Friday, June 18, 2010

Iron Man 2

Directed by Jon Favreau

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Gweneth Paltrow, and Mickey Rourke

Release Date: May 7, 2010 (U.S)

What is a man's legacy? How will the world remember Tony Stark? The Sequel picks up six months after the first movie, Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man, has become even more famous and infamous, every one wanting to praise him or hold him down and hand over the Iron Man armor. Soon, tony's world gets bigger as he soon finds himself in the crosshairs of two dangerous men: rival industrialist Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell), and vengeful Ivan Dranko (Mickey Rourke). Will Tony rise out of his self-destructive chaos, pick up the pieces of his life, and come to the rescue?

This is a fun, action packed comic-book movie with snappy dialogue, great performances, and better action sequences. Also, the performances are great from the returning cast (Downey as Stark and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts) and those introduced in the sequel: Don Cheadle replacing Terrence Howard as James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Mickey Rourke as Ivan Dranko, Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer, and Samuel L. Jackson as Col. Nick Fury. I liked Scarlett Johansson as Natalie Rushman, but there were certain aspects of her character I missed from the comics. If you enjoyed the first movie, you'll certainly love the sequel. Also, there are several refernces to other Marvel comic characters and a post credits scene, so keep your eyes peeled.

Rating: * * * * of 5

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