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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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Jon Favreau

Writers:

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

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Russian

Release Date:

7 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Iron Man 2: The IMAX Experience See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$128,122,480, 9 May 2010

Gross USA:

$312,433,331

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$623,933,331
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A tattoo on Vanko's torso shows a Russian schooner bordered with Russian script reading "Give me a blonde, a bottle, and a boat, and I'll sail away..." This particular tattoo is Mickey Rourke's favorite. See more »

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(at around 1h 2 mins) Randy's Donuts, a famous Los Angeles landmark, doesn't have any interior dining. 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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In the opening credits, Ivan Vanko constructs an arc reactor. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version available through Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and EPIX are all cropped to 1.78:1. This is odd, because all three of these services usually maintain the 2.39:1 ratio through letterbox, in order to keep the original picture information. See more »


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It Takes Two
Written by Rob Base (as Rob Ginyard) and James Brown
Performed by Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock (as DJ E-Z Rock)
Courtesy of Profile Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Doesn't reclaim the originality and fun of the original, but it'll do.
9 May 2010 | by jordancelticsfanSee all my reviews

I went to go see this with a friend on Saturday night. Now, I heard the film from others that this a step or two below the original, but I went in with an open mind. By the time the movie was over, I was pleased. But then, after thinking about it more, this is a disappointment. The film is drastically different in pace. Honestly, it gets a bit of a bore for awhile, which never happened in the original. Sometimes, its just hard to take this film seriously as a superhero film. In my opinion, the overwhelming number of laughs and silliness in this film makes it hard to take seriously. There is a large list of new things in this sequel. First, we learn much more about Tony Stark's father than we ever did in the original. Its quite interesting. Jon Favreau has a much, much bigger role in this film than the original, and I absolutely loved his role in the film. We learn his character has a personality. The talented Don Cheadle replaces Terrence Howard as Rhodey,and I actually liked him better in the role. They both seem so different in the role. There's Scarlette Johansson as Black Widow. I was honestly disappointed with her role in the film. It was too small, I thought. Mickey Rourke is raw and sinister as Whiplash, the main villain, and its a perfect fit. He does an absolutely perfect Russian accent. Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer is a good fit for the most part, although it was hard for me to take his character seriously after awhile as a villain. Sometimes, it seems like all his character does is be funny. Samuel L. Jackson has a much bigger role in this film as Nick Fury (he had a credit ending scene in the original). In a way it succeeds over the original, but for the most part it doesn't. It's missing some of the excitement and originality that made the original a truly great achievement in film. This is quite a bit different from the first, and you may not like how different it is. I certainly didn't. Many new actors, and a whole different type of ballgame. There's a bit, I think, too much silliness in this film. But still, it'll do. Go see this. Its not as fun as the first, but its not as disappointing as Spider Man 3 was. And do be sure to stay after the credits if you're a fan of Marvel Comics. Make sure you notice Stan Lee's cameo in this as well. Its rather brilliant. Overall, good film.


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