By Kyle | May 7, 2008
Am keeping an eye out for extreme leftist haters of “Iron Man” on the basis that the Gwyneth Paltrow character is comfortable with being Tony Stark’s assistant instead of judo-chopping and blasting away at bad guys herself, in the somewhat silly manner of virtually every female lead in action movies these days. No, I don’t particularly buy Gwyneth Paltrow with an M-60 machine gun.
One blogger says the film is racist and sexist, saying Terrence Howard is a stereotypical breezy black best friend.
it’s getting good reviews is because male chauvinist yokels think tony stark’s privileged sexist playboy antics are hilarious (Blond girl in sultry voice: “Hey tony, remember me?” Tony as he is walking by breezily: “no.” Audience: hilarious!) and they believe his half-assed random nonsensical concern for other humans makes him just complex enough…do I even need to mention how stupid and racist it is to say that he was ok with his weapons being used to kill all those other non-americans? But I guess people love seeing middle-eastern stereotype terrorists explode, and of course people also love the token black guy saying sassy things. And if I were gwyneth paltrow and I just played the role of a stiletto-heel-wearing submissive secretary cleaning up after some rich white chauvinist a**hole, I’d send back my Oscar and cry for the lost days of Margot Tenenbaum.