I have no words. Whilst this James Bond spoof is ultimately a re-hash of the previous two films, it's still spectacular.
I mean, it's no masterclass in filmmaking, but it's very funny throughout and doesn't pull punches on being utterly and completely absurd.
And come on...
"I was in an unfortunate smelting accident, which is why I go by the name of... Goldmember."
Excuse the pun, but that origin story is GOLD.
Ho... ly... shit.
As far as the "JJ Abrams is a shit director all he does is lens flare and predictable storyline blah blah blah" argument goes, it's become mute. JJ Abrams has delivered an action movie, a comedy-drama, a character piece and a fanboy pleasing saturday night movie, all in the space of 2 and a half hours.
So. The story? It's fantastic. It's simple, yet complex at the same time, never becoming boring or tired, travelling…
By far the best Iron Man film of the bunch. Not as great as The Avengers, mind, but still cracking. That's right. Cracking.
In my mind, Shane Black was the perfect directing candidate to bring Iron Man to life, as there's a certain 'spring' in Iron Man 3 that isn't exactly present in the first two films- a certain knowledge of how to twist and turn a story. A knowledge of how to make an audience laugh. And my god,…