Movie Review: Iron Man 2  

Posted by: ~ames~ in , ,

Movie description from Yahoo! Movies:
The world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts, and James "Rhodey" Rhodes at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces.
Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johanssen, Sam Rockwell

I went to see this on Friday night, opening night. I really enjoyed it! Not quite as much as the first one, but pretty damn close!

Tony Stark is getting poisoned by the palladium core in the arc reactor in his chest. Knowing his blood toxicity increases every day and with no cure in sight, Tony is kind of getting wild. He makes Pepper the CEO while he does his own thing. On top of his personal issues, there's the government wanting the Iron Man suit. Tony is not going to give it to them and boldly states that the technology that other weapons makers are developing won't catch up with his technology for at least 10 years. But then he has an enemy, an enemy that sets out to destroy Tony the way Tony's father destroyed his family. And he the original plans for the arc reactor. And his very public unveiling of this technology sets Tony reeling - and people everywhere are throwing his own words back at him.

Like I said, I enjoyed Iron Man 2. It sets Tony up as this world hero that brings in an era of peace and how he's brought down by negative opinions and a truly nasty villain. Worse is the seeming defection of his good friends, Rhodes and Pepper.

The humor is still there though. Even though Tony goes to a dark place, there's still a wittiness to this film that makes it more than a simple action adventure, shoot 'em up movie. A Scarlett Johanssen in a tight black outfit. LOL

I definitely recommend seeing Iron Man 2, it sets off the summer to a good start and it's almost as enjoyable as the first one.

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Good to hear since all the reviews I've read said it sucked.

Really? It didn't suck, not at all!

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