(This is a repost.)
I’ve seen Iron Man before but I obviously wasn’t paying much attention when I first watched it because after seeing it for only the second time on Friday night I was kind of blown away by how good the movie was.
At the time Marvel and superhero movies were a joke. The first couple of X-Men movies were received with praise by critics but beyond that Marvel films weren’t the go-to superhero flicks that you wanted to see. Hulk received a fresh but dismal 62% on Rotten Tomatoes. Both Fantastic Four movies in the mid-2000’s received rotten reviews with Fantastic Four receiving a 27% rating and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer garnering a 37% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Eesh. And remember that HORRIBLE Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner that came out in 2003 and ended up receiving a rotten 44% rating.
Yeah, Marvel’s tries at becoming a globally beloved cinematic universe didn’t begin until 2008’s Iron Man which would change the landscape of cinema forever. Continue reading ‘Iron Man’ Is Actually Pretty Good!