Saturday, May 3, 2008

Iron Man -- Then and Now

Last night the boys and I went to see the first of the summer superhero movies. Some of the critics are saying that this is the best of the comic movies so far. I'd say it's at least in the top 3. I really like how they didn't stray too far from the original comic book stories, but they did make some changes to make it contemporary. For instance, in the comics, his foes were the "commies" in the Viet Cong. In the movie he is captured by terrorists in the Middle East. I think anyone who likes action movies would enjoy it even if they've never read any of the comics. However, there are some cool details only nerds will notice. I caught every one! I always especially enjoying the Stan Lee cameos in every Marvel movie.

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