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Iron Man?

Okay, folks. All the buzz about "Iron Man" has gotten me curious enough to want to see it (even though I know nothing at all about the comic, except that I heard Iron Man himself is pretty boring, as cartoon dudes go). Here's my question to those of you who have seen it already:

Connor-friendly: yes, or no? He's seen all the Spiderman and X-Men films, Doctor Who, Hell Boy . . . it's not more graphically violent or freakier than any of that stuff, is it?

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chershey
May. 5th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC)
I went in knowing absolutely nothing except that a not-like-young-and-like-so-cute-like-yeah actor was cast because the character is supposed to be well-established in his world and I really liked it. Connor-friendly wise, I'm not sure. There are some political and military undertones that I'm not sure he'd get, but I'm not sure if he wouldn't get it in an over-the-head way or in some other way. Hmm.
elite
May. 5th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
Tony Stark loves his ladies, but there isn't really anything too suggestive going on.

Violence-wise, I think it's on par with X-Men. There's probably even less blood.

I think if he's been able to handle all those things that you listed, Iron Man should be okay for him.

I hope you guys love it!
measi
May. 5th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
If he did okay with Spidermen and X-Men, I think he'll be okay. It may be slightly one more step up, only because of the modern-day connections.

There's quite a bit of gunfire in the first half, with some very real current day war/terrorist leanings. There is some blood, but I don't recall seeing anyone *actively* bleeding or graphic maming violence. It's implied - but not shown.

After that bit? He'll be absolutely fine. There's a lot of very funny physical comedy stuff in the middle that will have him laughing a lot, which will probably solve any issues you have at the beginning, if there are issues.

johnnys_quest
May. 6th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
Not a reader of the comic, but loved the movie. My only complaint is that they should have used Iron Man by Black Sabbath more prominently :D

I concur with the previous comments as far as being "Conner Friendly."
princessrica
May. 6th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
Jacob has also seen all of the above and I'd take him to see Iron Man without reservation. I think it's PG13 for violence and mild suggestive themes. Most of the 'suggestive' stuff goes right over his head anyway, so I don't get worked up about it.
megamagicflame
May. 6th, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
I'm still not sure how much I want to see Iron Man. He's a villain in the only two Marvel comics I read, and not a particularly likeable villain at that.
edda
May. 6th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC)
At one point the bad guy calls the good guy a 'little prick'. That's about the worst thing, aside from the general 'splodeyness.
synergy
May. 7th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
I think it's safe. A lot of the movie is actually real storytelling. Aside from initial explosions where first there's demonstrations of bombs in the middle east and then some fighting right after, I wouldn't say there's anything, well, traumatizing.

I really liked the movie and S told me tonight that after such a blowout weekend they've already projected an opening for a sequel in June 2010.
synergy
May. 7th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
By the way, Robert Downey Jr looks better and better the longer he's off the drugs and the older her gets. I thought he was rather tasty looking. ;)
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