Monday, May 17, 2010
wait through the end of the credits
i went and saw Iron Man 2 yesterday and i quite enjoyed it. buddy Bob liked it more than the first one but i'm not sure i'd go as far as to say that. as much as i like Don Cheadle i just don't think they made use of a guy with his acting chops the way they could've. Mickey Roarke made for an excellent bad guy too and Sam Rockwell brings his money hungry, slightly nerdy bad guy approach to another blockbuster (you may recall him as a bad guy in one of the Charlie's Angels movies and i think that may be his niche). Scarlett Johansson and Gwyneth Paltrow are just plain beautiful women that are given great parts where they get to show that women can be beautiful and strong. very cool.
the credits rolled and the place emptied. BIG MISTAKE.
i first remember a clip at the end of the credits after Ferris Bueller's Day Off. everthing went silent and then Ferris comes on the screen to look at you and say "what? you're still here? it's over. go home." that was a great little kick in the pants back in the day.
will people never learn? more and more movies are providing clips and foreshadowing of future flicks at the end of their credits. at the end of this one they focused on a crater in New Mexico where they found what looked like it might be Thor's Hammer. how's that for a spoiler?
the MARVEL franchise is going on strong. i love me my MARVEL.