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Iron Man 2

71 Ratings: 3.1
A 2010 movie

      Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name from Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures. It is the sequel to 2008's Iron Man, and the second film in a planned trilogy.  … see full wiki

Director: Jon Favreau
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: May 7th, 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
31 reviews about Iron Man 2
review by . February 11, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****     The sequel to Jon Favreau's near-perfect "Iron Man" turns out to be pretty darn good, mostly thanks to the directorial talents of Mr. Favreau himself. Since it's nigh impossible to make a sequel to "Iron Man" and make it nearly as impressive and refreshing as the original film, Favreau decides to use what he's got. And he presents "Iron Man 2", in all its star-studded, CGI-happy glory, in the most passionate way possible. If you've heard that "Iron Man 2" …
review by . May 02, 2011
The first Iron Man is and will always be the better film, but Iron Man 2 is still a superbly entertaining, albeit somewhat uneven film tailor-made for the summer audience. It features strong action scenes, decent storytelling and naturally, a powerhouse performance from Robert Downey Jr. Again, I was never really interested in Iron Man until word of the Avengers movie (which is elaborated on in this movie) and now I definitely recognize them as two of the greatest superhero movies of all time. …
review by . May 07, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
3 ½ + Stars: Shellhead Gets a
   …well, not exactly, although “Iron Man 2” is definitely your Hollywood fare that relies on being loud, “spiffy”, brisk popcorn entertainment but it does do it well; its uninspired plot mechanics render this sequel a step backward. The first film (personally that was NOT the Tony Stark I remember) while not perfect had better plot development and didn’t rely on being “spiffy” too much but focused more on characterization. …
review by . May 09, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Superhero movies have a strange formula to them that, for the most part, has served it well for the past decade.  The first movie spends quite a bit of time on the origin of the hero and thus it's usually not quite as interesting as the first sequel.  Once we get to the first sequel we've passed the "how" someone became a hero and usually the "why," so the bigger focus is usually on a nemesis to the hero and perhaps digging a little deeper into the hero's own story, …
review by . May 09, 2010
Lacking in Iron
IRON MAN 2 Written by Justin Theroux Directed by Jon Favreau Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Dona Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell and Mickey Rourke      Ivan Vanko: If you could make God bleed, people would cease to believe in him.      When the lights went down at the sold out opening night screening of IRON MAN 2 that I attended, there was a particular energy in the air.  It was that moment when you realize that what you’ve …
review by . May 07, 2010
Forgive the parlance, but I can't think of a better name for an irresponsible man who gets loaded, straps on a suit of destructive armor and starts using his laser beams to trick shoot fruit and vases in a crowded room full of people.  Tony may have seen the error of his ways in the first movie but with those troubles behind him theres plenty of room for his fast lifestyle and inner jerk to come out in this one.      Iron Man 2 is THE most anticipated Summer movie of …
review by . May 15, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Iron Man 2 takes off at a thounsand miles per hour and doesn't slow down.....
When "Iron Man" was released  in the early summer of 2008 it took the box-office and critics for a ride they would soon never forget, its huge critical and commercial success  and Robert Downey Jr.'s natural charm and appeal as the hero Tony Stark  landed this  larger than life comic book adaptation amongst the ranks  of greats such as Tim Burton's "Batman" and "Batman Returns", Christopher Nolan's "Batman reboot "Batman …
review by . May 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Sequels have a tendency to be on the mixed reaction of results. In the case of Marvel films (Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic 4, Hulk), it's a hit or miss. Regardless, we still love those comic book heroes in their adaptations. As with all comic book adaptations, they all loosely follow the comics per panel.      Iron Man 2 continues the origin story of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) as he continues to rise and protect the world from evil in his armor powered suit. Now that he has …
review by . March 31, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
The United States government is now demanding of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) that he hand over his advanced armor technology to the military. Stark publically refuses in a fashion that gets him a lot of negative attention. Though one day Stark is attacked by a man named Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) who has technology of his own that might be on its way to being able to defeat Stark. Vanko now possibly has the technology to make a suit even stronger, and more advanced than Stark's. Meanwhile, …
review by . August 15, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Plenty of action. Plenty of drama, partying, flirting. But it lacked the heart of the first film (pardon the pun) and felt more choppy and predictable. There was one very satisfying relational moment, but other than that, I felt pretty indifferent and glad I didn’t hand over the moulah to see it in the theater. I’d suggest trying before buying.     
review by . May 07, 2010
If the turnout tonight is any indication of how popular Iron Man is this movie is in no danger of flopping. Iron Man was a comic book I picked up to try to get into something long ago as a kid. I wasn't completely familiar with the whole story, but that's what these movies are really designed to do. Initiate the public into the fantastic and interesting worlds of the comic books.      Most everyone already knows what this movie will entail from the previews. Mickey Rourke? Check. …
review by . May 13, 2010
Not as bad as you think.
      Your right its not as good as the first, but it aint that bad.          I think most people didnt like Ironman 2 beacause this movie although called Ironman focused mainly on Tony Stark. The stress from the US Government, the stress of being Ironman and running Stark Industries, and lets not forget The Arc reactor in his chest is killing him. But even through all this we still got a bunch of action and lots of laughs. Ironman 2 was a great …
review by . September 25, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
   Over the past decade we’ve seen some pretty phenomenal superhero stories. We’ve seen Christopher Nolan’s dramatic reinvention of the fledgling Batman series, Sam Raimi’s awakening of Spiderman, and Brett Ratner’s tale of the X-Men, among many many others. 2 years ago Jon Favreau entered that race with a little superhero film called Iron Man that was financed for $100 million dollars that won over both critics and audiences, and simply wasn’t afraid …
review by . May 31, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The best asset of a superhero franchise is when any installment lacks hubris: either from its hero or from those who design it. When a superhero is thrust in such peril that the outcome is in question, and the usual assumption that the good guy always wins has to be drawn back to consciousness, you know the creators have assembled a great movie.    All the parts are intact: The trajectory is fun; the enemy is menacing; the dialog is witty and clever; and the story is cogent and …
Quick Tip by . December 11, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Nowhere near as good as the original film. The problem with Iron Man 2 is that it fails to improve upon the first film. It also didn't help that they brought in the Black Widow and Nick Fury characters and then did pretty much nothing with them. When you've got Samuel L. Jackson playing a superspy and Scarlett Johansson as a foxy superhero, you should give them their screentime. Plus, I felt that Robert Downey, Jr. reduced his character to something of a cliche in this film. There's …
review by . May 08, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, is flying high, at the top of his game, or so it seems. He's single-handedly managed to shut down the arms race, achieving de facto world peace, and his rivals aren't even close. Or so he thinks. It turns out he and his father before him have made some hidden enemies along the way to corporate and personal success, and the U.S. military (not to mention nearly every other world power) doesn't like being preempted by a cocky upstart, and won't rest until they own the Iron …
Quick Tip by . October 09, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Not as good as the first but good fun just the same.
Quick Tip by . August 01, 2010
I just sat through Iron Man 2 for the second time, and must say I enjoyed this go around better than my first screening. Perhaps it was because I was with a friend who did nto see the original, so he got to explore the world of Tony Stark with fresh eyes. Or maybe it was because I already knew it was not as good as the original, so I could sit back and not be disappointed. Either way, it was definitely worth the second viewing and earned some new brownie points in the meantime.
Quick Tip by . July 24, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Follow up to the 2008 superhit has a weaker arc and to compensate throws in a lot more goings on as Tony Stark deals with the US Government, other weapons manufacturers and a revenge seeking Russian Physicist. Oh and possibly dying. Great fun, not hard to follow and only suffers a little by comparison to the first film.
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Iron Man 2 is good, but it's also pretty slow. Save for a couple of action sequences, the story doesn't really have a whole lot of action until the last half hour or so. It's actually amazing just how little Stark actually puts on the suit. For the most part, the movie spends a lot more time on Stark's melodrama, stacking in quite a bit for the audience to swallow. It does a good job of juggling it, but there are moments when you're wondering if Stark is ever going to start kicking butt and taking …
review by . July 06, 2010
Robert Downey, Jr. dons red armor once again as Tony Stark in this second go-round for Iron Man. With all of the primary cast returning except for Terence Howard (replaced by Don Cheadle), this sequel opens with Stark living up his superhero life and enjoying the relative world peace that his armor's strength has brought to the planet. In the public's eye, he uses smart aleck remarks and blistering evidence to fend off the demands of the U.S. government to obtain the technology he used to create …
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
Good movie. I liked the first one better only because it focused more on the story line before getting too involved with the action like the second iron man. I feel the same way with transformers if you have seen it. Hope to see the next movie out in the next year or so. (Stay after the credits ;) )
Quick Tip by . June 09, 2010
Just as good, if not better than , the first.
review by . May 23, 2010
Pros: Smart, intelligent, character driven movie.     Cons: Limited action sequences.     The Bottom Line: Despite the limited action sequences I enjoyed Iron Man 2 due in large part—once again—to the performances of Downey Jr. and Paltrow.     Marvel Comics (Marvel Entertainment Group) is still on a roll and its characters are making the leap from the multi-colored comic book pages of my youth to the silver screen at a record …
Quick Tip by . May 05, 2010
I thought from the trailer that this film would have problems. Why couldn't they have a better villian. Early reviews liken it to Spidey 3
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