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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.


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

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7 May 2010 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£7,664,732 (UK) (30 April 2010)

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$312,057,433 (USA) (13 August 2010)
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Trivia

The film was panned by critics due to the film's lack of action and Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell's performances. See more »

Goofs

(at around 28 mins) Right before the car race, when Tony is looking in the mirror, his "reflection" doesn't match up to his movements, indicating there was no actual mirror for the shot. See more »

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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

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A sequel that doesn't bet on "twice the action" formula.
15 May 2010 | by (Slovenia) – See all my reviews

This is one of the very few blockbuster franchises that I have followed so far. I usually see them fast, or I don't see them at all. And following the Iron Man franchise has "payed off", so far. But this part is different and does feel different than the first, and for some reason it's not so easy to immediately answer why exactly.

The first thing that came to mind is that despite the bigger budget of the second part, the "level" and the time of action is the same if not shorter than in "Iron Man 1". I never thought that I will ever caught myself thinking that there should be more action and less talking in a so-called "summer film".

The real substitute for all the chasing, shooting and blowing up that is a bit missing in this film, is an array of new characters. The constant talking of everyone, especially Tony Stark of course, gives the film a dynamic pace and probably makes those 2 hours go by much quicker. But from my view, the most silent character of all, Vanko, was the most interesting one.

What is also specific for the Iron Man franchise and many of this kind of big films of the new millennium, is the skillful adding of "counter-culture" elements in a very mainstream product. This part left me down here quite a bit. The first trailer for the film had me thinking and hoping that we'll see some kind of a critique of war-profiteering and that it will all lead us to a path of at least some moral dilemmas. But sadly, all of Vanko's motives for vengeance are reduced to some old family rivalry. I guess it is (still?) too much to ask for more from a king-size summer opening film like this.


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