More movie catchup. This time… Some Marvel superhero movies to catch up on (5) before going to see the new one - The Avengers . Might take a few days. Not exactly sure of the order to watch them in… Iron Man I, Iron Man II, Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America
- Iron Man (I) – the Origin Story – though with a modern twist. (I’m pretty sure the original origin story for Iron Man took place in Vietnam, though it’s been a very long time since I read it. The new one? Afghanistan? Or someplace similar in the Middle East.) Stick around past the end credits for a teaser to a future movie in the series.
- High points (in this order):
- The Villain (of course, we wouldn’t want the villain to be too evil for an origin story… the Hero wouldn’t survive.)
- The government (First hints at S.H.I.E.L.D. – stay for the extra after the credits for a cameo)
- Tony/Pepper (Not sure what the point of that was… Sure, in the comic they have a complicated relationship…)
- Iron Man II – Tony meets his first post-Origin villain (Someone who builds his own Suit.). And finds out the perils of everyone knowing who Iron Man is (I could have sworn it was a secret in the comics) (He never could stay on script… the government should have known better.) (Once again, stick around for a teaser for a future movie (Thor))
- High Points
- Pepper Potts (again)
- Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanov (aka The Black Widow) - She had the only non-Suit action scene in the movie
- The Suit-case
- The Tech!
- Mickie Rourke as a version of Ivan Vanko (maybe)
- Tony drunk at his birthday party in The Suit
- Tony vs The Government
- Tony’s competition (Hammer)