12 May 2008, early morning

I watched Ironman over the weekend with a few of my friends. The film was brilliant, easily one of the best comic book films done to date. (In my mind it ranks up there with X-Men 2 and Batman Begins.) The film goes through the origin story of Ironman, changing the story somewhat to make it more contemporary: instead of being injured in Vietnam, Stark is injured in Afghanistan; he is saved by an Afghan scientist instead of a Vietnamese one; instead of fighting the commies he is fighting Islamic Jihadists. (I think there are a few other differences between the comic and the movie, but nothing too drastic.) Robert Downy Jr. is a perfect Tony Stark. I can’t imagine anyone else playing the part now. Ironman is a fun comic book film; it doesn’t try to take itself too seriously. It is at times very funny. Ironman is well worth seeing.

The official Ironman website.



  1. Why do I get the feeling that you didn’t stay till after the credits. I assume that if you did you would have posted something about that.

  2. I didn’t want to ruin it for anyone else. The post credits scene was HYPE.

  3. Just thought that everyone else would want to know that they should stay.

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