THEY EVEN KEPT THE FUCKING FLIGHT STANCE!
Gwenyth as Pepper is fucking awesome.
Robert Downey Jr is just amazing all-around and he fucking IS Iron Man.
The cast of this movie was brilliantly put together and not just thrown in for the sake of names.
I fucking love how they adapted his origin to fit now, it really worked extremely well.
LOVE the first Iron Man suit being used (that big, bulky one in the caves was his first suit in the comics, WAY back).
THE ROBOTS! THE FIRE RETARDANT! EVERY FUCKING TIME HE HIT THE WALL TRYING TO FLY!
Holy fuck, dude, every art of him making and testing the suit rocked.
LOVE the press conference when he comes back, sitting down and then jumping the gun and shutting down everything right there on the spot without consulting anyone--very true to the character.
While we're at it I even love the fucking product placement for Burger King, because the, "I've been held hostage for three months, I only want to things, an American cheeseburger and--" part made it fit and was funny, too. So when we clearly see the Burger King bag it makes you giggle instead of thinking it's fucking obnoxious.
Robert Downey Jr.'s comic timing is awesome, BTW.
Obadiah was a magnificent fucking bastard, and I loved his giddy glee when Tony showed him the wee!arc reactor in his chest and then the pure fucking evil later on.
RHODEY! ILU, TERRENCE.
That part where they find him and Tony just leans on his best friend (Rhodes) and they have that manly, slashy hug-ish thing. <3
I fucking love how Tony decides to use the suit for something other than flying (connects things to him even more personally withut throwing random anvils or deus ex machinas at us).
That scene with Iron Man and the jets, HMOG SO MUCH FUCKING AWESOME!
MOG THE AGENT FROM THE STRATEGIC HAZARD INTERVENTION ESPIONAGE LOGIISTICS DIRECTORATE! S.H.I.E.L.D! MOTHERFUCKING S.H.I.E.L.D. BABY! And, yeah, I didn't realize that until the second time someone said, "That needs to be shortened," so I count that as big points for more non-anvliness.
MOG IRON MAN GOT FUCKING RUN OVER! WIN!
And I love how they gave us things in the movie that came back later, like the icing problem and the "Proof that Tony Stark has a heart" thing. And, again with making it feel natural and them actually fitting into the movie instead of obviously being shoved in there because they needed them later.
MOG AND RHODES! AND THE WAR MACHINE NOD! (In the comics Rhodes isn't just Tony'ds best friend, later he becomes a superhero too, named War Machine, and that scene with him looking at the suit and saying, "Maybe next time," was made of fanboy GLEE AND WIN. Favreau cast Terrence because he felt he could play War Machine in a sequel.)
MOG THE END! WITH THE FOURTH WALL-BREAKING COMMENTS ABOUT HAVING A GIRLFRIEND WHO KNEW HIS SECRET IDENTITY! PIPER REMINDING TONY ABUT LEAVING HER AT THE BENEFIT! AND S.H.I.E.L.D. BEING ALL EFFECTIVE AND GIVING FIFTY SWORN WITNESSES TO TONY'S ALIBI! AND RHODES TELLING HIM TO STICK TO THE CARDS!
AND THEN HIM GOING UT THERE AND TELLING THEM ALL HE'S IRON MAN! Dude, that's a hell fucking yeah, man! Iron Man is one of the Marvel heroes who doesn't have a secret identity, and I'm SO fucking glad they kept it that way!
AND! AND! AFTER THE CREDITS! SAMUEL L. MOTHERFUCKING JACKSON AS NICK MOTHERFUCKING FURY! THE AVENGERS! HMOG THEY NEED TO MAKE IT! I WANT IRON MAN II AND THE AVENGERS FUCKING YESTERDAY!
Also? Stan Lee being mistaken for Heffner!
Also? Apparently much of the dialogue was unscripted and improvised by the actors, which means I love Robert Downey Jr. even more now. You know that line from the commercials, the, "People say the best weapon is one you don't have to fire. I respectfully disagree," line? He came up with that. And the whole thing is that and, "I think the best weapon is one you only have to fire once."
I really think I may go shell out another seven bucks to watch this again sometimes soon; it was that good.