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Iron Man 2 (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 7 May 2010 (USA)
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With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark must contend with both his declining health and a vengeful mad man with ties to his father's legacy.



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With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, along with Pepper Potts, and James "Rhodey" Rhodes at his side, must forge new alliances - and confront powerful enemies. Written by Anonymous

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It's not the armor that makes the hero, but the man inside.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 May 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$128,122,480, 9 May 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$312,433,331, 19 August 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$623,933,331, 19 August 2010
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2.39 : 1
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Principal photography took place over seventy-one days. See more »


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[first lines]
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EVERYTHING you would want in a movie and much more!
27 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

The makers of this film held nothing back. When it works, as it does here, it rekindles even a cynic's movie love. So kudos to Downey, Paltrow, Cheadle, Scar-Jo, Rockwell, Rourke and especially Favreau. What a film! It is a sight to behold. Every scene was captivating, whether it was full on armor action or the charismatic "down time" delivered by the best cast possible. Isn't that what movies are suppose to be about? It's good to see the response to the movie has been, for the most part, positive. I've noticed that sometimes expectations are unreasonable or some fans are too attached to their comic book preconceived notions. (X-Men and Wolverine fans I'm looking right at you!) Iron Man 2 stayed close enough to its roots and I hope most judge it as a film first. If you do, I'm almost certain that everyone will enjoy it as much as I did.

It easily fulfilled and then exceeded all of my expectations. The only thing I worry about is that they may be setting expectations for that Avengers movie too high. How can it possibly live up to the standard these movies are setting and setting up????? Iron Man 2 is EVERYTHING you would want in a movie and much more! It is a special treat when a sequel reaches up and delivers an excellent film that you thoroughly enjoy as much if not more than a beloved first installment. It truly feels like they just paused and kept telling the same story but with more of an edge. Hopefully, they can do it again and skip that third movie curse. Think of it as another installment and they'll be fine. Fitting Avengers in to the mix is even more fun to think about but I heard that Favreau will be involved with that as an executive producer. So, I'm not worried. In the meanwhile, we can all enjoy this film because it stands on its own but as a great part of a running saga.

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