Suzi (k00kaburra) wrote,

Movie: Iron Man (2008)

I finally got around to watching Iron Man for the first time.

It was a lot better than I expected!

I guess I never had very high expectations for it, because none of the previous Marvel Comics movies - the Spiderman trilogy, the X-Men films, Fantastic Four - were all that good.  Even X-Men: First Class failed to really grab me.

But Iron Man  was quite good.  Obviously, a lot of that stems from just spot-on casting; Robert Downey Jr. is just perfect as Tony Stark, and Gwyneth Paltrow is a great Pepper Potts.  The story is updated to reflect the current political environment (I believe the original Iron Man origin story was set in Vietnam during the war?) but the main thrust of it was preserved.

But Nick Fury = black?  I don't know why that always breaks my brain - well, no, I know exactly why.  When I used to read Marvel Comics in the 90s and very early 2000s, Nick Fury was a middle-aged white guy.  Looked like someone's father, or at least a slightly skeevy barfly.  Definitely not a black Samuel L. Jackson badass.  But when Marvel launched the Ultimate comic books, they completely revamped the character, so there it is.  Black Fury.

Tags: marvel comics, movies, superheroes

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