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We patiently awaited the appearance of the “JET PACK MAN.” My mind had been wandering all day. I knew that it would be cool. Tim League spares nothing to make the movie experience something to remember. Add in Harry Knowles and you have magic abrewin. So there we are in this crowd, glaring at contestants who showed up in Iron Man Costumes. They were throwing factoids about for prizes when out of the corner of my eye I caught a glimpse of “JET PACK MAN,” emerging from a cloud of smoke.DSC_0052.jpg Right then the years washed away and I was a twelve year old kid entering the fantastic world of summer film. READY TO TAKE THE RIDE AND BELIEVE. Ready to believe in the fantastic. Summer movies have been stepping up for me, sure there have been peaks and falls but that is just the name of the game. This Costumed “JET PACK GUY” whizzing by set my wondernment ablaze and made this movie one step closer. A standing ovation for this stunt sequence is in order. If this wasn’t the best damn precursor to this flick, I couldn’t have imagined a better one.

That said, this movie just had me flying. It was marvelous. The acting was just phenomenal. Robert Downey Jr. need I say more. He elevated the story and the supporting cast kept this bird or should I say rocket, in flight. You could tell the direction came from an understanding of the material and from the heart. I will see this again. I recommend this film to those of you,like me, who know nothing of the source material. If you are looking for a good time at the movies, IRON MAN is it.

* PHOTO BY:
Melissa d’Attilio
Fly Productions, Inc.

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