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    Iron Man

    Going to see this tonight (babysitter procurement permitting)
    anyone seen any bootleg copies or anything! it looks like it could be well dodgy but I'm a comicbook movie genre whore so I'll have to check it out

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    Was never a fan of Iron Man in the comics, and the trailer is genuinely one of the worst I've ever seen for a movie so not even sure if I'll bother catching it in the cinemas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Block G Raptor View Post
    I'm a comicbook movie genre whore so I'll have to check it out
    As am I (though with a webhandle like mine that was probably assumed)! Also thought the comics were fairly forgettable. Like the look of the trailer though, doesn't look quite as blockbusteresque as some of the recent actio-by-numbers they've foisted upon us (last X-men, last Spiderman, Ghost Rider, FF2) and I for one am quietly confident it'll be solid enough.
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    Anyone who knows my handle's translation can probably guess I'm looking forward to it
    some of the advance reviews have been position, aintitcool seemed to love it

    (geek alert) Not always the biggest fan of shellhead in the comics, but the way Stark has been handled lately with the Civil War stuff has been good

    New Hulk trailer out as well, looks a lot better than I hoped, still not sure about the Abomination's design though

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    (geek alert) Not always the biggest fan of shellhead in the comics, but the way Stark has been handled lately with the Civil War stuff has been good
    Ditto for his Ultimates incarnation, seems to be pretty much what they've usurped for the film.

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    What is it with the Limerick boys and comics/sci-fi? I blame Forbidden Planet
    Ah the long departed FP. Of course with Ye Olde Comic Booke Shope or whatever the hell it was called now gone as well we're back in a literary black hole!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    What is it with the Limerick boys and comics/sci-fi? I blame Forbidden Planet
    Yeah those two months it was open for were a glorious period for all

    I agree on the direction they took Iron Man in the Civil War series being an improvement, but Stark is just such an unlikeable hero. Same with Captain America, his Civil War story was fantastic, but I just don't like the guy

    Quote Originally Posted by sadloserkid View Post
    Ah the long departed FP. Of course with Ye Olde Comic Booke Shope or whatever the hell it was called now gone as well we're back in a literary black hole!
    I'm out of the loop anyway, when did this happen??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jebus View Post
    I'm out of the loop anyway, when did this happen??

    Don't really know. I strolled down there a coupla weeks back to spend a few quid and it was all empty and locked up... the gaming place is still there next door alright.
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    Thumbs up

    Saw this last night. It's fantastic!

    Robert Downey Jr. excels in the role of Tony Stark. He is truly faultless. Plays the comedic element to perfection and of course as always delivers in the movies, infrequent, more serious moments.

    One slight gripe maybe would be that the other lead characters (played by Bridges, Paltrow, Howard) weren't really fleshed out at all. As for Leslie Bibb(plays reporter Christine Everhart) her character is not developed at all - seemed pointless even being in it! The other characters just seem incidental in the movie, but hell it was all about introducing Ironman, so I can't really complain!

    It's a great introduction to Ironman. If you're expecting wall to wall battle scenes you could well be disappointed, but this will surely happen in the follow-up movie.

    I'm a huge fan of the superhero genre, but have been by and large hugely disappointed with most movie offerings. Not with this though - it's what the atrocious Ang Lees offering of 'The Hulk' could have been.

    IRONMAN slots in at No. 2, behind Batman Begins in my favourite movies of this genre.

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    Better than X-Men 2, Michael Keaton's Batman and Spidey 1+2 :0, that's some statement to make

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    Definitely going to see it tonight so

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    Quote Originally Posted by jebus View Post
    Yeah those two months it was open for were a glorious period for all
    2 months?? Try 3 or 4 years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    Anyone who knows my handle's translation can probably guess I'm looking forward to it
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    As soon as I saw the thread title, I guessed you'd be along soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by osarusan View Post
    As soon as I saw the thread title, I guessed you'd be along soon!
    Yeah, bit obvious isn't it
    It's not related to the shellhead, it actually comes from this guy - http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=XeFx9WcWoyg - was always more of a Tekken player though
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    2 months?? Try 3 or 4 years!
    I know but it felt like a lot less, the 2 month thing is kind of a injoke between myself and people I don't hang around with anymore and who don't even post here (to the best of my knowledge)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armando View Post
    IRONMAN slots in at No. 2, behind Batman Begins in my favourite movies of this genre.
    my thoughts exactly, absoultely class, would probably put on par though i cant decide which is better,

    if your gonna watch it after all the brilliant reviews, just read a siht load of bad reviews before you go, always makes a film better for me
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    Saw it last night in UGC. It was great and so frickin cool.
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    I have also seen it, and it's gleeful.
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    have to say the new hulk looks desperate and am kind of only sort've looking forward to iron man.. i dunno, getting old maybe but these movies always O.D. on the cliches (ang lee's hulk less than most even though it was a polarizing picture - a sign of its uniqueness in my eyes and i like it for its uneven quality). shell-head vs. the demon drink + mandarin in the next one? the big dragon fin fang foom would be hard to do. forget about the movie, let's hope the video game is amazing, it SHOULD be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Armando View Post
    IRONMAN slots in at No. 2, behind Batman Begins in my favourite movies of this genre.
    Took in a late showing in Limerick tonight, and I'd have to go along with this.
    Batman Begins is still the best comic book movie, but Iron Man definitely ranks along with Spider-Man 2 and X-Men 2 as the next best.
    All the more impressive considering it's the first in the franchise, whereas SP2 and XM2 ironed out the flaws in their first films to make an impressive second entry.

    Downey is note perfect as Stark, they couldn't have cast this better, Patrick Stewart as Professor X level of perfect casting. Gwyneth Paltrow brings it as Pepper Potts, big change from the last film I saw her in - Sylvia.

    Just a note to anyone going to see it, stay after the credits, there's a short sequence you won't want to miss out on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
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    All the more impressive considering it's the first in the franchise, whereas SP2 and XM2 ironed out the flaws in their first films to make an impressive second entry.
    I haven't seen X-Men 2 but good grief Spiderman 2. That middle act was a trial. They decided to take all the viewer enjoyment out of the movie and kept reinforcing, in the blandest way possible, the message that Peter Parker's life is bad. Ok Marvel, I get it already now could we please not spend an hour just restating this point and possibly develop the story.

    Sure Spiderman one was far from perfect but Spidey 2 suffered from the traditional second movie problem of 'What do we do with the middle act?', something that first films can generally avoid.
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