It’s been slow lately, so I hooked up a blue-ray player to my TV and purchased a few discs to watch, one of which was Iron Man 2. As a kid growing up in the post Vietnam war era (yes, I am that old), one of my favorite comic books to read was Iron Man. I loved the robotic looking suit, particularly the expressionless mask that made Tony Stark inscrutable to his enemies. I often worried that my comic book hero would be defeated by a nemesis wielding a giant electromagnet or that Tony Stark would be replaced by Stainless Steel Man or Titanium Man, because as we know iron rusts and is a brittle metal.
Well, one the first blu-ray discs I purchased was Iron Man 2. I missed the movie during it’s theatrical release and I wanted an action flick with a lot of CGI effects to check out the properties of blu-ray in HD. People who know me, know that I tend to over analyze films and generally do not like movies derived from comic books or graphic novels. And this one was no different, but I kind of expected that. Anyway, the best part of the movie other than the suit, was the Ironette dancers, whose appearance in the opening sequence was all too brief.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that a few of my favorite Charger Girls were featured as Ironettes: Kylette Zamora, Jill Ann Pineda Arnold, Melanie Brown, and Brooke Long. So, here are a few photos I took of the gals before they hung up their go go boots for a showbiz career.
** Update – Alert reader Ron noticed that I had missed former Charger Girl Jill Ann in my original post. Thanks Ron for the heads up. I had to look her up in the credits to make sure, since you really can’t tell individual girls from their cameo in the movie. **
Blu-ray on a HD TV is awesome. The resolution is amazing and the picture quality is so sharp, Mickey Rourke’s character looks like his face has been used as a punching bag! Wow, those make up effects are amazing.
Anyway, here are a few images of the Ironette dancers, courtesy of Coed Magazine.