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Oh, crap! 80s flashback!

OK, just bite down on something rubber until it goes away, you'll get through this.

That's what sh... never mind.

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Actually, the idea of

Hammer

hiring someone (Whoever Rourke ends up playing), and arming them and setting him at Stark, allowing for

a huge corprate takeover

is a great freakin' plot.

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Oh, crap! 80s flashback!

OK, just bite down on something rubber until it goes away, you'll get through this.

That's what sh... never mind.

Is "80's flashback!" a euphemism for something? Definitely sound like something from german porn.

I like the idea of Rourke cutting loose in this sort of film, its cool to see him booking stuff like this off the back of The Wrestler.

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The first movie was slightly overrated to me, but the takeover plot is different, at least I think it is, and could really help this movie become a real franchise player.

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After my Dark Knight post tonight was good news, now its time for some possible bad news. Samuel L Jackson may not be in Iron Man 2, hell he may not even be Nick Fury, ughh are we gonna get another situation like Billy Dee Williams dealt with when Tommy Lee Jones took over as Harvey Dent.

Here's the news

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomple...fury-no-mo.html

Make sure you check out that news on The Dark Knight too

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The first movie was slightly overrated to me, but the takeover plot is different, at least I think it is, and could really help this movie become a real franchise player.

one of the reasons that Iron Man was slightly overrated was because it was Marvel's first ever film that they produced and had full control over everything. I loved it and I'll be watching it at least once every 6 months :D

As far as the takeover plot I know everyone is very uneasy and skeptical about the more then one villain in a film I remember in the Iron Man cartoon Justin Hammer was working for the Mandarin so that might be a viable plotline. :D

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one of the reasons that Iron Man was slightly overrated was because it was Marvel's first ever film that they produced and had full control over everything.

How does that make it overrated?

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And here I was thinking we were all in agreement that Tony Stark needed to battle evil fruit smugglers in the next movie.

A man can still dream.

Ooh! I sense a tie-in with my fruit podcast!

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one of the reasons that Iron Man was slightly overrated was because it was Marvel's first ever film that they produced and had full control over everything.

How does that make it overrated?

I can see how Marvel fanboys would tout it as the first true example of a comic book film produced with a clear vision without the interference of big studios and all the baggage that comes with them.

Personally I think its overrated because it was the second best comic book film in a year when the best one was Dark Knight, so some people think it merits comparison. Its a much simpler, brighter, easier film and it may find a wider favorable audience in the long run because of it. By wider audience I mean non-comics fans who are looking for what they perceive to to be a comic-book style adventure. Its just more palatable, especially to families.

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one of the reasons that Iron Man was slightly overrated was because it was Marvel's first ever film that they produced and had full control over everything.

How does that make it overrated?

I can see how Marvel fanboys would tout it as the first true example of a comic book film produced with a clear vision without the interference of big studios and all the baggage that comes with them.

Personally I think its overrated because it was the second best comic book film in a year when the best one was Dark Knight, so some people think it merits comparison. Its a much simpler, brighter, easier film and it may find a wider favorable audience in the long run because of it. By wider audience I mean non-comics fans who are looking for what they perceive to to be a comic-book style adventure. Its just more palatable, especially to families.

Families love that hard-drinking, womanizing, war-mongering kind of family film. :)

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one of the reasons that Iron Man was slightly overrated was because it was Marvel's first ever film that they produced and had full control over everything.

How does that make it overrated?

I'm not saying it in a bad way marvel fanboy! I love marvel as well.... I just thought because of the fact that Marvel decided to take matters in their own hands and they hit one out of the park with Iron Man that people might think it's overrated.

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one of the reasons that Iron Man was slightly overrated was because it was Marvel's first ever film that they produced and had full control over everything.

How does that make it overrated?

I can see how Marvel fanboys would tout it as the first true example of a comic book film produced with a clear vision without the interference of big studios and all the baggage that comes with them.

Personally I think its overrated because it was the second best comic book film in a year when the best one was Dark Knight, so some people think it merits comparison. Its a much simpler, brighter, easier film and it may find a wider favorable audience in the long run because of it. By wider audience I mean non-comics fans who are looking for what they perceive to to be a comic-book style adventure. Its just more palatable, especially to families.

Families love that hard-drinking, womanizing, war-mongering kind of family film. :)

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Franchise worth $2.7 billion so far.

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The fact for me is Iron Man is an excellent film, it hits home runs in just about every aspect. But more so its about how well Robert Downey Jr took that role and respected the source material. He related to the character because of his own personal demons and it reflected well on screen. I saw a Robert Downey Jr film recently called "Less Than Zero" and realised that this man has not had a hit since those days(the only other GOOD films I can remember were, "Chances Are"and "Weird Science").

Gwenyth Paltrow, was okay as a sort of love interest, which I'm glad they didn't linger too much on, you can do that in the sequel if the time will let them. The villain was a great, but I came in a little too late. Those are basically my only problems with the film.

Another factor as to why it could be overrated is that Robert Downey already told us about his Hulk cameo and than we see Nick Furey, basically setting up an Avengers movie right before our eyes.

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The fact for me is Iron Man is an excellent film, it hits home runs in just about every aspect. But more so its about how well Robert Downey Jr took that role and respected the source material. He related to the character because of his own personal demons and it reflected well on screen. I saw a Robert Downey Jr film recently called "Less Than Zero" and realised that this man has not had a hit since those days(the only other GOOD films I can remember were, "Chances Are"and "Weird Science").

What? Since Chances are, Downey Jr. has done the following:

-Air America: huge hit

-Chaplin: decent hit but massive critical hit

-Natural Born Killers: massive hit

-Wonderboys: critical and box office

-2 seasons of Ally McBeal (the most popular show on tv)

-Gothika: sucked but made a lot of coin

-Good Night and Good Luck (anyone disparaging this film gets a punch in the face from your truly)

and

-Zodiac

Add that to the glut of very interesting roles and films in between all of those including Charlie Bartlett and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (the best film in 2005) and I dare you to say that again!

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Iron Man wasn't overrated, but I do think TDK was. If Ledger didn't die, it wouldn't have made half the money it did, and there would be no Oscar talk.

Yeah, except there was Oscar talk before he died, and the hype machine was already well and truly up and running due to the extensive promotional materials. All those months of teaser campaigns? Most of that happened before Ledger died.

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Iron Man wasn't overrated, but I do think TDK was. If Ledger didn't die, it wouldn't have made half the money it did, and there would be no Oscar talk.

Yeah, except there was Oscar talk before he died, and the hype machine was already well and truly up and running due to the extensive promotional materials. All those months of teaser campaigns? Most of that happened before Ledger died.

There is no way a movie about Batman would have been a serious contender for an Oscar if he didn't die. I remember the talk before he died also, and I've heard it about a lot of movies that went nowhere. The fact is if he didn't die, it would never have been taken seriously. Most people didn't even know who he was before he died.

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The fact for me is Iron Man is an excellent film, it hits home runs in just about every aspect. But more so its about how well Robert Downey Jr took that role and respected the source material. He related to the character because of his own personal demons and it reflected well on screen. I saw a Robert Downey Jr film recently called "Less Than Zero" and realised that this man has not had a hit since those days(the only other GOOD films I can remember were, "Chances Are"and "Weird Science").

What? Since Chances are, Downey Jr. has done the following:

-Air America: huge hit

-Chaplin: decent hit but massive critical hit

-Natural Born Killers: massive hit

-Wonderboys: critical and box office

-2 seasons of Ally McBeal (the most popular show on tv)

-Gothika: sucked but made a lot of coin

-Good Night and Good Luck (anyone disparaging this film gets a punch in the face from your truly)

and

-Zodiac

Add that to the glut of very interesting roles and films in between all of those including Charlie Bartlett and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (the best film in 2005) and I dare you to say that again!

HOLY SHIT, BATMAN!!! LOL

I forgot about Chaplin, wow can't believe it that as one of his best, thanks for reminding me. I haven't seen Natural Born Killers in a very long time, so I forgot he was in that. Gothika wasn't all that good and Air America I've never watched all the way through.

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