Re: Iron Man 3
posted at 5/13/2013 10:47 AM EDT
In response to mrmojo1120's comment:
Some of the hardcore comic geeks had a couple of problems because it didn't follow the comic book version verbatem,but that's on them.If you're looking to spend some time kicking back and enjoying a humorous,action packed movie,then Iron man 3 is probably a good movie for you to see.Robert Downey once again proves that he IS Iron Man.
Nice writeup. Glad you had a favorable reaction to Iron Man 3.
Thought I'd ask if you've seen, or are planning to see, "42" ? Since you love the movies, and love baseball, it sounds like a match for you. :)
As per the movie, I read a fantastic writeup yesterday written by Bob Ryan, in the sports section, of all places. He felt he had to see "42", and he did report on what you refer to above, re: the Hollywoodization (of sorts) of the story. Of course, with a comic book hero, it's not as serious as real history, but it's rare when a film is 100% accurate to its original source. He does slam the film to a certain extent re: it's historical accuracy, but he is also fully aware that because he loves the game as much as he does, and knows the history as well as he does (he said he's probably read every book on the topic), he's going to poke more holes in the portrayal of the story of Jackie Roinson more than the average movie-goer. I loved reading his POV; Ryan knows how to pick nits. :)
OTOH, he then goes into a litany of praise for the film. Said the casting is superb. Loved Chadwick Boseman and Nicole Beharie (said she is knock-out gorgeous, true to life). He also said he loved Harrison Ford's performance as Branch Rickey -- and thinks the performance is award-worthy. Wow. :)
Anyhow, he recommended it highly, flaws and all, since in Ryan's opinion, it's one of the most important American stories of the 20th century, and everyone, of all ages, should be aware of it. Ryan's words were very compelling.
Just thought I'd put in a good word, in case you were waffling re: seeing it. Or maybe you've already seen it?