Film Friday: IRON MANNNN!

I finally saw it last week, with the special lady.  The first one- I don't know if I'll ever get off my butt and watch the second one. 

It was one of those movies that people have been telling me to watch since, well, since it came out.  "It's right up your alley - funny movie".  Of course, I ignored them - super hero movies being, of course, utterly brainless and not worth my time.  I mean, I like casual movies - I've posted about this a few times - but something about super hero movies just doesn't do it for me.

But, I finally saw Iron Man.  And I enjoyed it.  Granted, it won't be on any top 50 lists or anything, but it had some highly entertaining moments. 

Watching it, it made me think about movies I have never seen, but have already decided I wouldn't like.  And the list gets longer and longer every month.  Transformers 1 & 2 are on that list.  So are the last two Star Wars movies that came out.  Kill Bill is up there, along with Inglourious Basterds, simply because Tarantino films are hit or miss with me.  And the list goes on and on.

And this, of course, makes me wonder if maybe I'm missing something.  Maybe Transformers is an awesome movie, filled with laughs and deep insights.  Maybe it is Michael Bay's opus, his crowning work and an apology for all the other trash he has inflicted upon us over the years. 

Then again, maybe it's just a movie about giant robots that turn into cars beating the crap out of each other.

I went for a good couple of years missing out on a good movie because I thought it was just a dumb film with a guy in a robot suit flying around.  When I finally did watch it - and yes, it's a movie about a guy in a robot suit flying around... and so much more - I will admit to having underestimated it.  But if I had never seen it?

Well, if I had never seen it, my life would be pretty much exactly the same.  Except I'd be trying to think of something else to write a post about right now. 

1 comment:

  1. I thought that Transformers was just a movie about cars that turn into robots and beat the crap out of each other, but the guys I know thought it was great.
    When guys hear I've been to Petra, they always ask if I saw some pyramid thing that was in the movie, and I have to admit I have no idea what they're talking about because I haven't seen the second movie.

    You're right, you never know until you watch it.