Went to see this the other day. Took the boys and my wife. Loved it.
Confession: I am a big fan of Robert Downey Jr. I love him as Sherlock Holmes and this role is just so well (under)played. I don’t know if you remember but Downey had some serious issues a few years ago with drugs and associated misdemeanours, but he really seems to have gotten himself back on track.
Anyway, to get back to the film. It’s probably a run of the mill Super Hero Action Adventure, but these films have such a willing suspension of disbelief dimension to them that, for my money, it’s hard to know what not to like! Of course it’s also got Gwyneth Paltrow in it, so that beauty and glamour stakes can hardly be higher.
I’d say that Guy Pearce as the villain and Ben Kingsley in his cameo as the villain’s puppet make the film for me. Pearce is understated yet deliciously unhinged, whilst Kingsley is especially good.
If I had one criticism, it would be the whole 3-D experience. To be brutal, and especially for the price, I can’t really see the appeal. It doesn’t really add much for me, and that’s even with my new clip on 3-D lenses.