“Urgent superhero” music motive? Check
Hero in a wifebeater? Check
CGI helicopters at sunset? Check
Hero questioning the meaning of his role as superhero vs his personal life? Check
Vaguely seen villain vs. US Milliary/industrial complex? Check
Lots and lots of Iron Mans? Check check check.
Directed by Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwenyth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Ben Kingsley, this opens May 3rd.
Related: Kevin Feige and Shane Black talk about the movie.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.