Monday, April 11, 2016

I is for …Ironman


Robert Downey, Jr. as Ironman is one of the most perfect castings in all superhero movies ever. Whether it's that he's a fantastic actor, or that he just understands brilliant, selfish egoists because he is one, I don't know, but it's the first time I ever had any interest in Ironman as a character.

The character, as portrayed by Downey, Jr. comes across in all his self-centered, self-important glory, yet is somehow still sympathetic enough to keep me watching. Generally, I don't have much patience with self-aggrandizing people, in real life or in fiction, so it's a surprise that I'm interested in Tony Stark.
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Maybe it's his enthusiasm, his mania. I do like a good mad scientist character, and Tony Stark definitely qualifies (Hello? Ultron?). Maybe it's that bad-boy charisma. I'm not generally susceptible to that either, but Downey, Jr. suggests a vulnerability beneath, and maybe I am snowed by that, at least a little.

Some characters you love to hate…this one, I hate to love.  But I do.
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10 comments:

  1. I'm so with you on Ironman, and Robert Downey Jr.'s casting in that role. And that Futurama meme is spot-on. :)

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  2. I too enjoyed seeing RDJ in Iron Man. I think seeing glimpses of humanity in someone who we'd normally view as being an "egotist" and he happens to be a handsome Hollywood actor is what makes us sometimes go awwww.

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  3. I'm pretty sure Iron Man is my favorite Avenger, and I'm also pretty sure it's mostly because of RDJ...

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  4. That casting was perfect. Once he leaves the role, I'm not sure there will be another actor out there who can pull it off as well.

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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  5. I have not watched all the Iron Man movies, but what I have seen I enjoyed very much. But then, I've always liked Robert Downey as an actor.
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  6. Me too :) I was never remotely interested in Iron Man before RDJ. He manages to make him vulnerable even if he says the most preposterous things.
    Tasha
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  7. i think i must watch iron man movies

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