Tag: Robert Downey Jr

Swing High (Spider-Man: Homecoming, 2017)

Spider-Man has the distinction of having been rebooted three times in the last fifteen years.  Both the Raimi Films and the Marc Webb films have good points.  Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 is a high point for super-hero themed films.  But they also never quite fully… Continue Reading “Swing High (Spider-Man: Homecoming, 2017)”

Food and Family (Chef, 2014)

Jon Favreau’s directorial career has managed a fair number of big budget hits.  He set the tome for the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the first two Iron Man films, and earlier this year wowed viewers with the Jungle Book.  After the failure of Cowboy’s… Continue Reading “Food and Family (Chef, 2014)”

Rebellious Teens (Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2015)

As with every sequel, things must get bigger and louder.  Unlike the first film, the danger really comes from within.  Tony is obsessed with changing the way things are done by building a peace keeping for that will put an end to the need… Continue Reading “Rebellious Teens (Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2015)”

I Will Avenge Thee (the Avengers, 2012)

The Avengers was the culmination of four years of effort on the part of Marvel Studios.  They worked to establish their interconnected Universe building up to this.  People were excited and the Marvel Machine had primarily seen success with their films leading up to this.… Continue Reading “I Will Avenge Thee (the Avengers, 2012)”

Burning Love (Iron Man 3, 2013)

When they announced Iron Man 3’s villain there was concern  The Mandarin was a character with a rather troubling past.  An evil magical Asian.  Then they announced he was being played by Ben Kingsley.  He isn’t an example of Whitewashing exactly (Kingsley is not… Continue Reading “Burning Love (Iron Man 3, 2013)”

Strike While the Iron Is Hot (Iron Man 2, 2010)

Seriously…Iron Man 2… not Invincible Iron Man???  What a miss… Anyways, The first Iron Man was a surprise hit.  Marvel was building towards their shared movie universe and did not want to mess that up.  So, they stuck to their guns.  Favreau was back… Continue Reading “Strike While the Iron Is Hot (Iron Man 2, 2010)”

The Iron Age (Iron Man, 2008)

Simply described as: How to start building your bigger, badder franchise. Iron Man has a history going back to 1990 in attempts to bring it to the screen.  Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator) was on board for Universal…years later, Nick Cage and Tom Cruise sought the… Continue Reading “The Iron Age (Iron Man, 2008)”

Player vs Player (Captain America: Civil War, 2016)

Captain America: Civil War was a risky gamble.  It has a bloated cast.  I mean, Captain America is joined by practically everyone (Except Thor and the Hulk).  The film was also going to be introducing us to a couple Major Players in Both the… Continue Reading “Player vs Player (Captain America: Civil War, 2016)”

Science Gone Mad Part 2 (Wierd Science, 1985)

John Hughes’ juvenile take on Mary Poppins and genies should really be more problematic than it often is. Released in 1985, the film pandered to boyish nerd fantasies.  It focuses on downtrodden super nerds Wyatt and Gary.  Both are obsessed with girls while being… Continue Reading “Science Gone Mad Part 2 (Wierd Science, 1985)”