Random Song 1: Usher - Love In This Club (remix) [ft. T.T. and Young Jeezy] (buy)
Random Song 2: Lily Allen - I Could Say (Myspace)
Random Song 3: Flight of the Conchords - Ladies of the World (buy)
After a mix of the successful launches (Spider Man, X-Men, Blade), and horrific failures (Elektra, Ghost Rider, Daredevil, The Hulk), Marvel has once again dipped into its canon of superheroes with hopes of box office gold. Fortunately for them, “Iron Man” is a blockbuster truly worthy of the Marvel branding. The film is faithful to the lore that comic fans have loved for years. Robert Downey Jr. perfectly captures the essence of Tony Stark, the billionaire playboy and weapons manufacturer, who ultimately becomes Iron Man. Downey Jr. finds the perfectly blend of arrogance, humour and heart that made Tony such a complex character in the comics. The film also does a good job of including a lot of references (e.g. S.H.I.E.L.D, Rhodes as War Machine, The Avengers, etc.) that should wet fans appetites for future film installments. Yet you do not need to be a fan of the books to enjoy this film. The movie provides enough action and story to entertain, and bring up to speed, the uninitiated. As with all major comic book tales that jump to the big screen, “Iron Man” is essentially just an origin story. Which mean the film does have a few spots where the pacing lags a tad. Yet the moments are so minor that many will hardly notice. Once the action sequences hit, you will forget that film ever had a slow moment to begin with. “Iron Man” is a fine addition to the canon of superhero movies, and should not be missed by those looking for a fun summer blockbuster.
Random Song 4: Kyrie Kristmanson - Origin of Stars (Myspace)
Random Song 5: The Mary Onettes - Lost (buy)
Random Song 6: Lupe Fiasco - What It Do (Lupe's blog)