When Iron Man hit the screens in 2008, he was a lesser known super hero who had not enjoyed neither a cinema career before hand nor a legendary origin talent nor been upstaged by an adversary played by Jack Nicholson ( “I told you…thirty million PLUS the toy concession or I don’t come Monday!”). In short, as far as cinema heroes, Mr Man was a bit of a cleanskin (no pun)
In the opinion of MMM, that was a distinct advantage.
The full MMM panel covers this bed wettingly popular film that impressed the hell out of millions who had never heard the ‘pepper”potts joke before. Robert Downey Jr is on fire, pretty hard with all that scotch in you, and Messrs Favreau, Bridges and Mrs Martin are also doing a great job in this very fresh take on the man who becomes a marauding machine. Learn about Iron’s comic book origins, spot the three forgettable uses of the old TV theme tune and see if you agree that the Stan Lee cameos are reaching thier use by date. Naturally, it all gets a bit egghead at times with the old classics like “surrogate father figure”, “a post 9/11 view of the world’ and “a hero needs friends”. On the other hand, there’s plenty of talk about Back In Black, boozing it up and, of course, pole dancing hostesses.
Tune in as MMM discusses Iron Man: The Hedonists Redemption
Iron Man: Icarus he ain’t but the robot hands are cute.