't feel consistent with the rest of the franchise.
Young Murdered Faery: ADVWP:  Vientoymfaery on 30th September 2008 03:07 (UTC)
That's kind of odd, considering I read somewhere there's an Iron Man anime in development by Madhouse that's planned to come out after the sequel is released in... 2010, I think.
Williamgenkischuldich on 30th September 2008 05:30 (UTC)
It's possible that Madhouse is aiming at American audiences or that they figured that everyone would have downloaded it by then (they were right in the case of almost everyone else I know). But really, I can't figure out their decision.
Jess: Speed Racerhideincarnate on 30th September 2008 03:35 (UTC)
I LOVE SPEED RACER. I didn't get to see Indi though...but otherwise, I agree with your ranking.
Williamgenkischuldich on 30th September 2008 05:33 (UTC)
Me too! I don't really know how to explain it to those who haven't seen it. Such a shame it bombed.
Jess: Speed Racerhideincarnate on 30th September 2008 09:39 (UTC)
I have a feeling if you weren't a fan of the show, you wouldn't bother to see the movie of your own free will. But I loved that show growing up. So screw those who never bothered to see it. I plan to buy the DVD!
Williamgenkischuldich on 1st October 2008 10:21 (UTC)
Actually, I never saw the tv series. I was drawn in by the promise of the Wachowski brothers and the sparkly action sequences.