I finally saw IRON MAN. Finally. And I'm kinda ticked at myself because I didn't do it sooner. Then again, since it's been out for a few weeks and other summer movies are crowding it, the theater was almost empty, and it was almost like a private screening, and that was awesome.
In short, I absolutely loved it. I'd heard all the kudos from everyone else, and I thought the movie couldn't be that good, but...it was. Because of the spot on characterization, solid acting, delightful dialogue (and I can't believe I just said "delightful," but it is), I was utterly involved in every moment. I was invested in whether or not Tony Stark got hurt or failed, because he seemed so real that the possibility existed. The special effects were slick and very non-intrusive. And Robert Downey, Jr.? God, all I can say is welcome back. Truly.
Then there was LOST last night. Don't worry. I won't spoil anything because I know a lot of people don't watch programs until a few days after they're aired (That's usually me.). But...eeeeee! That last shot gave me goose bumps.
Next week, watch this blog for a couple of book giveaways--one for my friend Cherie Feather on this site and another one for my books that I'll be announcing on an urban fantasy site. Meanwhile, have a great weekend!