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06 May 2008 @ 04:34 pm
Iron Man & NIN  

I donno if anybody else is a Nine Inch Nails fan, but they’re giving away free digital copies of their new album over at nin.com. *downloads happily*

I shall put my babbling about Iron Man behind a cut, but there is one thing I will say up front which is not a spoiler:

ZOH. MAH. GAHD. we had better get to see Pepper in an Iron Suit by the end of the third movie! ZOMG! ZOMG!! I want this! I Must Have This! Because if RDJr can be *that sexy* in an Iron Man suit (I mean, not that he isn’t anyway, but!), then how hot would Gwyneth Paltrow be?!?!?! ZOMG!

There were so many best bits in this movie I don’t even know where to start. No, that’s not true, I do too know: the first absolutely wrenchingly good moment was Yinsen: “This was always the plan.” I knew he was gonna die, of course, but I had no idea he would get to go out with such a *fantastic* line. AUGH MY HEART.

The stewardesses. *howls with laughter* I’m sorry, that just fell under Totally Best Evar, and it was only one of like six shout-out-loud laughter moments.

The *robots*. Especially, “Good boy,” which, *d’awww*! But just Tony’s entire interaction with them was fantastic. I want robots like that. Ok, I want an Iron Suit, too, but nevermind.

I need an icon of Iron Man walking away from the tank explosion. I *know* I saw a still of that somewhere, but now I can’t find it. *snivel*

I really didn’t expect it to be as funny as it was. I don’t know which I liked better, him slamming through the roof, the floor, and smashing a car, or later when he moved the smooshed car and took the same route out again. *laughs a lot*

Jarvis was awesome. “Oh, yes, sir, that’ll be much more discreet.”

The end of this movie–not the after-the-credits tag, but the end–made me want to jump up just like the press did. *laughs* It *totally* fit the character, and I *completely* didn’t expect it. That was *awesome*. And then *fwoomp*, cut to black, leaving me all BUT I WANT MOOOOOOOOOOORE! and !!! WHERE DOES THE NEXT ONE *START*!?!?!?

There were some 20 people in the theatre at the end of the credits. 4 of them were women. 3 of them were clearly humouring their boyfriends. I, however, went, “WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HOOOOOOOOOOOO!” and kicked my feet and shrieked and generally behaved like the most gleeful idiot EVAR, because YEAAAAAAAAAH! Bahahahaah! *kicks feet*!

Overall: I wanted Pepper to have a better part, but I guess for what it was, it wasn’t a bad one. It better get beefed up in a kick-ass way for the next movie, though. That’s really my most significant complaint, and, well, that’s not too bad, really. I liked seeing Terrence Howard in a part that wasn’t…miserable. I’ve only seen him in a couple things (Crash and Lackawanna Blues), and both parts were really good but not happy. So I liked seeing him in this. “Next time, baby.” Bahaha. :)

Clawing at the screen for the next one. CAN HAS MOOVEE NAO PLEZ?

(x-posted from the essential kit)

Current Mood: ditzyditzy
Lady Doom: Trent handslithera on May 6th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
They're aiming for 2010 for the next one.

And Pepper is ... Pepper. Tony and Pepper have always had a Bond Moneypenny sort of relationship. So, we'll see where that goes. And Terrence Howard will certainly get into a suit but right now the debate is do we get War Machine next movie or the one after that?

I love NIN but I'm not sure about this album. Haven't had time to listen to it yet. Soon. Soon. I'm going to be in San Diego when they're here, which sucks, but they're playing a festival in New Orleans the week before Halloween. I am so going.
kitmizkit on May 6th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, but I don't caaaaaare what their relationship is in the comics, I know what I want from the MOVIES. :)

ZOMG. NIN. New Orleans. Halloween. JEALOUS! *clings to your ankles*!
Lady Doomlithera on May 6th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
*laughs* We'll see. There are... ummmmm... other women I'd almost rather see in Tony's life.

Heeeeeee. http://www.thetenthritual.com/
kitmizkit on May 6th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
I just want Gwyneth in an Iron Suit. :)

*goes to url*

*falls down dead of squee*
Miss May: taravalancymay on May 6th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
My favourite line:

Some random hot chick in the crowd: "Tony, do you remember me?"
Stark, not pausing a beat: "I sure don't."
kit: pepper_pottsmizkit on May 6th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
YES! *bahahahaha* And her expression. Bahahahah. :)
Brian: Bunny: Yay!logrusboy on May 6th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
4 of them were women. 3 of them were clearly humouring their boyfriends.

And the fourth was being humored by her husband? :)

Clawing at the screen for the next one. CAN HAS MOOVEE NAO PLEZ?

2010 is far. Creative work is just too darned slow! Of course, when Clarke wrote 2010, it felt like forever in the future. Now 2010 feels more like having to wait a couple of extra days to pick up the latest C. E. Murphy novel because you need to use the coupon that isn't valid yet.
rasmusbrasmusb on May 6th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
Don't forget the fire extinguisher part ...
I love RDJr in this movie. (That man's back is marvelous.)

Loved all the robot bits -- but particularly when he's scolding that one robot for 'extinguishing' him when he wasn't on fire, & something along the lines of 'stop following me around with that thing, only use it if I'm on fire ... '

The brass pole in the center of the plane was a nice touch. That & how the Air Force friend said 'No -- I don't want to drink' -- then ends up holding the Sake bottle attempting to (drunk/seriously) talk to Stark about his (Stark's) personality flaws whilst the stewardess' are doing their routine. :D RDJr's banter is hilarious there too. :D

Definately worth a repeat viewing! (even though I wasn't a Paltrow fan -- like her character, just not how she did it. No offense to you meant -- considering your icon.)

So you did see the Easter Egg with Samuel L Jackson? There were a couple fan boys near me that understood that. ;)

I haven't read the comic -- I didn't realize that Iron Man wasn't a **SECRET*** superhero. :)
Kate Kirbykirbyk on May 6th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't forget the fire extinguisher part ...
Iron Man used to be a secret identity like everyone else. Currently he's very public, and this was the core of last year's ongoing Marvel "Civil War" storyline. Stark headed the faction that felt like Secret Identities were a threat to the public good, whereas the personal freedom group that opposed government registration was headed up by Captain America.

The lines about the silly story about a bodyguard was essentially 30 years of Marvel Continuity, which made me laugh. And it was completely in character for him to just go public right away, even if it isn't exactly the comic book canon route. And that's what I, as a major comic book geek, wants from a movie - characters making decisions that make sense for the characters, not a page to screen retelling.

This movie got everything pitch perfect, and the changes they made even made sense. (They also improved the SHIELD acronym, though I'm probably one of ten people that noticed the Hazard => Homeland upgrade.) Want to see more!

And Best Stan Lee Cameo Ever.
omegar: Invincible Iron Manomegar on May 7th, 2008 09:28 am (UTC)
Re: Don't forget the fire extinguisher part ...
Also in the Ultimate universe (The one with a black Nick fury modelled on Samuel L Jackson)Iron Man has being pubically Iron Man for a fair while(not sure when he went public, but he was by the time of his first appearance in that universe.

By the Way it wasn't that secret identities were bad, more the lack of accountability. Heroes don't need to identify themselves in a public manner, they just need to register with S.H.I.E.l.D. Of course once registered your liable for Draft to the 50 State initiative.

How and Ever i loved that Line.....I want to use it so much, we need to make an internet Meme or something.

"I am Iron Man"
rasmusbrasmusb on May 7th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
Re: *snork* You guys have got to get a better handle...
At the end of the movie when the Fed said -- just call us 'Shield' -- I finally got it. I didn't pay attention while he was spieling it off to notice the acronym. ;p

It makes Pepper & Starks remarks on the 'long' version that much funnier in retrospect.

Yes -- best Stan Lee ever -- "Hi Heph ..." *snork*
rhienelleth: ironman look uprhienelleth on May 6th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
ITA with this review about 500%! Every word of it.

I need an icon of Iron Man walking away from the tank explosion. I *know* I saw a still of that somewhere, but now I can’t find it.

I looked everywhere for this cap yesterday, to no avail. I was sure I'd seen it somewhere, but now it has vanished. If you find it, please let me know. I MUST have an icon of that - it's my very favorite 'suit' moment in the film.
kitmizkit on May 6th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
Oh good, I was starting to think I'd lost my mind on having /seen/ the cap. Ok. I will search harder and if I find it I'll make you an icon! And yeah, because ZOMG TEH SEXAY *tud*
rhienellethrhienelleth on May 6th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
OMG, yes! In my review of this, I think my overall response was "But I've never even liked RDJ - when did he get so dead hot and sexy?" And unlike the Green Goblin in Spiderman, the suit in this film didn't strip away all emotion - Iron Man himself was a very real, interacting character - even if that interaction was mostly blowing shit up. HEE!

Oh, and I forgot to comment on the stripper pole on the plane - my husband and I were laughing SO HARD during that scene. Made of awesome.
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kitmizkit on May 6th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
I think I'm just gay for her in an Iron Suit. She's not my usual type, if I have a usual type for women. I like her, but she's too fragile. :)
Sinanjusinanju on May 6th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
But she'd be a lot less fragile in an Iron Suit. No wonder you want her in the suit....

IRON MAIDEN is here to take out the trash!
rhienelleth: ironman look uprhienelleth on May 6th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
IRON MAIDEN - I love it!

Oh, God, I hope the writers think of this. It would be SO AWESOME.
GM Ceosanna: Don't Tellceosanna on May 6th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
Psst. You can get another look at RDJr as Tony Stark in the upcoming Incredible Hulk movie, too.
Earth-bound misfit: Excellent!captainlucy on May 6th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
You want Gwyneth in the iron suit, I want Gwyneth. I'm sure we can come to some sort of arrangement. :)

I thought the robots owed a helluvalot to the Scutters from Red Dwarf. The one with the fire extinguisher especially, that was Scutter Bob! :)

And as anyone who was with me on Friday night will atest, I did the whole overexcited 8-year-old thing as well. S***** m*****-f****** J******!!!!!
Beneolas16 on May 6th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
The first two tracks make my MP3 player crash...
ext_83464 on May 6th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
Iron Man was a practically flawless hero flick; its makers drop some pretty obvious sequel hints too... i'm thinking the next one should be equally great
Pádraig Ó Méalóidslovobooks on May 6th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
Like I said in a review of this, one of the reasons this movie works is because it's better than it has to be. RDJr not only acted the part of Tony Stark, he was Tony Stark, in the way that Christoper Reeves was Superman. The moviemakers know their comics, and are making this for themselves as much as for us, and all putting everything that a comic-book movie needs, but rarely has, into it. It is, as I believe you young people say, made of win.
larah33: Saxon - squeelarah33 on May 6th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
Iron Man won't be confined to cameos only in Hulk movies, either.


As part of the Avengers, we might see Tony Stark in any one of the movies that Marvel has in the works. *is gleeful*

Edited at 2008-05-06 10:08 pm (UTC)
omegar: Invincible Iron Manomegar on May 7th, 2008 09:34 am (UTC)
I loved the movie alot.

every bit of it was win, only one scene that i wished would move on (the one were Stane reveals to Stark he is the Bad guy)

I loved all the background references to the Mandarin! and seeing Happy Hogan in there along with Pepper Potts was pretty cool as well. (thought they seem to be ignoring that part of the triangle, very understandable really)

However i had being surfing wikipedia looking for info on Fury so the post credits sequence had being spoiled for me, but it was cool none the less. Even more so cos the guy beside me had complained once or twice that they had cut Mr. Jackson from the movie....