Iron Man: 8 out of 10.
Like the rest of you, I thought I'd see Iron Man before I saw The Dark Knight.
I didn't know Jon Favreau had it in him. This is quite a step up from Elf. Iron Man is precisely the kind of action movie I like. It's smart enough to be interesting, funny enough to induce a few chuckles and not so inside that non-comic book fans can't enjoy the ride. You can rank this up there with Spider-Man II and X-Men II as a great comic book adaptation.
Next up: The Dark Knight.