In this series, Tony Stark is the head of a company that is under continual threat from evil forces such as the Mandarin and Justin Hammer. Against this, Stark fights back by leading his own team of heroes as Iron Man wearing armour that not only has the standard features of his regular armour, but can instantly change into his specialized variants for stealth, space, underwater etc. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
Initially there was a bit of grief about the new crew wanting Tony Stark to have long, shoulder length hair in Season 2. It was felt that he might look too much like "Conan." It was actually inspired by artist Mark Bright's depiction of Stark from the late 1980s Iron Man comics. Nonetheless, they wanted to distance him from the plethora of clean cut alter egos ala Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent, etc. It also billboarded that this season was different than the previous one. Aesthetically, the idea of an uber-business man with unfashionably long hair also seemed like an ideal way to solidify his character of an outsider who marched to his own drum. See more »
Only for those who love and adore this character enough to give Iron Man 2 a 10 star rating
Okay I do like material that has been adapted from comic books, and to some extent I watched the cartoon episodes when I was 12. I loved Iron Man at the time, he was my very favourite superhero. The honest opinion is that this cartoon fares even worse than the Spider Man one made around the same time as this.
First of all my biggest complaint - the plot lines make no sense. In one 2 part episode (just remember the writers thought this story was good enough to put into 2 parts) a catastrophic explosion kills innocent people when Iron Man is fighting the Crimson Dynamo. He decides to take a vow - to stop everyone with Iron Man-like technology.
There are quite a few things to go through with that plot - firstly, with the bad guys doesn't that go without saying? They're wielding presumably the most powerful weapons on the planet! Secondly, Some of these people are heroes - by taking away this technology saying "No, this is mine!" to people who are using it for good only makes Stark seem like an unlikeable prick (and he is in these episodes). Thirdly, What stopped him from doing this to the villains before? If he can take them out in about 2 time-slots for the episodes then why didn't he do that? Fourthly, why didn't the Iron Man villains/users of Starks technology team up to fight him? It makes no sense.
Just as a side-note for this review: The opening theme is AWESOME! That is the best thing about this show.
I would only recommend this to the most loyal fans of Iron Man. I think this is okay to show kids (if anyone complains about the plot I described above not being "kid friendly" then I will assure you everybody else thinks he is crazy) but you probably won't like it if you don't really love Iron Man.
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