Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Iron Man

I went to see Iron Man this weekend and loved it!  Another in a series of recent great film re-renderings of comic book heroes (along with the Spiderman series and Batman Begins).  But here's what I missed:

Iron Man's Epilogue

Iron Man may be B-list, but folks hungry for a (super)hero couldn't care less. The first big flick of the summer took in over $100 million in its opening weekend.

Obviously a lot of folks watched Robert Downey Jr. kick butt as the metallic maniac, but only those who stayed past the credits got the whole story. You see, after the credits roll and audiences learn who the "best boy" was, viewers are treated to an even bigger surprise. Avert your gaze if you don't want to know. Still here? OK, so after the credits, Colonel Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) asks our iron hero if he thinks he's the only superhero (a rhetorical question, we assume). Fury then says he needs to talk to Iron Man about "the Avenger Initiative."

The Avengers? That would be fantastic!!

1 comment:

patrick said...

Iron Man was a practically flawless hero flick; its makers drop some pretty obvious sequel hints too... i'm thinking the next one should be equally great