This is a MUST-WATCH! I have not raved about a movie for the longest time and this one really blew my mind away. Directed by Jon Favreau, Iron Man is reminescent of Bryan Singer's The X-Men series (minus the crappy final installment which was directed by someone else not worth mentioning) with its strong characterisation and incredible action sequences. Credit of course goes to Stan (Lee - need I mention again how great this name is?) the man and Jack Kirby, the other screenplay writer for the very witty script. I had laughed at Robert Downey Jr.'s lines when the cinema was totally silent where the jokes were subtle (e.g. when he as Iron Man rips off a cable off the bigger pirated version and says, "This looks important!"). I had marvelled at the wonderful computer wizardry that went into creating the awesome special effects (by the Stan Winston team actually). What's a brilliant action movie without a stunning beauty? Of course, one would not forget the ever so talented and gorgeous Gwyneth Paltrow who's married (darn) to the frontman of Coldplay.
I had waited too long to catch what I deemed as the best action movie I have seen so far. Do not make the same mistake that I did with the delay. And by the way, make sure you watch it in a cinema with a humongous screen aka The Grand Cathay in digital format!