4/07/2008

Iron Man (the hero) Vs. Iron Man (the song)

Joshua Glenn posts on boston.com:In the final seconds of the latest trailer for Iron Man, which stars Robert Downey Jr. and opens soon in a theater near you, the movie's armored protagonist dodges a shell fired by a Taliban-esque tank, launches a wrist rocket, then stalks away without bothering to watch the fireworks. The musical soundtrack to this awesome heavy-metal spectacle? Naturally, it's the instantly recognizable guitar riff and thundering bass drum intro from Black Sabbath's anthem, "Iron Man."So... does the song have something to do with the superhero? Many metalheads claim that it does; others insist that it doesn't. You know what? This is a bona fide literary mystery! And readers, you know that I can't resist a literary mystery.

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