So, I saw Iron Man last Friday night. When I first heard it came out, I knew nothing about it. Like, I hadn’t even seen a trailer. Then after it came out everyone was raving about it, and then I heard that Robert Downey, Jr. plays Iron Man. And then I wanted to see it.
I have loved Robert Downey Jr. since I was a kid and watched him in sentimental movies like Hearts and Souls and Only You. Then, in high school, I went through a serious Ally McBeal obsession. They were running that show on FX like 800 times a day (fun fact: that same year they filmed an episode for the last season at the ice rink I worked at, and I got to meet Ally McBeal/Calista Flockhart!). Anyway, RDJ played Ally’s love interest during parts of season 4 and season 5, and I just loved him (despite the fact that his character’s name was Larry). His incredible wit, his rough-around-the-edges good looks, and his confident, don’t give a damn attitude are irresistable. In Hollywood, where tanned, blond-streaked (and yes, beautiful) Jude Law and Brad Pitt-types rule the world and the screen; RDJ is a welcome contrast.