I guess it’s not really fair to call this one of my most anticipated films of the summer anymore, since I’ve already seen it. So forgive me if this is more review than preview, but this film was a blast. I used to be a huge Robert Downey Jr. fan back in the days of Only You, US Marshalls, Chaplin, and the incredibly underrated “Heart and Souls”. It’s good to see him back in the mainstream with his wit and charm still intact. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that he is playing such a super cool character and that they followed the Spiderman school of filmaking milking every seen for humor and fun. Wife of Dice and myself had a great time at this flick (even with the knucklehead kid having full conversations on his cellie a couple seats down), and I can’t wait for the next one. It may have only been number 7 anticipated, but having seen it now, I have a hunch it may be higher than that in my year end ratings.
#6 tomorrow, and it’s the only one on the list with a Switchfoot tune over the credits.