Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Better left unseen

Sometime, it is better to have simply heard a song than to have seen it and had your vision of it ruined.

हर कोई चाहता है एक मुट्ठी आसमान ...

Today, I had the misfortune of having this Kishor Kumar gem ruined by its picturization. Oh dear! I wish I could go back 5 minutes in time...

Monday, May 17, 2010

Maggie Noodle Review - Iron Man 2

Iron Man is a rarity among superheroes. Like Batman, he does not have any special powers or abilities but relies on his inventions and inventiveness to seem like he is super-human. More critically, he is about the only superhero I know who not only does not hide his "human" identity, but instead actually revels in it.

Iron Man 2 picks up from a little after the first Iron Man movie ended. The first movie took its time getting into what makes Tony Stark tick (almost literally) and this movie takes the premise even further. Robert Downey, Jr., plays Stark, the man behind the outfit, as a fellow who laps up the attention and uses Iron Man's visibility as a deterrent to the bad guys. He has an ulterior motive for exposing a narcissistic streak but just as the movie gets interesting a curious thing happens. The attention is repeatedly taken away from RDJ and shifted elsewhere.