Saw Iron Man last Friday night. I’d say that was the best comic-book adaptation that I’ve seen yet, very faithful to the source material. Robert Downey Jr. makes for a pitch-perfect Tony Stark, Marvel’s character-metaphor for the moral quandaries of the military-industrial complex. There was no alcoholism – I suppose that and War Machine will be the bulk of the sequel – but c’mon. The first shot of Stark in the movie is his hand, holding a drink, and about 15 seconds after that, I forgot there was an actor.