Lets try this on for size: This week's movie Discussion is Iron Man Director: Jon Favreau Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard (Full Cast) Studio: Paramount Pictures The Plot: While in captivity, industralist Tony Stark (Downey) creates a high-tech suit of armor which he first uses to fight his way to freedom, and then to prevent a dark-minded scientific genius from carrying out his nefarious plot against humankind. User Rating: THE BUZZ: After 15+ years in development, the comic hero first based on Howard Hughes is refashioned as a contemporary industrialist whose technology is being used in the Middle Eastern war effort. (Funny, we can't compare him to any present-day eccentrics, just a list of bad guys come to mind.) Director Jon Favreau was the first name talent associated with project, and any doubt as to his ability to bring in a polished, smart-looking film should have been erased by not only the principal cast he got to sign on, but also his plan for the first film of a proposed trilogy (we hear Downey, Paltrow, and Howard signed 3-picture deals). Here's what we know: Stark is taken prisoner is Afghanistan, and that's where he builds the suit; both the grey suit and the red and gold suit will appear; Stark's alcoholism won't be addressed during the first go-round. And a note to old-school comics fans: It's kind of cool that Stark's old split book counterpart, Steve Rogers (a.k.a Captain America) was greenlighted soon after IM began pre-production. While that project seems to be languishing in development-heck, we imagine IM's initial returns might help get the red, white, and blue balls rolling. I watched Iron Man. Allthough the movie followed the traditional comicbook movie plan, I thought it was entertaining and fun. If they come out with IronMan 2, I want to see it (hopefully at the theater) and I will probably buy the DVD when it comes out. I went to IGN and read about the game of the movie and grabbed some wallpapers and a website kit. I wish there was a demo of the game I could try.