Stark Expo 2010

| Saturday, May 8
The Summer movie season has officially kicked off. And I've bled the first $8 of what I am sure will me many, many more dollars to escape from my grasp over the next four months. (Since when is Summer four months long, btw?) Yes, friends, I went to see Iron Man 2 this morning. Hub and I decided to go to a 10:45 a.m. matinee for two reasons: 1. cheaper 2. less people. Seriously, there were all of 20 people in that show! At the largest and most heavily attended cinema in the city! Even though it's not getting the greatest of reviews, it's by no means a bad movie. As a matter of fact, I had a tremendous amount of fun watching it! I recommend it.

Here is what I have to say. I'll attempt to keep it spoiler free. RDJ is once again awesome as the snarky, smarmy, sarcastic Tony Stark who finds himself on a downward spiral. One of my favorite lines, which I must share out of context as to not spoil anything was, "It tastes like coconut...and metal." I'm not sure why, I think it was his expression as he said it, but I was almost falling out of my seat I was laughing so hard! The movie actually had quite a few moments like that.

Then there's Mickey Rourke. Hub called him the current #1 guy in Hollywood you don't want to eff with. And this role, as Ivan Vanko, a.k.a. Whiplash, is no different. Rourke was perfect for the role in a seriously scary kind of way. I mean, the guy researched the role by visiting Russian prisons, NOT by reading a bunch of comic books. His tats are based off real Russian prison/gang tats.

Also, Scarlett Johansson was pretty kick-ass as Black Widow. I was kinda afraid they'd soften her up, but no, she is one tough bitch. How cute is it that she and her husband, Ryan Reynolds, are now both part of the Marvel stable and could possibly end up in a geek-power-couple Marvel movie together!?

As always, with the new round of Marvel movies, PLEASE, if you know what is good for you, DO NOT LEAVE before the credits are over. Trust me.


Angela said...

Ooo, this sounds so good! Jen and I still haven't seen the first Iron Man (blame seasonal jobs!) Most likely we'll have to wait for this one to come out on DVD, but oh well! It'll give us time to watch the first one. ;)

Melissa said...

I particularly loved the moment when RDJ can't concentrate on apologizing to Pepper because of her ridiculous perpetual motion machine. He's all like "I'm sorry, can we move this? It's just crazy." That one got a big laugh in the theater I was in!


TabithaVenasse said...

Wait, Scarlett and Ryan are married? When did this happen and how the hell did I miss it?

Kara said...

Yeah, a year and a half ago according to IMDB

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