Andrew Smith with ScrippsNews gets some help from his wife in reviewing the new animated Invincible Iron Man DVD that came out today:
… it’s very loud.
That was my wife’s take on this film, whose plot includes the origin of Tony “Iron Man” Stark and a tussle with the Golden Avenger’s long-time arch-foe, The Mandarin. (Bonuses include a featurette on the character’s comic-book origin, a gallery of different armor from the comics and my favorite part: a trailer of the straight-to-DVD animated “Dr. Strange” movie, due later this year.)
Comic-book purists may share my wife’s disdain, as this Iron Man has a different status quo than in the comics, and invents a more modern origin (with a nod to the comic-book one) in support of the version of Iron Man that appeared in Lionsgate’s two animated “Avengers” films. To see the Shellhead comics fans are familiar with, we’ll probably have to wait for the live-action “Iron Man” film coming in 2008 (starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow), which Marvel is self-financing (and therefore should have maximum control).
He also talks about the Marvel Then and Now: An Evening With Stan Lee and Joe Quesada DVD.