I have now contributed $11.25 to the first superhero movie since X2 that was both really good and not completely overrated (sorry, Spider-Man 2: you couldn't be taken seriously after featuring the most inane poetry since the original Superman). I know nothing of the comic book Iron Man, but the movie version works extremely well. It is also daringly topical, for a blockbuster. But mostly, it is just a very good, witty, well-paced movie that understands that the emergence of an interesting superhero makes for a vastly better story than a bland superhero doing battle with much more interesting villains (see all of the non-Christopher Nolan Batman flicks. Or, actually, don't). In any case, I'm excited for the sequels. Oh yes, there will be sequels.
Actually, come to think of it, this was the first movie I saw all year. It's been a busy year.
Next up: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull! I am so there.