Before we start, I do want to highly recommend Linwood Barclay's NO TIME FOR GOODBYE. A well done Harlan Coben-esque thriller. I poured through the pages. Well done.
Okay, so here we go... one of the best movies of the summer as soon as the previews end:
9:06: I love the Marvel logo at the beginning of the movies. It brings me back to my childhood, trying to watch Spider-man and His Amazing Friends. Very cool flipping logo.
9:08: Stuff explodes less than five minutes into the movie. There's alcohol, wisecracks. What could be wrong?
9:10: Oooh, exposition with black and white photos. Nice.
9:14: Ha, I wonder if this actress knows what Brown is. Oh, wait that might be a low blow.
9:17: Gwenyth Paltrow with red hair... hmmmmm....
9:20: I wish I could get stewardesses to dance like that. Wait, I'd have to fly often for that to matter. Hmmm. It appears we are coming full circle, as we are back in the Middle East. I expect MORE EXPLOSIONS!!
9:30: Hey, what is Stark making? Hey, what is the title of this movie? OOOOHHHHH.
9:32: It's a good thing that while trapped in a Middle Eastern prison, with terrorists, that Tony Stark has the drawing ability of a Marvel Comics artist.
9:34: Never trust a bald guy who twirls a ring.
9:36: I should probably read these subtitles instead of internet surfing. That said, eating a hot coal does not look smart.
9:40: I am not surprised that Tony Stark's loading bar takes a long time to load. I do not think this will end well for Tony's friend. Then again, I've seen the movie.
9:44: Methinks Tony is pissed.
9:46: I'm realizing it's pretty hard to liveblog something you enjoy. I mean, if it's not a bad movie, where do I get the witty comments?
9:49: The American cheeseburger Tony Stark picks is Burger King? I mean, I know product placement and all, but really... BK? There are better burgers.
9:54: That screaming stock guy is in this movie. I wonder what his show is like right now.
9:56: Gwenyth sticks her hand in Robert. I want to see how they made this scene.
10:10: It appears Tony Stark is building something else. There's a lot of building in this film.
10:14: Is it bad that Tony Stark calling Obediah Stane "Obi" reminds me of Jar Jar Binks calling Anakin Skywalker "Ani?"
10:17: This movie handles comic comedy well. It's not campy, it's earned humor. Unlike this blog.
10:19: My thoughts when I originally saw the movie and saw Stark open the gift from Pepper Potts. "Oh, I'm sure that won't come into play later."
10:26: You know, I've never had a martini. I wonder if I should try one one time.
10:28: That Obi Stane is one mean m'fer. Maybe you shouldn't have called him Obi.
10:32: Iron Man, you are quite Terminator-ish. And apparently you kill peeps.
10:38: Chute's jammed. Which kind of makes Tony Stark lucky. If the chute didn't jam he wouldn't have been able to save that guy and then be looked upon as an awesome hero of our generation.
10:42: I wish I had a thing that made my eyes turn blue.
10:44: Tony Stark gives a Batman speech. And the redhead throws it in his face.
10:46: Tony, you made the cardinal error of comic book movies, you sent a girl into the enemy's office. I'm sure she won't get caught. No way. Oh wait, there Obi is.
10:50: Jeff Bridges can chew up the screen. And now he's spilling the beans to Stark.
10:54: Pepper's gift finally comes back into play.
10:55: SHIELD Agents drive Audi's and Fords.
10:59: Run Pepper RUNNNNNNNNNNNN!
11:01: I can't wait until the sequel, where we can see much more Iron Butt Kicking.
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