Friday, April 30, 2010

Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2 is of course the sequel to the 2008 film, Iron Man. Iron Man is about Tony Stark, who was captured and injured in Afghanistan. He fashioned an arc reactor for his injured heart, along with the iron suit and weapon technology. He then told the whole world about it.


In the second movie, his adventures continue but he is actually dying from having the arc reactor in his body. So now, he is reckless and being a daredevil.

Trouble shows up in the form of Whiplash, who can also build the same reactor and also has vengeance in his mind against Stark/Iron Man. To make matters worse, Justin Hammer, Stark's archrival, is secretly funding Whiplash to humiliate Stark.

Other new characters that showed up include The Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff played by Scarlett Johansson and War Machine played by Don Cheadle, although technically James Rhodes is not a newbie.


Terrence Howard played Rhodey in the first movie and he was replaced by Don Cheadle for the second movie, over a salary dispute if I read correctly...


THE GOOD:

1. Tony Stark is a hoot and a half! Robert Downey Jr seems to play himself in this one... although, his most recent work are all almost exactly the same. Wry, sarcastic, self-deprecating charming guy... :P
2. The fight scenes between Iron Man/War Machine and the drones... really nice...
3. Has comedy, has action, has drama... nice
4. Has Scarlett Johansson as one bad-ass Black Widow



THE BAD:
1. Like The Losers, this movie suffers from a lame villain... no, not Whiplash... he's kinda good... Justin Hammer, Tony Stark's archrival... played by Sam Rockwell, the annoying villain from Charlie's Angels. Either he's written to be annoying... or he's just annoying... not at all scary or intimidating...
2. Don Cheadle playing Rhodey. He's a good actor but he's no Terrence Howard, who fit the bill and look the part. Cheadle is not kick-ass-y enough to pull it off.



Other than that, it was a good summer outing and a good sequel to a good movie. :)



2 comments:

F U N F A B U L O S I T Y said...

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The Wan And Only said...

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