Wednesday, April 30, 2008

He Is Iron Man!

Well, last night Matthew and I became the last two people in OKC admitted to the sneak preview of Iron Man.

Well, it's pretty darned good.

It was amusing seeing Jeff Bridges, the long-haired ranter against corporate greed in the 1977 King Kong remake, epitomizing corporate greed in this film.

Robert Downey, Jr did a fine job as a slovenly, rich jerk who is suddenly confronted with the effects that his selfish actions have on others. He was also pretty good as tony Stark, aka Iron Man.

Gwyneth Paltrow was so good I didn't know who she was for a while. She would be gorgeous if she had some meat on her bones.

Overall, a fine film for the would-be hero in us all. The special effects were "believable" over all, if over the top.

So, go see Iron Man!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Fisher Price's Super Car -- Who Is that Cute Kid?

Here, fresh from my wife's shopping bag, is a new Fisher Price toy for "DC Super Friends."

You shake the car to "energize" it and it runs for a while, all the while chirping heroic phrases.

While the car is cute, check out the back side of the packaging. Jazra looked at it and said, "That's Calvin!"

The boy, indeed, resembles Jazra's bestest play buddy, Calvin Hodge. See a picture from a couple of years ago to compare.

Now, if only we can get Jazra a modeling job too ...

All original content
© by Mark Alfred