One of my buddies got lucky and scored some preview tickets for a preview screening of Ironman, starring Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, and Jeff Bridges. (Thanks Bob!)
First of all, since I am already accustomed to the quality that Marvel demands of the films that portray its characters, I did have a pretty high level of expectation walking in to the film. Let me be the first to tell you - I was blown away.
Typically, I walk into a film and get exactly what I expected out of it. Not so with Ironman. I walked out with a higher appreciation of not only Robert Downey, Jr., but also the Director - Jon Favreau.
Kudos to all who made this film possible. If I was a film critic, (and I am a closet critic) I would give this film 4 out of 5 stars. Errr.. Closets! Hehehe...
This is most certainly a theater movie. Even if you are not a typical super hero fan, there is a little bit for everyone in this movie - and they did it without going overboard. Remember the Episode I fiasco with Jar-Jar Binks?!