Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2 is a polished, high-ozone sequel, not as good as the original but building once again on a quirky performance by Robert Downey Jr. The superhero genre doesn’t necessarily require good acting, but when it’s there (as in Iron Man and The Dark Knight), that takes it up a level. Downey here gives us a Tony Stark who is cockier and more egotistical than ever. Or, and here’s the key, he seems to be.

Stark's sexy new assistant Natalie (Scarlett Johansson) doesn't have much of a part apart from showing off her well toned

 body (I didn't say arse), until last few minutes where she turns out to be a kind of super woman. Even though that scene is good it could have been more appropriate in a different movie which less obeys the fundamentals of physics.The action scene is literally off the hook.

Iron Man 2 has some humorous moments and several of these are provided by Happy, Tony’s bodyguard who is played by Jon Favreau himself who directs the film. Particularly the scenes where Happy and Natalie Rushman interact with each other. And one more funniest scene is where James "Rhodey" Rhodes (Don Cheadle) uses the supposed best product of Stark's rival weapons manufacturer Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) on Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke)......... Our wet crackers can be more effective.
Ya that's the weapon in his hand.

One of the best shot scenes in the movie is the racing at the Monaco Grand Prix, where Stark is attacked by Ivan Vanko for the first time. You gotta watch it in theater to get the best feel of this fiery action sequence.

iron man 2 pictures

The visual effects are sequelfied, too. Stark's Jarvis lab interface is celebrated to awesome limits (u gotta watch the movie atleast for this sake), Whiplash's electric attacks are not quite like any other effect I've ever seen, the Iron Man briefcase transformation is still unbelievable.

I thought the final showdown with Ivan Vanko ended far to quickly, though the battle against the drones was of a decent length and engaging.

This is what you need to know: Iron Man 2 is not as good as the original Iron Man, but don’t be so worried about some of those early, negative reviews—it’s much better than Transformers 2Spiderman 3 or some other franchise-devastating catastrophe.


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