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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.


Jon Favreau


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


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


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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Release Date:

7 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Iron Man 2: The IMAX Experience See more »


Box Office


$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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Sonics-DDP



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kenneth Branagh directed the post-credits scene that sets up Thor (2011). See more »


(at around 36 mins) When Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) attacks Tony Stark at the racetrack, after Tony puts the portable Iron Man suit on, Whiplash wraps his left-hand whip around Tony's right arm, and his right-hand whip around his throat. Eventually he detaches the left-hand whip, and pumps additional electricity through the right-hand one, electrocuting Tony. When the shot changes to a close-up of Whiplash's, he is clearly holding his left arm forward, not his right. When it returns to a longer shot, he's using his right hand again. See more »


[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

The theatrical end credits incorrectly list current AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson as a co-songwriter for AC/DC's "Highway to Hell", when it should have been the late Bon Scott. See more »

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A decent action superhero sequel the weakest one of the three "Iron Man" movies but a damn good MCU one ©
29 September 2018 | by rambofan4lifeSee all my reviews

I love the first Iron Man this movie for me is a big disappointment. It is a big step down from the first movie, seen it for the first time I try to understand the movie what they try to do with this film. The acting, the tone everything in this movie fall flat, but it is decent at least is not boring or stupid like Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) that movie sucks so much!!! It is a damn good action MCU movie I am taking "Iron Man 2" over the new MARVEL films anytime . It is part of my life so Iron Man 2 is a decent okay action film at best. They are worst MARVEL films I totally hate than the second entry in "Iron Man" trilogy. Iron Man 2 I will still watch it. Iron Man 2 is good/bad mixed film and an okay at best. Still the weakest one in MCU movies.

Iron Man Tony Stark is dying in this film such a let down. Tony Stark made his girlfriend for CEO the leading executive about his company. What are her credibility when she was only assistant? I hated so much Gwyneth Paltrow in this movie so much. She was so annoying, she kept yelling at Tony that I wanted to shut her mouth and throw her out of the window. He gave away most of his stuff that Pepper Potts worked for 10 years yes 10 years. Tony Stark made a fool out of him self in the suit. He pied in the suit he looked like some gay in the suit. I hated him so much. Iron Man is now a drunk. Why is Iron Man now a drunk? We don't need a superhero that is alcohol addicted. Don Cheadle replaced Terrence Howard that was better Rhodey than Don Cheadle. Rhodey stole a suit from Iron Man, kicked Iron Man's ass and he flew away I agree with Nick Fury how is that possible. Mickey Rourke is the worst villain in the film ever as Ivan Vanko I hated his character so much. Not he was only a psychopath he was ugly too. I did not like Sonda's pitting against Iron Man and War Machine. John Debney replaced Ramin Djawadi's epic music score. I hated the new music theme for Iron Man so much.

I don't like a lot of things in the movie, but there is a good stuff in the film too that I like: The action sequences are good specially the fights on a race track with Whiplash and Iron Man I like that. Samuel L. Jackson is perfect as Nick Fury I wish his character would have more much to do, but the screen writer did not let his character more to do except giving Tony Stark advices. I liked that Tony Stark tried to fix the things he broke it and he tried to make sure with the new element that he structured in his arc reactor and ends his palladium so that he want die. Scarlett Johansson as Natalie Rushman / Natasha Romanoff was her first gig and she was okay I liked her. But acrobatic stunts Johansson's stuntwoman for the fights in which Black Widow fights off Hammer's bodyguards were all fake and not realistic. AC/DC return for this film with three soundtracks: Thunderstruck, Shoot to Thrill and Highway to Hell I like those songs for the movie. So yes AC/DC is one of the reasons why I don't consider Iron Man 2 as the worst MCU movie ever. Listen to this soundtracks and you will enjoy your self. The opening scene in which Iron Man jumps off the plane and you hear that song I like very much. I mean Robert Downey Jr. didn't do a terrible performance as Tony Stark/Iron Man but his character in this movie was a disaster. Paul Bettany's voice as JARVIS is till good and like able to the film.

The rest of the film is a completely disaster they make Iron Man in to total joke in this movie. Jon Favreau ruined the movie what was he thinking? And he got crap for Iron Man Three while in that movie he was decent in here he wasn't. A total disappointment. I liked Captain America: The Winter Soldier more as a sequel I liked Thor: Dark World more than this, Batman Returns much better sequel than Iron Man 2, Superman II MILES way better movie and better sequel than Iron Man 2. The score is 8 half I liked half I hated it, the weakest Iron Man film ever in my opinion but at least so MILES much way better film than Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) I will never watch that movie again!!!

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