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Boring. Adolescent. Bad enough to be camp if one could stand Downey. It
started out disappointing and never looked back and, as people say,
it's not the money, it's the wasted time.
If you want to see a good action movie, check out Prince of Persia. It's as under-rated as this dud is over-rated.
I went to see this because of the high rating. Well, I will think twice about that in the future. This film has the feeling of a straight to video production. If you want to get up or chat during the flick, feel free - you won't miss anything important. Uninspired scenes with dancing girls seem to abound.
We are treated to endless depictions of Iron Man's pathos (well beyond Downey's range apparently,even if it was interesting - which it is not). If you want to know how bad, think Will Smith in I Am Legend.
It is just amazingly silly to see the Iron Man 'hands down' flight take-off routine. It resembles a Warner Brothers cartoon, funny too.
Seriously, I wonder if a lot of these movie reviews are written by adolescents. It would explain much.
Iron Man 2 is great, it has great action scenes, great actors and actresses for the carectors, and even very funny laughs. Robert Downy Jr. is Iron Man know one can pull off Iron Man like him. Mikey Rourke is a great villin he puts the whip in whiplash. I was a little disappointed that terrince howerd wasn't gonna be war machine but Don Cheadle pulled it off wonderfuly, he was the best choice for the role sine it wasn't howerd. Gwyneth Paltrow played a great role as pepper. Scarlett Johansson was hot, slick, and sexy, she was great for the guys to watch, and did a great role of black widow. Samule L. Jackson wasn't in Iron Man that much but he did to good as a nick fury character and think he can pull it off in the new nick fury movie thats supposed to be coming out in 2011. sam rockwell was a great actor in this movie he can really make you hate him, he can play a real ass whole. And the return of leslie bibb the sexy, hot, and slutty reporter from the first Iron man, shes only in it for about 10 to 20 min. but she was hot in that amount of time. This wa a great fun filled action triller great for the fans, go watch it and make sure to stay after the credits.
Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) discloses to the world that he is the
Iron Man and the senate presses him to deliver his technology to
military purpose but Tony refuses telling that he has brought peace to
the world. Meanwhile, the evil Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) surprises the
world attacking the Iron Man in Monaco with his armored suit. Ivan is
arrested but Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) releases him simulating his
death. Meanwhile Tony is depressed expecting to die sooner and
Lieutenant Colonel James 'Rhodey' Rhodes (Don Cheadle) steals an
armored suit from Tony and brings it to the army. The high command
delivers the technology to Justin Industry to weapon the armor and Ivan
builds an army of remote controlled suit of armors.
"Iron Man 2" is a festival of special effects and shattered glasses. The hero Tony Stark is an unpleasant and arrogant character and the film is recommended for fans of Transformers and explosions. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil): "Homem de Ferro 2" ("Iron Man 2")
The first one was a fine masterpiece and this sequel is really pleasing
and doesn't disappoint you at all in spite of some flaws.
All the actors have done their best..RDJ adds some more taste to his performance..Gwyneth Paltrow,Sam Rockwell,Mickey Rourke and others have done well..Terrence Howard was replaced by Don Cheadle..But I think Howard was better..Samuel L. Jackson is more appealing..Scarlett Johansson's stunningly beautiful appearance and her fighting skills nearly stole the entire show.
The Visual Effects were great and very delightful. Humour was adequate. Sound Effects, Action and Music added more delight.The Director Jon Favreau has done it again, with great style and flair.
The Beginning was good and the climax was awesome with huge effects.The film goes on creating more interest and we think what happens next.But there were some mediocre and boring scenes. Some of them worsen our interest but doesn't deviate from the motive of the film.The movie's mood was same as the first one but would have been better if it was more thrilling.
There are some laughable scenes.The climax is really a visual delight.Action and style was much more better.
Overall the movie is made very well and an excellent continuation of the franchise.Really it was more pleasing and i would love to see it again..
This is, without a doubt going to be one of my top 10 movies of 2010, quite possibly the number one film. I really can't see anything that could possibly top this film. One of my favorite movie going experiences EVER. I was thrilled with Iron Man back in 2008 but this takes that experience and adds to it. I'm so happy to report that unlike other sequels made only for a cash grab, Iron Man 2 delivers on every front possible. There is no doubt why IM2 will be the box office smash of 2010. With good reason, the film is well worth the price of admission, more so then any movie I've seen in years. Director Jon Favreau has done it again, with great style and flair. The new actors are injected perfectly. Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell and even good old Garry Shandling are exceptional. We all knew Scarlett Johansson could handle the sex appeal but she's especially good as Tony's new assistant/SHIELD operative. Don Cheadle trumps Terrance Howard's Rhodey in every way. I'm also relieved to report that Robert Downey Jr. and Gwenyth Paltrow are even more amazing in their lead roles. They've really grown in to embodying these wonderful characters. What many don't realize but soon will is that this film has tremendous depth. The lead characters all respond to turmoil and are fleshed out beautifully. Judging by the commercials, people may expect wild action but they are going to be pleasantly surprised at the complexity and depth of the film itself. What only adds to the experience is the fact that they managed to deliver fun in to the equation. This masterpiece is one of those rare summer event movies that really does deliver something for everyone.
At first, when a heard about a second installment, i thought, i was
unsure in it, because Jon Favreau is relatively new on the director's
chair, so could he pull of another classic superhero movie?The answer
is simple-YES! I saw it in its opening day and the theatre was full.I
went along with a few friends, and all of them loved it!Here are some
things, we all agreed we liked.
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT:It was pretty good in this movie-making aspect, although it is an action movie, there is some quite exciting development, especially the leads.Don Cheadle made a perfect substitute of Terrence Howard, and looked pretty good in the movie.So did the Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlet Johansson's heroines.For me, Scarlet is one of the most gifted and talented and in the same time, the most beautiful actresses in the last decade and even more.And last, but not least, of course, the Iron Robert Downey Jr., making one of his unique, specifically for him, roles.He is smart, funny and in the same time, well, action hero type of guy-he adds so much to this otherwise, stereotyped role.Sam Rockwell was a little irritating, but that's what his role is supposed to be, and to those who have doubts, yes, Mickey Rourke made a decent and interesting role again.
TIMING:Almost perfect, except, maybe, the opening credits and a few over timed scenes afterwards, everything was alright and on the perfect spot.
PLOT/STORY:I finally can say it-YES, the day has come.A day, where superhero movies haven't got just CGI, put a pretty decent story, attached to the normal amount of CGI.Well, hard to say normal, a little bit over-the-top, but nonetheless fun, when you get use to the headache.The humor was perfect, brilliantly touched to the smallest line.And most importantly-it's not that predictable-i don't mean the ending, but the development, leading to it.Excecutet skilfully, when looked from this point of view.
CGI:10/10, nothing else to add.Believable Flawless.Perfect.
With no big flaws or plot holes, very funny dialogue, skillful acting and good directing, Iron Man is definitely the best movie of the year so far.The perfect blockbuster as well.I'm glad a saw it, and if the first one didn't made me a fan, this one did.I can't wait to see it again.Cheers to Iron Man Amazing! I would've given this a ten, but with some very few weaknesses, i'll lower this a little, although it did make me a bigger fan than before...
My rate: 7.5/10
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I like the Iron Man movies. The special effects are great, story is
interesting and surprising. Acting is good. After seeing Iron man 1 I
thought, what can they do different in Iron man 2, but it really worked
After seen so many superhero movies, it is known that it's hard to make a good third movie (see the original spider man movies). It is hard to top the first two. Now they are going to make Iron Man 3. I have seen the cast list on IMDb and I'n eager to see the movie. Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, William Sadler. I am not going to mention the whole cast list, but what bothered me is why Anthony Michael Hall is not listed. It would be great to see him again with Robert Downey Jr. in a movie.
Robert Downey Jr. coaxed you into the movie theater to see something
you'd never usually see- a sci-fi comic book hero movie. Now you're
back like a hungry kitten looking for more. And Rob Downey's
metaphorically waiting at his doorstep for you to come back so he can
give you some more (movies, I mean). Maybe I should stop with the
metaphors. All I'm trying to get at is this movie totally dominates
over the first one.
Having one villain was cool. But how about fighting a whole army of robots programmed to kill you? WIth Tony Stark, saddle up. This is gonna be a crazy ride.
My legs hurt by the end because I had been leaning on my seat the entire time! The action is more intense, the comedy really sticks out and everything really seems to bunker down and get into serious comic book entertainment mode. And the looming question of will Pepper and Tony kiss or not still bites at you. Are they going to make us wait until 2013 to see them kiss? Hmm.
DEFINITELY if you saw the first one YOU MUST SEE THIS! And after speaking to some people, even if you haven't seen the first one you still catch on. You won't be sitting there going "Huh?" for 2 hours.
There's more of everything from the first movie (in a good way) in this, and yes, Robert Downey Jr. is unquestionably HOT in this! ^.^
One of the many great pleasures of watching 2008's "Iron Man" was that
it allowed to some degree for star Robert Downey, Jr., playing
billionaire industrialist Tony Stark, who moonlighted and eventually
revealed to the world his secret identity as the armored superhero Iron
Man, to exorcise the many demons from his lonely, drug-fueled days in
the annals of Hollywood Hell. Stark, of course, has in the past dealt
with debilitating bouts of alcoholism, so this role would have allowed
Robert Downey, Jr. to face any remaining demons from his past. It is
this deep personal struggle that has made Tony Stark/Iron Man one of
the more fascinatingly introspective characters in the Marvel Comics
Universe of superheroes.
But whatever meditations these movies could have had in dealing with the harrowing perils of drug addiction gets lost in the bang-bang pacing, action and special effects of the latest Hollywood superhero blockbuster to boast spectacular visuals and top-notch performances but lacking any real depth or content. Actor/director Jon Favreau is quickly becoming a favorite in Hollywood, especially with the way he's handling his work on the "Iron Man" movies, and he proves his mettle, regardless of the lack of thematic complexity or depth that they could have had, with this sequel "Iron Man 2." And while I would have personally much more enjoyed the subject of Stark's internal struggles with alcoholism rather than his external struggles with the U.S. government, I guess what we get here will have to do for now.
While less skillful and entertaining than its 2008 predecessor, I personally feel that I somehow enjoyed this one a lot more, perhaps because it features a more-fleshed-out supporting role from Stark's best friend Lt. Col. Jim Rhodes (Don Cheadle, having fully replaced Terrence Howard from the previous film), who of course later dawns a powered armor suit of his own to become the awesomely bad-ass War Machine. And the movie has a killer soundtrack by those Aussie bad boys AC/DC.
This time out, Stark has really let his arrogance get to his head, and this is something that Downey, Jr. really pushes past its limits to become cinematic gold. He has effectively saved the world from certain doom so many times in the past that he has also effectively "privatized world peace," and the government wants a piece of his technology because he has so quickly and so suddenly made them look incompetent.
All that's about to change when the villainous Russian physicist Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) shows up on Tony's home turf one day and challenges him to a duel. Vanko is especially miffed at Stark because he believes that Stark's father stole the technology that he developed with Vanko's father and had him deported back to Russia to cover his tracks. So Ivan, possessing blueprints for Stark's technology to exact his revenge, develops some nifty little weapons of his own to become the whip-wielding super-villain Whiplash.
On the home front, meanwhile, Stark's ticker is deathly ill and feels that his time is running out, and he hands over control of Stark Industries to his would-be love interest Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). And just as he does this, another character is introduced, Natalie Rushman (Scarlett Johannson), who also hides a few secrets of her own since she is also the lethal spy/secret agent Black Widow.
A lot of stuff goes on in "Iron Man 2" and there's the main problem (other than that other issue I mentioned earlier about Stark's battles with alcoholism getting the shaft here): a lot goes on and the movie kind of feels crammed as a result. Rourke is a fascinating presence whenever he's on the screen, which unfortunately is not very much, but I enjoyed his scenes the most, especially since he comes under the yoke of Stark's rival weapons manufacturer Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell). Johannson's Black Widow also gets shafted as well, since she doesn't really become a big player in all this superhero stuff until the film's action-packed, 20-minute climax. And at least Cheadle's War Machine is made useful in the film before (note that I said "before") he and Iron Man have to go to work as a team to defeat a newly powered-up Whiplash (which is a little anti-climatic and a bit short, to say the least).
Am I nit-picking some things? Probably. But the reason we keep coming back is because of the action, special effects, and Robert Downey, Jr. as Marvel Comics' Man of Steel... Iron. He's utterly perfect for this role: he's arrogant, greedy, narcissistic, and drops more biting one-liners here than Arnold Schwarzenegger ever did in his prime (not knocking the great Schwarzenegger here, but you get my point). But he's a hero, and that all that matters in "Iron Man 2."
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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