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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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Iron 2 Man  »

Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£7,664,732 (UK) (30 April 2010)

Gross:

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

(at around 1h 29 mins) When Hammer yells at Vanko, "I don't speak RUSSIAN!", the Russian phrase Vanko had just spoken (after Hammer's lengthy speech) was "Slishkom mnogo govorish'." This translates as, "You talk too much." Vanko uses the familiar "you" form of the verb, suggesting he doesn't respect Hammer or see him as an equal. See more »

Goofs

Ivan Venko's goal in his first attack was to show that Iron Man could be harmed, but his plan required several events to happen for which he had no control. 1. Stark had to be at the race or at least close enough to respond to what Venko was doing on the track. 2. If Stark was at the race, he would need to have access to his Iron Man suit 3. If Stark was at the track suited up, he would need to be close enough that Iron Man would not simply destroy Whiplash from a distance with the many various range weapons on the suit. See more »

Quotes

[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...
Christine Everhart: [on TV] I'm sorry, Mr. Stark, but do you honestly expect us to believe that that was a bodyguard in a suit that conveniently appeared, despite the fact that...
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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Soundtracks

Should I Stay Or Should I Go
Written by Mick Jones and Joe Strummer
Performed by The Clash
Courtesy of Epic Records and Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Limited
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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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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