Monday, May 19, 2008

Blockbuster Summer

I just came back from watching Ironman tonight and it was amazing! Especially the 3-D special effects!

I was never into comics so was not familiar with the character and therefore had no expectations. All I knew of the movie was that it was based on a comic book, Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow were in it and he had gotten really good reviews for his portrayal. That was it.

For 2 hours of good fun, go see Ironman.

On a related note - it looks like a really good summer for action movies with the latest installment of Indiana Jones kicking off the season with it's debut this upcoming Memorial Day weekend in the U.S.; and The Incredible Hulk with Edward Norton and Liv Tyler and The Dark Knight starring Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger in freaky make-up as The Joker coming up in June. Oh, and Kung Fu Panda! I am really really looking forward to this latest animated picture by Dreamworks!

Back to Indian Jones though. I wasn't particularly interested in seeing it, but after reading this article about Karen Allen, the original love interest for Indy in Raiders of the Lost Ark, I decided it would be fun to hold a movie night and watch the first 3 films in succession before going to see The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

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