Iron Man 2 has that Dark Knight-reminiscent score that everyone was hoping for as we meet Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke)it was short lived though. He is the best part of the movie but his intro only takes up the opening credits, and it’s barely any time at all before we’re tossed into the excess of the Stark Expo.
Iron Man 2 seemed to constantly moving away from kickass action to just plain action. Tony Stark spends most of the movie in sad mood because he is poisoned from the inside by the core reactor that’s keeping him alive they also added some daddy issues. Other than being named Stark Industries CEO Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), does little else in the movie. Robert Downey Jr. did the best acting in the movie at times it felt like he did the only acting.
Whiplash interrupts a Monte Carlo car race to attack Tony with beautifully realized electrical whips. That was the climax of the action and it was better than the end boss review. Monte Carlo sequence is everything Iron Man does best: fluid storytelling, over-the-top enjoyable action, inventive gadgets, and humor.
Tony’s military friend Rhodey (Don Cheadle who replaced Terrence Howard) is fed up with his friend’s drunken antics and shows up at Tony’s birthday party to reclaim the a Iron Man suit. I won’t spoil the details but you probably already know that War Machine makes an appearance since I’m sure you have seen the trailer.
This movie had Natasha (Scarlett Johansson), Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents and a hint of Thor. Yet villain the final showdown was more of a wimpy. What I do like is Iron Man 2 puts us exactly where we left off on the Iron Man. Do not get me wrong this is a good movie but not worthy of a Blockbuster.
As a comic book fan and a Marvel fanboy I expected to understand the purpose of S.H.I.E.L.D., where Iron Man might fit into the Avengers why Tony Stark would want to be in superhero club. I wanted to see what they did in with that in the movie. Or at the least have people that don’t read comics be able to understand Iron Man’s place in Avengers or SHIELD. But nope nothing.
Based on the first movie you should watch this one if for anything to see the Super 8 trailer or for the fact you know everyone will be talking about it good or bad.
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