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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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:

Iron 2 Man  »


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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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


(at around 14 mins) When first talking with Senator Stern (Garry Shandling), Tony Stark says he would gladly accept the position of Secretary of Defense. In the comics, Tony Stark actually was appointed the Secretary of Defense. See more »


(at around 1h 50 mins) "Kodak" is written backwards on a building in the final rooftop scene, revealing use of a mirror image. See more »


[first lines]
[In Moscow, an old man watches a broadcast on TV]
Tony Stark: [on TV] There's been speculation that I was involved in the events that occurred on the freeway and the rooftop...
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Tony Stark: [on TV] I know that it's confusing. It is one thing to question the official story, and another thing entirely to make wild accusations, or insinuate that I'm a ...
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, Ivan Vanko constructs an arc reactor. See more »


Referenced in Mad: This Means War Machine/iCharlie (2012) See more »


Written by John O'Brien
Performed by The Declanator
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User Reviews

Clash, Bang, Boom! Tony Stark is back.....
8 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

Jon Favreau knew exactly what he was doing with this movie. This is a sleek, no-holds barred superhero movie, with great performances from Robert Downey Jr. and Mickey Rourke. Let's face it, it was almost impossible to top the first one; nevertheless this a good sequel to one of the best superhero movies ever made.

Scarlett Johansson fulfilled her role as the the sexy and cunning agent Natasha Romanoff, and Gwyneth Paltrow is fine as Pepper Potts. Sam Rockwell plays Tony Stark's competitor, and does a pretty good job at it.

The only problem I have with this movie is that too many things have been fitted into 124 minutes. I understand that the movie was meant to be a roller-coaster ride, intended to thrill, but a little more character development would certainly have helped the movie. For example Samuel L. Jackson ans Johansson's characters are underused. Also, the ending was a little disoriented and predictable; something just didn't feel right about it.

All in all, Jon Favreau has made a movie that would please the fanboys and satisfy the critics. This is a movie that entertains, while still complementing the first movie, and setting up a third movie. If you liked the first movie, just go ahead and watch this movie - you won't see a masterpiece, but you'll have a fun day at the movies.

P.S.- Watch out for the after credits scene

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