Every once and awhile, comic book fans get lucky. There are few "good" comic book movies out there and a couple of great ones- Batman Begins springs to mind, as does the second X-Men movie.
But Iron Man, with its cast of A-list talent, shines like the power generator in the center of Tony Stark's chest. Robert Downey Jr. really sells the flick and the bonus scene at the end (it pays to stay after the credits) is one of the best in movie history.
Iron Man also has a solid moral center that shuns war profiteering in favor of peace. Downey' s conversion from billionaire playboy with an ego to billionare playboy with a heart comes off as believeable without being too preachy.
Dietrich will have his own full length review on this and I'm sure he'll have some positive things to say about it as well. But when you go, be sure to get there early so you don't miss this kickin' Dark Knight trailer....