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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Iron Man

Last night I went to cinema. Guess what I watch? [ignore the title lah!] It was Iron Man. Watched the show at 9.55pm at Queensbay Mall [as usual I went there early to read some books at Borders and this time I read Bond for Dummies hehe].

Here is the movie plot :

During a business trip to Afghanistan to demonstrate Stark Industries' new weapon, the "Jericho missile" cluster bomb [it was so cool... I was astonish!], Tony Stark's convoy is attacked and he is kidnapped by the terrorist group Ten Rings, who order him to build a Jericho missile for them. Instead, he and fellow captive Dr. Yinsen secretly build a crude but strong power armor fueled by a miniature "arc reactor", a smaller version of a fictional power source previously invented by Stark. The arc reactor supplies energy to an electromagnet which prevents embedded shrapnel from reaching Stark's heart, which would kill him [I'm confuse with this part, was there any metal piece in his body still? And it should came from the metal protection he wore on his body right? Not the bullet? Urgh.. confusing]. Dr. Yinsen is killed in the ensuing escape attempt when he stalls the guards to buy Stark enough time to power the suit [watery eyes when he mentioned about his family and he wanted to see them for so long]. Using the built-in weapons in his suit, Stark defeats several terrorists, destroys their weapons stockpile, and escapes, though his suit is destroyed as he crashlands in the desert [in my heart I shouted "yeah! kick their ass hard!]. Upon being picked up by the Air Force and returning to the United States, Stark declares that his company will no longer manufacture weapons. His business partner, Obadiah Stane [the fucking betrayer!], tells him that this move is blocked by the board members shortly after.

During his self-imposed sabbatical from public life, Stark tinkers with the design of his power suit, slimming it down and refining its flight capability. He also builds a more powerful and reliable mini-arc reactor to power both his pacemaker and the suit. During his first public appearance since his announcement, he is shown pictures of Stark Industries weapons in the hands of terrorist groups, including the Jericho missiles he refused to build for them. He also discovers that Stane has been supplying weapons to both the U.S. troops and the terrorists, as well as being the one to shut Stark out of the board while he recovers. Faced with the realization of what his company has done, Stark dons the power suit and flies to Afghanistan, rescuing Yinsen's village from the Ten Rings [it was sad to think about this Gumira Village -- it remind you about Yinsen and love how Iron Man killed the bastards!]. In destroying their weapon stockpiles, he accidentally draws the attention of the United States Air Force and his friend and company military liaison, Lieutenant Colonel James Rhodes, who handles USAF weapons development.

Determined to make amends for his mistakes, Stark sends his assistant Pepper Potts to find the shipping records of Stark Industries, so he can track down the illicit shipments and destroy them. While hacking into the system she discovers that it was Stane who hired the Ten Rings to kill Stark, but they had reneged on the deal when they realized who the target was. She also discovers that Stane has recovered the power suit prototype and has reverse engineered his own version. Stane, upon realizing Pepper's discovery, steals Stark's arc reactor from his chest to power his new suit, leaving Stark for dead. Using his first reactor, which was not designed to power his latest armor [no wonder the power just left little % and couldn't last for long], Stark does battle with Stane atop Stark Industries and the surrounding streets, defeating him when the full-sized arc reactor that powers the lab is deliberately overloaded under Stark's instruction by Potts. Stark manages to escape in time when his reactor almost fails completely, but reactivates. Afterwards, Stark holds a press conference where his government contacts expect him to state that the armor was piloted by an unidentified "bodyguard" (his cover story in many of the comics). However, he instead makes his identity as Iron Man public. After the credits, Nick Fury visits Stark to inform him of the Avenger Initiative [eh how come I missed this Nick Fury visit part??].

How sweet?

Isn't she lovely?

Remember Robert Downey Jr. used a nice car in this movie? I wonder what Audi was that. Here are some pictures of the car [got it from Reza] :

Oh btw, I want to share something with you... [I wondered last night why the actor's face looks familiar to me] :

Lol. Now I understand why.

So, overall it was a very good movie. You know I love super hero a lot since I was a little kid. Next should be The Incredible Hulk... the best part is Hulk will fight with a same size monster! Yesh baby...


  1. Faisal...something looks different with your blog, header? colour? something!!! what is it?

    oh btw, u have seen iron man? and you loved it too. i am not into stories like this, but hubby is. i dont like any iron/spider/super man stories. LOL

    i am thinking of going to borders later too to get some books, well, either border is qbay or otherwise gurney! but no borders in gurney!

  2. Hehe I changed the template and add picture to my header. Nothing much.

    Oh so me and your hubby are alike then hehe. Can't wait for the Incredible Hulk to be showing soon.

    I saw some discounts at Borders. You should see at the entrance. You buy 3 books with the discount tag and you will only pay for 2 most expensive among them, so the cheapest one you get it for free. The Dalai Lama looks cool but my book that I ordered last month still not in the store -- Abandoned by Anya Peter.

  3. mrfaisal! ure crashing the mood of others who haven't watch iron man yet! heheh.

    movie crasherrrrrr =p =p

    cheers ;)

  4. Fara,

    Alamak! I'm the spoiler now? Duh! Hehe. Have you watched?

  5. I never knew he sang. I remember him being part of the Brat Pack in the late 80's.

  6. Takleh nengok laa sini takde panggung wayang..hehe..salam ziarah...

  7. Tammy - Yeah I kept wondering since I saw his face in Iron Man until yesterday, it just popped out in my mind about this video clip. Cool isn't it? I didn't know that Brat Pack thingy until I check with wikipedia. Lol. Cool term tho.

    Ad Rifza - Oh hehe kena download or beli dvd je la jawabnye. Tapi memang kena tengok sebab best sangat :O)


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