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I enjoyed Iron Man one. I felt that at least 30 minutes of iron man two should have been cut. I felt that somehow the director started rambling and lost his way.It left me with a sense of Gee why was that there???
It was only 2 years ago that non-comic book fans didn't really know who Iron Man was. Then Jon Favreau's incredibly entertaining film was released, and everyone knew of playboy Tony Stark and his alter ego. Much of the success of the first film was due to Robert Downey, Jr., an incredibly gifted actor who really made Stark come to life. Iron Man 2 is a really good movie, and while it doesn't equal the first, it comes close, again on the shoulders of Downey, Jr.
Stark has a lot to deal with in this movie. Besides being slowly killed by poisoning from his power source, he has to deal with the government trying to use his suit for military purposes, his rival Justin Hammer (played by the always entertaining Sam Rockwell) creating a rival army of iron men, and Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke, who seems to have taken lessons from DeNiro about how to have a completely fake accent and still be awesome), whose major beef with Stark puts him on the warpath. Never mind Scarlett Johansson as a legal rep/martial arts expert and Sam Jackson returning as Nick Fury, still trying to recruit Stark into his secret society. Movies like this are sometimes hard to follow, and this one is no different. There are times when I got lost, but, while I usually mind, here I didn't. There's so much fun to be had here that the lapses in plot and timeline (which I usually hate) didn't bother me at all. Sometimes I wished there was more focus on fewer stories and characters, but most of the time, I just went along for the fun. And when your hero is as charismatic as Downey Jr.'s Stark, there a lot of fun to be had.
A great sequel to a great movie, perhaps even better than the original.
Although he is on top of the world, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) has the sort of problems that only a billionaire superhero could have. The government is all over him to build another suit, his relationship with his sort of girlfriend, Pepper, is on the rocks, but worst of all the one thing that is keeping him alive, his heart/power source, is causing a form of internal poisoning that threatens to kill Tony Stark.
As Tony’s sickness gets worse, he promotes Pepper to CEO of stark industries, leaving the door open to a crafty lawyer Natalie Rushman (the one and only “Scarlett Johansson.”) starts flipping out because of his blood poisoning an gets involved in a near suicidal auto race in Monaco.
Monaco is where we meet the bad guy Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke), son Anton Vanko, who once worked with Tony Stark. At this point in time things start to get really intense really quickly. The ending is a little predictable here, but everything in between is pretty damn good.
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