08 May 2008
Finally we were able to watch Iron Man last Tuesday at NCCC Mall cinema 2. It was a good enough movie for me but somehow predictable. Gwyneth Paltrow who played Virginia “Pepper” Potts, the ever reliable assistant of Tony Spark (Downey), had an easy role and as for Jeff Bridges the Iron Monger Obadiah Stane, I did not recognize him if H did not mention his name. He is fat and bald. The last time I saw him in a movie or on TV, he obviously did not look like that and that was ages ago. Robert Downey Jr.’s movie was a blockbuster and bouyed by its success, the Marvel Studios has already planned for the Iron Man sequel for April 2010. We somehow thought so since before the movie began there was a very short clip of Robert Downey and Samuel Jackson implying a sequel to the movie. Iron Man now ranks as the 2nd biggest US debut ever for a non-sequel movie at $US98.6 million ($104 million) while Spider Man is in the number one spot with $US114.8 million. The top movie opening of all time is Spider Man 3 at $151 million in US and Canada ticket sales in its first weekend in May 2007. Well H is looking forward to the sequel and so I hope that it would be better and has more story in it than the first.