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Y&P-Review: Iron Man 3

 

By Todd Matthy

They did it! Five years ago Marvel Studios set out to boldly go where no studio has gone before and created their own movie universe. The seeds were planted in Iron Man during a post credits sequence where Nick Fury (Samuel Jackson) spoke to Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) aka Iron Man about something called “the Avengers Initiative.” Over four years 2 Iron Man movies, a Thor movie, Captain America and The Incredible Hulk movies and the Avengers have been assembled. Avengers not only lives up to the anticipation, it far exceeds it. (more…)

In a summer ruled and dominated by hype for a Dark Knight, Iron Man was initially looked upon as just another super hero at best. Then people saw the movie and thanks to a career resurrecting performance by Robert Downey Jr., it has joined the elite ranks of Superman, Spider-Man, Batman Begins, and X-Men as an intelligent, fun, and defining movie in the Super Hero genre.  So of course a sequel was inevitable. As if the standards of the first Iron Man weren’t high enough, remember the company that movie keeps. In addition to being defining takes on the Super Hero genre what else do Superman, Spider-Man, Batman Begins, and X-Men have in common with one another? Their sequels arguably surpass their predecessors. So, as you can see, Iron Man 2 has some pretty high standards to live up to. To keep things simple Iron Man 2 is not better than Iron Man. Does that make it a bad movie? Absolutely not. Is it good? Yes. Should you see it? Yes. And I’ll tell you why…Warning: Some Spoilers ahead! (more…)

Wow, it’s my 100th post and what better way to celebrate then combining two of my favorite things, Pro Wrestling and Comic Books. That’s right True Believer, tonight none other than Stan Lee hosts Monday Night RAW to help promote Iron Man 2, coming out this Friday. So what can you expect? Can you say, Santin-Hulk? How about a surprise appearance from two of the stars of the summers most anticipated movie? (more…)