Pretty much all of these reactions happen to me on a daily basis. This is definitely required following.
danhacker said: I’m pretty much with you. I loved the stuff with Tony and the kid,but why spend so much time working on the MK 47 if he could control 40 other armors remotely. The ending where Pepper is cured and his heart is fixed was a little too convenient.
Tony and the kid was the best part of the movie. Another thing that I kept thinking about was how similar it was to past Shane Black creations. The Downey/Cheadle relationship had a very Riggs/Murtaugh feel to it. And although Black only wrote the story for Lethal Weapon II, the dock finale had its share of similarities as well. And the stilt house being pulled down was kind of Stark’s home being destroyed-ish. And didn’t Riggs’ house get destroyed by a helicopter in one of the Lethal Weapon flicks? And the Stark/kidnapped scene reminded me of a combination of “The Inventor of Scrabble”/”Touch Me Again And I’ll Kill You” scenes from The Last Boyscout.
Nah, not reaching. I had those impressions too. It definitely felt like a Lethal Weapon movie with Iron Man in it, but that’s pretty much exactly what I expected.
By October, when Pulp opened in the U.S., there was a new zingers-and-gore-peddling enfant terrible in town. The inexact-but-tempting parallel to draw here is that Black was Guns N’ Roses and Tarantino was Nirvana, with French New Wave reference points in place of punk cred. They’re more stylistically alike than that analogy suggests; the difference is that as a writer/director and a shameless attention-hog, Tarantino was able to get out in front of his movies in ways Black never could