To hang out with a new set of friends and since i ditched the guy who wanted to take me to the movies, I watched Iron Man with Kuya Pao and Ate Jeks. It was Kuya Pao's second time to watch it but I don't really see why he had to. The movie was not that hard core anyway. It was kind of cheesy and too revealing.
One of the chief goals of a superhero movie is to keep its viewers on the edge of their seats, constantly speculating and hanging on every clue that leads to another. So what's with the "I am Iron Man" publicity in the ending? I don't see how that works if a sequel is being plotted. What a spoiler! It did kill the thrills of nearly getting caught. And the one-eyed guy played by Samuel Jackson, was that really necessary? It seemed like a desperate cry for a sequel. If you ask me, the Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End had a more fitting end-of-credits ending. Another thing about the ending is the "invitation" somewhat suggests a Justice-League-type of alliance exists, which made it lame because the film was a fiction in a "real-life" setting. It's too overwhelming.
Another goal should be to create this strong impression to the viewers that the scenarios, with the convoluted laws of physics and tenets of science, are believable. In that moment, everything should seem real. However, somewhere along the movie, I kind of felt being "fooled" like during the testing period of the suit, no bones were broken despite having concrete walls and floors at the lab. The Transformers did a better job on this because they used alien robots instead of wanna-be human hero who's old and had no superpowers.
Anyhow, if not for the bushy eyebrows and wild eyes of Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), I would have thought of the film less. He is the only superhero I know who is in the 40's. "I'm not the superhero type" has been proven effective like in Spiderman or Superman which used geeky as their non-superhero feature. One point for that. All in all, 'twas satisfactory.