MONDAY MOVIE MEME
Hellboy (2004) Based on Hellboy: Seed of Destruction from the Dark Horse Comics this movie stars Ron Perleman, John Hurt and Selma Blair and is directed by Guillermo del Toro. Hellboy is a huge demonic beast with a sarcastic & cynical sense of humor who works for The Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD) to keep the world safe from paranormal threats. He is very much in love with a BPRD employee, Liz Sherman who has volatile pyrokinetic abilities
V for Vendetta (2006) A dystopian thriller based on a comic book series of the same name by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. Natalie Portman plays a young girl, Evey, who works for the state run British Television Network in London. She is almost raped by members of the secret police but a Guy Fawkes-masked vigilante, "V" rescues her and has her watch as he destroys Old Bailey. As Evey watches her hero's behavior become more volatile and dangerous she tries to determine if he has become the very threat she's fighting against.
Iron Man (2008) This American Superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, Iron Man, is directed by Jon Favreau and stars Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terence Howard and Jeff Bridges. Tony Stark (Downey) inherited a military contracting company from his dad when he died. Stark is a playboy and an inventive genius. He travels to Afghanistan to demonstrate his new weapon, a "Jericho" missile and, while there is taken hostage. To gain his freedom Stark must build a missile for the group that is holding him. But, being a master engineer, Stark builds a crude suit of armor which he uses to break out...this is only the beginning of the Iron Man...!