Is Iron Man better or worse off because of Robert Downey Jr.?

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#51 Posted by CyberWarrior (1552 posts) - - Show Bio

The guy was born to play Iron Man

Golden words.

If some idiot is gonna try to film an Iron Man movie without him he'l TOTALLY screw it.

#52 Edited by Guardian_of_Gravity (2979 posts) - - Show Bio

Even Stan Lee says that there is no one on Earth better than RDJ to be Iron Man.

RDJ transcended merely acting as Iron man, he *is* Iron man.

#53 Edited by CyberWarrior (1552 posts) - - Show Bio

@guardian_of_gravity said:

Even Stan Lee says that there is no one on Earth better than RDJ to be Iron Man.

RDJ transcended merely acting as Iron man, he *is* Iron man.

Stan Lee is an a authority to be listened)

#54 Posted by TheAcidSkull (18032 posts) - - Show Bio

RDJ is way better than the Comic book Iron man. The Fact That they are trying to Follow Jr's Performance is actually a good thing

#55 Posted by joshmightbe (24946 posts) - - Show Bio

@cyberwarrior: I'm sure there is some actor out there that can do it justice but I don't know is if anyone could ever do it as well. That's actually the main problem with Iron Man as a film franchise, he's not like Batman or James Bond, those characters are bigger than any one actor, Iron Man just isn't there yet.

#56 Posted by CyberWarrior (1552 posts) - - Show Bio

@cyberwarrior: I'm sure there is some actor out there that can do it justice but I don't know is if anyone could ever do it as well. That's actually the main problem with Iron Man as a film franchise, he's not like Batman or James Bond, those characters are bigger than any one actor, Iron Man just isn't there yet.

Maybe, but the examples that you are yousing are doubtfull... For example, for me, only Pierce Brosnan is Bond, and all others are NOT. What about Batman, until Nolan came to the screen his movies were awfull.
However, I get your point.

#57 Posted by joshmightbe (24946 posts) - - Show Bio

@cyberwarrior: See we're gonna have to disagree, Connery will always be Bond to me. Also despite not aging well the 1989 Batman movie was great for its time, also despite what Bat fans would have you believe Adam West's Batman was a spot on adaptation of Silver Age Batman. Seriously if you look up the comics of the time you will realize that 60s Batman was the most faithful comic adaptation ever.

#58 Edited by CyberWarrior (1552 posts) - - Show Bio

@cyberwarrior: See we're gonna have to disagree, Connery will always be Bond to me. Also despite not aging well the 1989 Batman movie was great for its time, also despite what Bat fans would have you believe Adam West's Batman was a spot on adaptation of Silver Age Batman. Seriously if you look up the comics of the time you will realize that 60s Batman was the most faithful comic adaptation ever.

Don't know much about Batman, but what about Bond, than here you've got me: I've totaly forgot about Connery. By saying that Brosnan is the best 007, I meant that he's the best modern Bond so... Totaly agree that Connery is the best Bond. Yup.

#59 Posted by The Stegman (25076 posts) - - Show Bio

I never liked Iron Man comics at all, didn't find them interesting or entertaining, but RDJ took the character and made me love him...in the movies at least.

#60 Posted by Fallschirmjager (18446 posts) - - Show Bio

Given that RDJ is signed on for 2 more movies, thus bringing his total appearances as Tony Stark/Iron Man up to a total of 6 when its all said and done - I truly believe he will be the hardest act to follow that we've seen thus far.

I think Cavill (even Routh was solid, even if the movie was garbage) was fantastic as Superman and even though Ledgers' Joker will never be forgotten, we only got to see him once. I'm sure someone will be able to replace him and do the character justice.

There's no way his portrayal of Iron Man over the past 5 years has done anything but to help Iron Man comics. Before Iron Man came out, I had several non-comic reading friends and family who barely knew who he is, now they think of him almost along the lines of Superman and Batman. From a movie perspective, I know a lot of people who think Iron Man is more popular than Spiderman (didn't help the latter didn't have a movie for the 5 year period Iron Man boomed in).

#61 Edited by skypilotbinky (98 posts) - - Show Bio

Worse off. I hate how every time I want to see Iron Man, I have to sit through 2 plus hours of dry, sarcastic, deadpan humor. I miss when acting was, you know, acting. Remember, happy, sad, angry etc? Most of you may take it for granted but playing emotions is the cornerstone of all acting and RDJ is NOT good at it. If I can't tell how Tony Stark is feeling half the time it makes it hard to understand the movie in general.

#62 Posted by TheAcidSkull (18032 posts) - - Show Bio
#63 Edited by Bezza (3734 posts) - - Show Bio

..ironically Iron Man is better off in terms of world popularity and guaranteed existence for the next decade or so as a popular character, but the comics themselves don't seem to be doing very well! Its a real shame....

#64 Posted by CrazyScarecrow (1458 posts) - - Show Bio

@cyberwarrior: I remember reading a small article in a 1998(?) issue of Entertainment Weekly and Stan Lee brings up how David Hasselhoff is the perfect choice to play Nick Fury in the Nick Fury: Agent of Shield TV movie. Just thought I would bring that up :P

More seriously though I don't like comics Iron Man or Robert Downing Jr. so I guess I would have to say worse.

#65 Edited by M3th (2099 posts) - - Show Bio

Some Users love to read tHe title only and skip tHe OP.

June'sVeryOwn

#66 Posted by LyraFay (2536 posts) - - Show Bio

@cyberwarrior: I'm sure there is some actor out there that can do it justice but I don't know is if anyone could ever do it as well. That's actually the main problem with Iron Man as a film franchise, he's not like Batman or James Bond, those characters are bigger than any one actor, Iron Man just isn't there yet.

But the thing also about Bond and Batman is that they can be reinvented. But I do agree with you about Iron man as you say isn't bigger than the actor or a film franchise.

#67 Posted by bigtewell (749 posts) - - Show Bio

Better. Much better.

Iron Man comics are unbelievably boring to me.

this. ive only liked 3 iron man stories but i loved rdjs performances

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