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Offline Reginald Hudlin

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IRON MAN 2
« on: May 07, 2010, 10:18:59 pm »
I haven't read any of the reviews yet, since I was avoiding them before seeing the film tonight, but the word was that the sequel to one of the best comic book movies ever made was not so hot.  

Wrong.

I think it's twice as good as the last one.  It had every thing I liked about the first film plus the best act three in a comic book movie ever.  

First of all, it's an amazing ensemble of actors, let alone a cast this talented for a summer superhero popcorn film.  Robert Downey Jr. continues to dazzle as Tony Stark.  It boggles the mind to think of anyone but him in the role.  Scarlett Johanson continues to the one of the sexiest women in the movies, and delvers a great performance as Black Widow.  She has a great action set piece and I look forward to her as the Marvel movie franchise expands.  No one can object to an actor as good as Don Cheadle stepping into the role, but I do wonder what Terence would have done.  Sam Rockwell brings tons of imagination to would could be a flat role as rival industrialist Hammer.  Sam Jackson is Sam Jackson.  He's not PULP FICTION level intense, but still a pleasure to watch.  Gwyneth Paltrow is surprisingly sexy and continues her solid work from the last film.  Like Jackson, Mickey Rourke has done more intense work in dramas, but still very good.  Last but not least, Agent Carlsen is solid as a rock.  

The action is fast and imaginative, it still has cool science stuff in it, but the real discovery here is building an act with with sufficient credible threats and action levels to give the film a big finish.  

Also, better music cues in this film than the last one.

I can't wait to see BATMAN 3.  And what Matthew Vaughan does with X MEN:  FIRST CLASS.  Because right now, IRON MAN 2 has the crown.
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Re: IRON MAN 2
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 05:15:37 pm »
I just need to know where I can pick up one of those briefcases!  ;D

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Re: IRON MAN 2
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2010, 07:52:11 am »
I agree.
~~~"...and another one gone, another gone, another one bites the dust..."~~~

If anyone liked the first movie, then you are sure to enjoy this sequel. Here are some of my best (and disappointing) moments:


Is it just me or does Gary Shandling look as if he was wearing a prosthetic on his face? ?

Whaa-a-a...  No S.H.I.E.L.D.  helicarrier? ?

Isn’t Mickey Rourke Irish?  If so, he plays a damn good Russian!

Nick Fury telling Tony Stark,
"I got my eye on you."

A drunken outtake on the Stark newsreel,
“Hi, I’m Howard Stark…  and I’d like to show you… …my ass.”

The kids in the front row of the theater just broke into pieces, laughing. ;D

Scarlett Johanson was perfect as Black Widow Natasha ‘cause she has this unassuming, diminutive body and to see her character bring down opponents really surprised the viewers with gasps of “Oohhs” “Aaa-a-a” and “Damn”.

Terrance Howard will always be James Rhodes to me.

A drunken Tony Stark taking a whiz in his armor.


On a scale from 1 though 5,
I give Iron-Man 2 …a 3! 

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Re: IRON MAN 2
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2010, 07:57:53 am »
Whooo, the Dr. Buzzard homage in the logo?  You are speaking to me, Battle!

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Re: IRON MAN 2
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010, 08:00:47 am »
Completely forgettable popcorn flick, but I loved it!  The movie seemed to have a noticeable shift, though.. first act was a very insightful look into the ego of Tony Stark, and just as it was going somewhere, with all of the revelations.. BOOM!  Avengers pre-quel! Avengers pre-quel! Hey guys look at all the cool Avengers Easter Eggs for next years movies!

Even still, I had more fun this time than in the first one (maybe because I find IM's origin a little boring)