鋼鐵人(Iron Man)又一撈錢系列的前奏

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好萊塢這幾年很流行將漫畫英雄搬上大螢幕,這已經不知道是第幾部了,隨便數都有一大堆,超人、蝙蝠俠、X-Men、蜘蛛人、變形金剛這些名號響亮的就不用提了,就算名氣稍遜的也有綠巨人、驚奇四超人、惡靈戰警、地獄怪客等等,而且其中有些角色緊接著就要推出續集電影。

這類英雄電影有著很無奈的一點,就是女主角永遠都只是超級英雄的陪襯,即使鋼鐵人(港譯:鐵甲奇俠(╯-_-)╯╧╧)的女主角請出奧斯卡影后葛妮絲派特洛,但是在這部片中她也只是一個對白稍微多一點的花瓶。既然提到選角,就不得不稱讚導演選擇男主角的眼光,主人翁東尼史塔克多金、自大、尖酸刻薄,小勞勃道尼根本就是活生生的一個東尼史塔克啊!

不過我個人感覺片中文戲太多,導演讓東尼史塔克這個桀驁不馴的軍火大亨被抓到沙漠中,經歷九死一生,然後這個看似歷盡滄桑、事業有成的中年人一下子良心發現,決定從此不再從事軍火販賣。電影有將近大約一半的篇幅在描寫東尼史塔克因為遭遇武裝份子的攻擊與挾持,對軍火造成的傷害感同身受,因而轉變為一個超級英雄的過程,這是必要的過場,但是也篇幅也實在是太長了吧!電影耗費超過一個小時來描述東尼史塔克在阿富汗經歷的來龍去脈,一直不斷吊著觀眾的胃口,終於等到鋼鐵人正式完工出動,秀了身上的武器裝備之後引來美國軍方的注意,之後又是一大段冷場,接著才是最後兩隻鋼鐵人的對決,精彩歸精彩,但是三兩下就結束了,間中還穿插著花瓶女主角的尖叫聲,實在是讓期待鋼鐵人大顯威風的觀眾意猶未盡啊!比較起來,鋼鐵人被兩架F22戰鬥機追擊的那一段還更讓人熱血沸騰。

由於以上瑕疵,作為一部超級英雄電影,這部片實在未夠班啊!雖然娛樂性有了,但是特效與讓人血脈賁張的情節不太夠份量,讓觀眾(至少我)不夠過癮就結束了,不過,到最後我恍然大悟,結束前的那個鏡頭,擺明了要拍續集啊!因此如果將這部片視為鋼鐵人系列的序曲就完全合理了,那麼它的目的就是交代鋼鐵人的始末並刺激觀眾期待續集的慾望,就這一點來說無疑是成功的。

同時,刻薄的克朗基先生也有看這部片的心得,轉載如下。

So basically, there’s a half hour of this movie that involves Stark building a giant iron suit just out of camera range while confused Afghan rebels discuss amongst themselves what he might be doing.

In adapting "Iron Man" to the screen, the filmmakers have cooked up a rather weak-ass conceit that has weapons manufacturer Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) getting captured by Afghan rebels. The rebels, knowing who Stark is, then force him to manufacture weapons for them. Instead of manufacturing weapons, Stark begins building the Iron Man prototype.

Now, despite having cameras on Stark, the rebels are apparently too stupid to figure out that Stark is not building the missile system they want. They stand around their video monitors and babble stuff in Pashtun or whatever, while Stark hides in whatever place the camera can’t quite see. So basically, there’s a half hour of this movie that involves Stark building a giant iron suit just out of camera range while confused Afghan rebels discuss amongst themselves what he might be doing. Finally, when they do decide it might be worth it to go into the room and see whether or not he’s building the missles, it’s too late. Tony has built the suit, kicks a bunch of Afghan ass, and escapes.Iron Man

When he gets back home, his partner at Stark Industries, Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges) welcomes him home. However, we know that Obadiah had something to do with Tony getting captured in the first place because Obadiah is the guy who got screwed over when whiz kid Tony took over the company at twenty-one and because Jeff Bridges looks like that Amish guy who lost his shit one day and buried his butter churner in his neighbor’s skull.

Tony, having seen what his weapons do, decides to take the company in a new direction while Obadiah plots to stop him. Stark is given help by his trusty assistant, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Their every interaction screams: "I want to make the first move, but I just don’t want to get hurt!"

It’s also quite obvious that "Iron Man" is aware of "Iron Man 2", so the filmmakers have Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) wandering around for what seems no good reason and then there’s the scene after the credits involving Samuel L. Jackson. Knowing about this scene, I hung around until the endless credits were over and I had chewed most of my left pinky off. Originally, I thought Iron Man and Mace Windu were going to duke it out, but Jackson is actually a character of some sort, but since I don’t read the comics, I felt like I was owed some kind of a refund by whoever suggested I say and wait for that crap in the first place.

Ironically, "Iron Man" kind of goes over like a lead balloon.

Source: Mr. Cranky 的影評

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