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post #51 of 78
Latino Inferno, Actually I prefer Del Toro's Blade II and Hellboy to his other films. So...I am looking forward to Hellboy II but not as much as Iron Man.
post #52 of 78
Too much text in Pan's Labyrinth?
post #53 of 78
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Originally Posted by duke fleed View Post
Latino Inferno, Actually I prefer Del Toro's Blade II and Hellboy to his other films. So...I am looking forward to Hellboy II but not as much as Iron Man.
I'm chomping at the fucking bit for Hellboy II. If I had my way, it would be Hellboy II opening May 2nd.
post #54 of 78
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Latino Inferno, Actually I prefer Del Toro's Blade II and Hellboy to his other films. So...I am looking forward to Hellboy II but not as much as Iron Man.
and where does THE DARK KNIGHT rank on your Anticipation Chart?
post #55 of 78
Is there a Hellboy II thread? Because if not that needs to change pronto.
post #56 of 78
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Originally Posted by duke fleed View Post
Latino Inferno, Actually I prefer Del Toro's Blade II and Hellboy to his other films. So...I am looking forward to Hellboy II but not as much as Iron Man.
Same here. Devil's Backbone was an amazing work, but doesn't hold the same appeal for repeat viewing that Hellboy and Blade II do. Hell, I'll admit to enjoying Mimic quite a bit. It's no masterpiece, to be sure, but it's beautifully shot, features Mira Sorvino in her skivvies, and has the cajones to kill the "cute" neighborhood kids who wonder into the tunnels.
post #57 of 78
You are aware that he made a little obscure picture named "Pan´s Labyrinth" as well?
You might have heard of it.Maybe you should give it a try. It is supposed to be quite good. I don´t know if it will reach Hellboy or Blade or even Mimic. But is in Spanish. So maybe not.
post #58 of 78
Latino Inferno, My anticipated fave 10 films of 08 are...
1) Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
2) Iron Man
3) The Incredible Hulk
4) Punisher: War Zone
5) Speed Racer
6) The Dark Knight
7) James Bond Quantum Of Solace
8) Rambo
9) Doomsday
10) Hellboy II: The Golden Army
post #59 of 78
You anticipate going to the past to catch Rambo and Doomsday?
post #60 of 78
Tati, Err...No! This list includes 2 films that will be on my top 10. That would be Rambo and Doomsday. The other 8 are anticipated.
post #61 of 78
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You are aware that he made a little obscure picture named "Pan´s Labyrinth" as well?
Yep. The GF and I saw it at the local multiplex - wanted to give GDT our bucks for the quality work.

It was an amazing film - visually stunning like the rest of his works, and with a fantastic story. But it's not a film I'll casually pop into the DVD player. It was heavy and sad enough that it's going to be years before I see it again, likely. So my post was not "Pan's sux, Mimic rulz." It was that, for repeat viewings, I tend to gravitate towards his "lighter" fare (though I'm not sure I'd call Blade II "light").
post #62 of 78
Fair enough. To each it´s own I guess.
post #63 of 78
Thread Starter 
If I learned anything from this Iron Man clip, it's that this movie is gonna be fuckin' funny to boot.

I didn't learn that Downey Jr. is awesome, since I already knew that, but you can mark it as "Exhibit Y" in the long list of evidence supporting that fact.
post #64 of 78
It's not great (comic-book movies that are: SPIDER-MAN 2, X-MEN 2) but it's very, very good, and Downey more than lives up to our expectations. The script is smart, funny and (for want of a better term) logical - everything makes sense, and there are no lame-ass credibility gaps that lift you out of the world the movie creates. Favreau's direction is solid and stylish - there's a fine balance of light-heartedness and an underlying seriousness, and Matthew Libatique's cinematography gives it a sleek, the-future-is-now look.

Downey is MVP but everyone's excellent, especially Paltrow as 'Pepper' Potts and Shaun Toub as the guy who saves Stark's life in Afghanistan. The only problem is that the action setpieces are polished but not terrifically exciting, and there's a sag in the momentum during the mid-section.

Best cameo: a well-liked UK actor as Stark's 'butler', Jarvis.

More info once a Post-Release thread is opened.
post #65 of 78
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It's not great...
Shit.
post #66 of 78
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Shit.
I know my expectations are through the roof, so maybe having them down a bit will make this a great movie, instead of expecting it to be the 2nd coming.
post #67 of 78
I'm not fazed by reports of it not being the greatest thing since sliced bread. I am more interested in the actor's performances than whiz-bang action. And that Nickelodeon clip was hilarious.
post #68 of 78
I can't wait to see Iron Man, as the comic was always my favorite. I hope the action is well done since I prefer the flights of heroism, and battles against base villains in comic books and their film adaptions. I also want the acting to be good enough for the film to earn enough among the non comics fans that there actually could be a trilogy of Iron Man films.
post #69 of 78
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I hate to doubt, but I say this won't reach 200m.

 

You were way off base with this prediction, Chris.  

post #70 of 78
Ahahahahaha!
post #71 of 78
I'm kind of boggled to learn that there was a time when fleed limited himself to one ellipsis per post.
post #72 of 78

PERFORMATIVE!!!

post #73 of 78

How far we've come.

post #74 of 78
Still a top 5 Marvel movie for me.
post #75 of 78
This is great. I love the “bumps” that result in Resurrection.
post #76 of 78

Hard to believe this one started it all and it's still a great movie after all this time.

post #77 of 78

I hadn't joined the boards yet.

 

Therefore, this thread is invalidated.

post #78 of 78

Don't know if this was posted in the marble thread, but since this thread was resurrected I figured WHY NOT HERE???

 

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/11/marvel-looks-back-at-iron-man-the-movie-that-started-it-all

 

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