I just saw Iron Man and I have to say I enjoyed myself. It was far better than what I was expecting– which was it was going to be crap because Jon Favreau is not exactly a director with a very impressive list of movies behind him. His only movie that I really loved was Swingers, and he didn’t even direct it!
I loved the many geek references that was inserted in the movie. Obadiah Stane, War Monger, the reference to Rhodes and War Machine, and of course, the coup de grace, the final three minute scene after the end credits. That scene alone opened up the Marvel movie canon to a whole new world of possibilities. Since the movie has been shown for more than few days now I think I can talk about it without “spoiling” it for everyone. If you don’t like spoilers though, stop reading NOW!
The appearance of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury is probably the best cameo to happen in a movie in ages. His mere appearance is a great big statement that the direction of probably most of the Marvel superhero movies from here on in will be anchored on the Ultimate universe, which is probably one of the coolest bunch of titles in comicdom. It makes my brain hurt just thinking of an Ultimate Avengers movie. I do hope that they deliver on their titillation and come up with the goods.