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Iron Man

The movie Ironman is silly in too many ways to catalog. It's also surprisingly good, with snappy dialogue and unexpected plot/character twists. For instance, when protagonist Tony Stark escapes his evil captors and is on his way home he tells his personal assistant Virginia "Pepper" Potts what his immediate goals are:

Tony: There are two things I want to do. One, I want an American cheeseburger, and the other ...
Virginia: That's not going to happen.
Tony: It's not what you think. I want you to call for a press conference now.

Somewhat earlier conveniently brilliant Tony has conveniently invented a revolutionary power supply. His conveniently brilliant co-prisoner is amazed:

Yinsen: That could run your heart for fifty lifetimes!
Tony: Yeah ... or something big for fifteen minutes.

And you know he's got something big in mind ...

(cf. Extraordinary Gentlemen (29 Apr 2003), ActionMovieRules (2003-08-10), ThisFarInside (2007-04-05), ...) - ^z - 2008-11-17

I like this!