Iron Man 2
May 13, 2010
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Director: Jon Favreau
Writers: Justin Theroux
Based on the Comic Book by: Stan Lee/Larry Lieber/Don Heck/Jack Kirby
Producers: Kevin Feige/Susan Downey
Starring: Robert Downey Jr./Gwyneth Paltrow/Scarlett Johanson/Mickey Rourke
BBFC Certification: 12
Duration: 124 minutes
With the world now aware of his dual identity, Stark faces pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military. With Pepper Potts and James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes at his side, Tony fights to protect his suit by forging new alliances – and confronting powerful new enemies.
Iron Man 2- Better than expected.
I’m going to come straight out with it and be honest with everyone before I start this review. I’ve seen the first Iron Man and, even though I liked it, I didn’t love it as much as everybody else did and walking into Iron Man 2, I thought it would either be the same or it would be even worse than the first movie. Fortunately, I was wrong, as Iron Man 2 has improved from the first one in almost everything. The story was okay and quite entertaining to watch however, there were a few scenes that felt forced and pushed and were quite boring. In the first Iron Man, we see Tony and Pepper’s relationship with each other slowly growing more and more as the movie went on. In this one, the relationship is still growing and there were little scenes, which showed they really wanted each other and eventually, it got boring. The characters were okay, they were interesting enough and I really liked Mickey Rourke’s performance as the baddie Ivan Vanko. The acting was great but Robert Downey Jr. is the man who really steals the show as he does a tremendous job as Tony Stark. The special effects were great and there were a couple of brilliantly executed action scenes such as Scarlett Johanson’s spectacular fight scene, which is very much memorable. The direction is okay and the writing is better than the first but you could cut half an hour off of the movie and it wouldn’t have affected it.
I did like it and I thought it was better than the first one and, even though the battle at the end was great, it could have been a little longer but I’m not really complaining, as the scene was cool to watch. I would say the one thing that truly irritated me a little was the Tony Stark and Pepper Potts ‘love-hate’ story, it was so predictable what was going to happen and you felt like screaming “JUST GET IT ON ALREADY!” It happened in the first movie and they used it in this movie as well a lot more and it very quickly became a little boring and felt a little repetitive. Apart from that, it’s a great movie but in my honest opinion, it’s not as great as critics and other people say it is. Though Warmachine looked awesome!
It has great special effects and some well-executed scenes and it’s a great movie but I don’t think it’s the best thing since sliced bread!