Iron Man 2! I finally saw it! Despite so-so reviews by fans and critics I didn't know what to expect. Nevertheless I was adamant to see it. I will spare you the tedious backstory about me trying to see it on opening night and whatever and just cut to the chase. Iron Man 2 is EVERYTHING I could've wanted from a sequel. In some scenes there were minor things that could've/should've been done different and/or better, but there was three HUGE action scenes that were handled MUCH better than the first. Lots more action, and much more satisfying action. Lots of robots, armor, tech, lasers, missles, shootouts, etc etc etc etc...And the story is so much better than i could've been, they really could've f*cked this up the ass! And not JUST f*cked, but jungle f*cked, elephant d*ck, up the a**, no reach around, Box-Office bomb-out prison pounding! Thank god that what we got was a better-than-average comic book fun fest that takes itself everybit as serious (and at times lighthearted) as the first. Tony Stark's character is expanded on exponentially and in ways that were really interesting and in other ways rather dark. On a lil side note, i do prefer Don Cheadle to Terrence Howard, anyways... The movie contradicts the direction in which recent comic book movies have been taking, its NOT darker than its predecessor, its UNDER 3 hours, and its (in my opinion) much more fun to watch. The humor is impeccably timed, the hints and cameos are smile-inducing, the characters are engaging and the villian is much more of a villain. Iron Man 2 feels much more like an expertly drawn out comic book than it does like a movie so hell-ward bent on realism it forgets that for all intents and purposes its supposed to be fun. '2' Never forgets its intents and purposes, it always keeps an energetic pace meant to entertain, and a delightfully layered story meant to hold us in suspence. I loved this movie.
This is a very good and extremely entertaining action/adventure robotic shoot-em-up movie with a big heart and a great cast that stars the incredibly cool Robert Downey Jr. and co-stars the beautiful Gwyneth Paltrow.