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Iron Man 2 (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, 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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Jon Favreau

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Justin Theroux (screenplay), Stan Lee (Marvel comic book) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Downey Jr. ... Tony Stark
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Pepper Potts
Don Cheadle ... Lt. Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes
Scarlett Johansson ... Natalie Rushman / Natasha Romanoff
Sam Rockwell ... Justin Hammer
Mickey Rourke ... Ivan Vanko
Samuel L. Jackson ... Nick Fury
Clark Gregg ... Agent Coulson
John Slattery ... Howard Stark
Garry Shandling ... Senator Stern
Paul Bettany ... JARVIS (voice)
Kate Mara ... U.S. Marshal
Leslie Bibb ... Christine Everhart
Jon Favreau ... Happy Hogan
Christiane Amanpour ... Christiane Amanpour
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

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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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Russian

Release Date:

7 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Iron 2 Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Sonics-DDP

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

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[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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Features Amanpour. (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Make Way For Tomorrow Today
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman (as Richard Sherman)
Produced by John Debney and Richard M. Sherman (as Richard Sherman)
Performed by The Stark Expo Singers
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An exhilarating and funny superhero sequel.
11 June 2010 | by khanbaliq2See all my reviews

Iron Man 2 is a fine sequel. Almost the whole cast returns intact, and director Jon Favreau has more screen time in his role as Happy Hogan. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is riding high after the events of Iron Man (2008). He has become famous worldwide, and he re-institutes the Stark Expo. But problems begin to pile up. Another wealthy industrialist wants his Iron Man technology. Then a new villain appears. Stark's relationship with his assistant Virginia Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) is also expanded upon. There's a lot going on in the film, but its rather weak script hurts it for sure. Mickey Rourke as the villain Ivan Vanko stands out. He's more menacing than Obadiah Stane was in the first film. Vanko's first encounter with Stark leads to a thrilling fight scene. Unfortunately Rourke's character isn't fully developed. This is a problem with other characters in the film as well. Vanko is a memorable villain but if Rourke was given more screen time and his character had more of a backstory I'm sure he could have been even more memorable. Still, Rourke tried to make his character as complex as he could.

The film's special effects are excellent. Some of the time, however, they're used on shootouts and explosions that don't produce much excitement. There's a lot more humour this time around. I was smiling or laughing during most of the film. Scarlett Johansson as the beautiful Natasha Romanoff gets to show off some impressive martial arts moves. It's rather funny afterwards because no one else can fight like her. Overall, the film is not as good as Iron Man. Still, it's an entertaining summer blockbuster and the performances are solid. I wasn't expecting much from the film but was pleasantly surprised. I recommend Iron Man 2.


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