Iron Man starring Robert Downey, Jr. was a great success in my opinion. Now, there are some super hero movies that I’ve liked and some I just haven’t cared for. This one was top notch though. I LOVED the fact that the reason Iron Man was created was the result of being taken hostage by militants in Afghanistan or wherever they were. They brought the war straight into the movie. I’ve written before and I’ll write again that in times of crisis, the world turns to super heroes. And shortly after 9/11, we were deluged with super hero movies. This movie doesn’t skirt around the issue of war, it jumps right into it. It’s GREAT!
While I’m on the topic of super heroes, here’s a list of some of my favorites (the heroes and the shows/movies inspired by them)…
Top on my list is Superman. I LOVE the old radio shows and The New Adventures of Lois and Clark (and yes, I’m a nerd…I have every season on DVD.) I’ve never gotten into Smallville, but I could see how it was be attractive. If it had come out when I was a teen, I may have gotten into it. As for the movies, I love the original with Christopher Reeves. 2 is pretty good, too. Honestly though, Superman Returns, the newest one, isn’t so hot.
Next on my list has GOT to be Spiderman. As a kid, I never cared for Spidey. I’m a convert with the new movies though. And hey, Tobey McGuire can pull it off.
Ghost Rider is one of the tops, too. Not sure if this started off as a comic book hero or not, but it’s a good one. And Nicolas Cage. Great stuff!
The Incredible Hulk was good when it was a TV show. The last release wasn’t good at all. The new release coming out looks amazing!
Never got into Elektra…
I LOVE Sky High. Not your typical, old fashioned super hero, but one non-the-less. Well, it’s later on a Friday. I’m going to try and finish up and head out!
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This post was written by jjanvrin on May 23, 2008