Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 02/12/2012
The power source in Tony Stark's chest is slowly killing him and when his behaviour becomes more and more erratic, the military insist on his sharing the technology. Meanwhile the son of Howard Stark's original partner appears on the scene wanting vengeance for his father's death in obscurity. Iron Man 2 delivers everything you'd expect from a summer blockbuster; flashy visuals, humour, big name guest stars and spectacular set pieces, as well as an underdeveloped plot and an over reliance on CGI. The main theme of the plot is that Tony Stark is Iron Man and it's not just a weapon, but the story actually has the opposite effect; there's Iron Man, then Iron Man with lots of guns on, lots of Iron Men to attack him and then Whiplash, who is really just another Iron Man with added whips. Add …
MovieMike - wrote on 12/22/2011
Sequels are a tricky business. The creators need to stay somewhat near the original formula to keep fans interested; they also have to provide new twists and turns to keep things from becoming boring or repetitious. Given the popularity shown for the original Iron Man and the initial buzz for it’s sequel, Iron Man is destined to become a franchise film much like Star Trek, Superman, Star Wars, and Batman et al (sssshhh! – IM3 is already in development). As we’ve seen with other film franchises, it gets harder and harder to keep audiences coming back each time. At least with Iron Man 2 [IM2] there are definitely more twists to keep our hero, Tony Stark, busy; and the audience interested.
Jon Favreau is back in the director’s seat, and again does double-duty as Stark’s …
Greyola - wrote on 05/20/2010
Iron Man 2, the sequel to its BlockBuster in 2008, was released into theatres in the United States May 7th. In comparison to its presequel, Iron Man 2 performed an unrealistic bleak adventure with short bursts of action.
The second Iron Man presents impossible effects, such as a thirty pound armor rising from a 1 squared foot suiticase. While Tony Stark is speeding around in his million dollar car, he abruptly flips and crashes his stock car into a wall. Any average driver would have been immediately killed, of corse.
Most of the movie shows the anatgonist, Ivan Vanko, plot many new "Iron Men" to destroy the publicity of Iron Man's operator, Tony Stark. Sadly, after watching thirty minutes ot the builiding process, the "epic" battle lasts a mere fourty five seconds. Realistically, …
coolkidd - wrote on 05/20/2010
On May 7, 2010, Iron Man 2 was released by Paramount Studios. This motion picture is an slightly action packed family movie that portrays the usage of a modern-aged, armored suited hero and potential "weapon of mass destruction". In the movie,Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), the protagonist, plays the Iron Man as carried from the first feature released in 2008. Starring alongside Downey, the antagonists, are Don Cheadle, Ivan Vanko(both having a armored suits of their own) and of course the U.S. military with their overwhelming demands for the heavily cladded suit and its technology; in addition to the life threatening device lodged into his weakening chest. Now that Robert Downey Jr. has reveled himself as the Iron Man, he faces new adversaries and old ones. The plot is plain and simple, …
Sappypine - wrote on 05/20/2010
Iron Man 2 was released by Paramount Studios on May 7, 2010, and was the sequel of the first Iron Man movie released in 2008. The first Iron Man delivered an engaging plot, explosive battle scenes, and well developed characters, so the question is, Did Iron Man 2 improve upon the first movie’s story or did it fall short of its high expectations?
In Iron Man 2 viewers are stunned by intense action scenes that occur throughout the movie. The scenes include the antagonist (Ivan Vanko) mutilating formula 1 race cars with his electrically charged whips, Tony Stark (Iron Man) and “Rhodey”(Don Cheadle) fighting each other in Iron Man Suits, and the impressively destructive boss battle with Ivan and his Iron man droids. The only negative comments to the action scenes are that they …
Adict - wrote on 05/20/2010
Marvel is definitely stuck in comfortable patterns. The Hulk films always have bad CGI, and sequels get bad guys with mechanical tentacles, Spidey got Doctor Octopus and Iron Man gets Whiplash. Hell, even Blade got a guts out vampire spider crawling backwards up the ceiling. In between all the familar yet hyper nuances is a dying, demon in the bottle Stark, but who would know? Paltrow is reduced to yelping, Scarlett jots around people like they're poles and then reads her lines like a 6th grader in Hamlet, and then Shield, Thor, Nick Fury, War Machine, and Iron Man knock-offs appear. So, action packed? Sure. Original? No. More in common with the dreaded Batman and Robin rather than the great first, universe establishing Iron Man? Check. Failure.
Nick - wrote on 05/17/2010
This movie was amazing. Iron Man 2 kicked ass in every direction, way better then the first Iron Man. I cannot wait for Iron Man 3. Robert Downey Jr. returned as Tony Stark/Iron Man, he was great as expected. Robert Downey Jr. is making a comeback he's making actors of all-time his way back to becoming one of the greatest actors of all time. I enjoy every movie Downey Jr. is in he's one of the greatest ever. They casted Mickey Rourke as Ivan Vanko/Whiplash Which was amazing. Talk about comebacks of comebacks this was never expected from Mickey Rourke at all, But i'm glad He had this comeback he's great to watch. They casted a new Jim Rhodes instead of Terrance Howard it was Don Cheadle. I thought Don Cheadle did good with what he had but Terrance Howard was a better Jim Rhodes wish he …
Alex - wrote on 05/11/2010
So I went into the theater knowing that I was not 100% on board with the first film being great. I liked it OK but I was not in love with it. I liked the action, I liked the acting, and I liked the suit.
So now that I have seen the first one, what can I expect from the 2nd one? I had hoped that they made the plot thicker and the action more climatic. The first one needed the killer punch, beyond just the suit.
Iron Man 2 failed on those aspects. The suits were cool again, but the story and the villain were pretty lame and very week. The action was sub par, and the cinematography was just ok. The strong points to this movie were the Avengers team members and the mystery behind them. I loved the way that Marvel is trying to tie a few pieces together to make a great movie at some …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/09/2010
Now that the inevitable origin story is out of the way, it's time for Iron Man to make his next move and since Tony Stark announced to the world that he was indeed the hero, certain arrangements have to be made.
Unlike, say Batman or Spiderman, Tony Stark is all too happy to show his face. He revels in the spectacle and popularity. Lucky for us that Robert Downey Jr. is still having a good time as Stark. From the opening gala, to the Senate committee meeting - with a delightfully smarmy Garry Shandling - to his original meeting with the too-underused Scarlett Johansson's Natalie Rushman - Downey Jr. still plays Stark to the hilt.
Our villain(s) this time around are Russian Ivan Vanko and Stark rival Justin Hammer. Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell are both evil, but in very different …
Northeast Kid - wrote on 05/05/2010
So I liked the first one but I just didn't see anything in the first one that was in this one. Yes RDJ is still a great actor and does an amazing job. Most of the characters do a good job as well. Favreau does a great job on the minimal character development.
But the story is pretty damn lame and so is the villain. I was never scared of Mickey Rourke nor any of his minions. He did a fine job acting but I felt the direction and plot were extremely week, very much told before, and did nothing to enahnce the series. I am not sure I can actually recommend this movie to anyone other than 4/4 of the original iron man.
If you thoght this was going to be much like the Dark Knight, better than the first, you are way off. I like what marvel is doing with their characters, but not this one.