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We finally saw IRON MAN.



Who wouldn’t? It’s so perfect.

Okay, not perfect, but it was just what I wanted/needed from a superhero film, in that it gave us such an amazing guy for whom we could root. And he didn’t even have superpowers! Except his brain, of course. (And the quirky, brilliant humor didn’t hurt either.) Sure, the bad guys were caricatures, but so what? They’re just stand-ins for Evil, right? In a superhero context, Evil is the very best villain anyway. And I thought they tried to nuance it a bit so as not to be too ethno-awful, so I can’t really ding them on that.

Plus, I had buttered popcorn. So all in all, it doesn’t get any better than that, movie-wise.

Definitely see it on the big screen at least once. I’m angling to go again next weekend, which tells you a lot because I don’t really do that any more – well, at least not too often.

Disclaimer: I didn’t read the IRON MAN comics. I get it that some long-time fans are having issues, and I feel for them. On the other hand, if you just sit back and let it wash over you, it’s a great flick.

On the writing front, there’s a big: UGH. Why? Because the last thing I was working on before my father passed away was a romantic suspense, serial-killer type story. I had handwritten virtually all the big scenes, including the BIG SCARE and the HUGE ENDING. But as of the end of February, I haven’t been writing. At all. Fast forward to this weekend, when I finally decided to pull that file out and start working again, and…

I can’t find the file. Tore the house apart, and still, it’s nowhere. But of course, it has to be somewheree, so I keep looking. Did I leave it at the hospital? Did it fall into the abyss – a.k.a., the ton of paperwork that has been generated from my triple role as executor, trustee, and POA for my mom? (Not to mention, lawyer, wife, mom and whatever)

I am literally driving myself mad with the need to find those scribbles, even though I know from past experience that I can re-create the scenes. I lost a file once, and re-created it, and then found the original, and it was almost eerie how the dialogue tracked – like I had channeled those characters once, and then again. Even the freaking jokes! Not the descriptions or transitions, but boy, those characters were …well, apparently, real people to me.

I’m going to look for the file a zillion more times, then give up and re-write. But it’s painful, and the whole idea of writing again was to get away from pain, not find more. Sheesh….

Anyway, the point is, go see IRON MAN. You won’t regret it!




( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 14th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
Did you stay after the credits?

Edited at 2008-05-14 02:28 am (UTC)
May. 14th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
after the credits
yes, I had been alerted to the need to do so. And it was worth it, but I have to say, those were the loooongest credits I've ever seen. I half expected to see my own name there!
May. 14th, 2008 08:56 am (UTC)
*beams* I went and saw it a second time myself. There are no movies opening in Ireland this weekend (that's one of the things I miss over here, is the American film schedule...), and I may go see it AGAIN.

*beams* *hugs*!

Also, argh about the missing files. :p I hope you find them, and I hope, if not, that rewriting is relatively painless. :p *hugs more*
May. 15th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the hope/hug -- I've spent so many hours obsessively scouring the house, I'm ready to face the fact that I won't find it by looking, but rather, will stumble upon it years from now when I'm searching for something else. Sigh...

Enjoy your third screening of IRON MAN -- it's pretty much the only thing worth seeing over here at the moment too, although there are some exciting releases on the horizon.
Jun. 9th, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC)
Did you find your missing files?
I was just wondering if you ever found your file.....


I have not seen Iron Man but if the affects were as good as in Transformers, I shall have to get the dvd. I work too many hours to get to the movies. I love movies like that, tho. It seemed really interesting.
Jun. 10th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Did you find your missing files?
Thanks for asking, but no, I never found my file ::::: Waaaaaaaah:::

I don't think the special effects were as good as those in Transformers, but they were excellent. It'll look good in DVD, and worth seeing bunches of times.
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