Friday, May 02, 2008

Iron Man

I'm not an action/comic book movie fanatic and heavily CGI-ed movies give me vertigo. I am, however, a huge Robert Downey, Jr. fan. So, I left work a little early today and caught the afternoon matinee of Iron Man.

TIP #1 FOR THE DAY: The trick to watching a movie in public with limited audience conversationalists (the person who's seen the movie already and is just there to accompany someone else, the person who constantly says, "Watch this part...") is to catch it the first day of its release.

When I realized I had forgotten to take a Dramamine to fight the inevitable motion sickness these types of movies usually give me, I got a little worried. Turns out, it wasn't a problem. This movie is smoooooooooooooth. It's also well written, well acted and totally entertaining. By the time you see this movie, you will probably know (if you don't already) who plays the bad guy. I didn't and was totally shocked when he said his first lines and I realized who it was. I'm not telling you who it is, but he is fantastic.

TIP #2 FOR THE DAY: When you go to see this movie (not IF...WHEN), try to sit by an 8 year old boy. As much as I enjoyed the film, multiply that by ten for an adult male, a hundred for a teenage male and a thousand for an 8 year old boy. Don't be creepy about it, but stake out a young boy, sit as close as you can without freaking him out and sit back and enjoy.

TIP #3 FOR THE DAY: Put on your shoes, grab your keys and go to the theater to see a movie, any movie. I know it's not as comfortable as your couch and I know you're taking your chances of getting stuck by an annoying person and I know the food is outrageously expensive. However, I don't care how great your sound system is at home or how big your television screen is, nothing can compare to the magnificence of seeing and hearing a movie in the theater on a huge screen surrounded by total strangers who are also caught up in the drama or comedy or horror or action unfolding in front of you. Go. Now.


Susan in St. Paul said...

wow, I like him too! Was it a very violent film?

I think part of the thing about watching from the couch or a big reclining chair is that if you fall asleep during it, you can just watch again ;-)

Susan in St. Paul said...

ps. I am going to see Sex in the City on the big screen, for the clothes if nothing else, lol!

Zina said...

Thanks for the plug!
You should see it on our 80 foot screen!

jen said...

I totally want to see that movie, too, and I'm normally not an action movie fan. I also want to see the new Batman movie when it comes out.

Lorna said...

I am beginning the seduction process by which I will get Dave to take me to see this movie. First, don t-shirt leftover from my last foray to the gym, second, find box of choclate-filled, chocolate-covered chocolate cookies. I'm more than halfway there.

Laurie said...

Susan - I can't answer the violence question, because that's so subjective. It's definitely not bloody though.

Regarding the falling asleep thing, I did miss my DVR rewind button and subtitles. :)

Susan - Chris Noth on the the big screen...I'm there.

Zina - Wow! I can't imagine!!

Jen - The previews for the new Batman were amazing...and disturbing.

Lorna - Keep it up. It'll be worth your efforts. :)

Leon J. de la Garza said...

sounds like you enjoyed.. so.. i guess i'll go see it!

Laurie said...

Leon - Let me know what you think. I bet you love it.

TexasGal said...

I've heard this is REALLY good! We will have to go see it when we get back (heading back to Texas tomorrow for daughters graduation). I doubt we will have time to see it while we are there, not only that, the Gold Class Theatre here is WONDERFUL!

Laurie said...

Texas Gal - You have to try. :)