It's 3am. I just got out of Iron Man, an advanced screening (my bro works at the theater).
I'm geeking the fuck out right now. Marvel equivalent of Batman Begins, and dare I say it, even better.
The graphics were amazing. RDJr Does a GREAT job as Tony Stark. And the BIG LEBOWSKI himself has a big role. The humor was perfect, and it balanced the drama just like in the comic/cartoon.
I won't ruin anything, but the movie is set AMAZINGLY for a sequal.
STAY FOR THE CREDITS. There is an AWESOME scene post-credits you NEED to see. It has left me frothing at the mouth in geekdom.
Three words. Samuel. L. Jackson.
There were a few slow parts, but this is a most definitely the first of a series. The final scene (post-credits) makes it clear an AWESOME sequel is on the way (I PRAY).
I won't give it away, b/c I want you call to experience the same GEEK-chill that shot up my spine when I heard it.
I recc this movie to EVERYBODY, especially comic-book fans.
My ONLY gripe: I would have liked to see a bit more of Iron Man and a bit less of Tony Stark. However, I'm not really complaining =D.
PS: Stan Lee's cameo is perfect, and left me rolling.