This movie has everything you can ask for in a summer fun flick. Crazy awesome electronics. (one of his suits - Mark V - is a suitecase turned Iron Man as seen in the above photo) Wild fight scenes. ScarJo's breasts. RDJ playing his always popular playboy image on screen. Superheroes. Supervillains. Explosions. It'll be very enjoyable this I promise you. So strap in, buckle up, hold on tight cause I feel this movie is gonna take you on one hell of a ride! I'll be seeing it this weekend and I'm sure to enjoy every minute.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
It's Almost Here!
IRON MAN 2
Iron Man 2 will be released this Friday May 7th, Thursday night for you sneak peekers out there. It has already hit the UK early last week and has earned over $100 Million already internationally. EmpireOnline (my UK movie site of choice) reviewed IM2 3/5 stars. Mainly stating that the sequel didn't exactly live up to the hype providing it was a little over busy and inessential. If you care to check out the full review head over HERE. If you are a fan of reviews (as we all know I'm not considering I own Rollerball!) and allow it to drive your choice to check out a film then FYI- Rolling Stones= 8/10, Variety= 6/10
But regardless of the reviews for this film, I'm all about it. The first one blew me away far exceeding all expectations of "yet another marvel movie!" And the casting of Downey Jr turned out to be the most perfect Marvel Hero fit to date! (still awaiting results on Thor - Chris Hemsworth & Cap. America - Chris Evans [yes the same human torch chris evans])
For those of you that aren't up to speed on Iron Man 2, allow me to fill in the blanks. After the first film ends, we find our hero Tony Stark (RDJ) announcing to the world that he is in fact Iron Man. Note that this is the first superhero in comic history to bring his identity public. The second film continues in the short future of IM1's timeline where Stark is completely living it up as both the worlds richest man and most beloved hero. Meanwhile, Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke), a deranged Russian mastermind is using Stark Tech to create his own Iron Man suite to use against Tony for his fathers actions towards Ivan's family over 20 years prior.
Craziness leads to Rourke forming Vanko into the master villain "Whiplash." Creating an ironman like suite with electric whips that can tear cars in half. The film also brings into the forefront how the government wants to seize Stark's Technology for military applications. This side plot is helmed by (one of my favorites) Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell). While all this is going on, Jim Rhodes (Don Cheadle) is so torn between the friendship of Tony and his obligations to American Army that he is forced to take an Iron Man suit that will become a supped up version equipped to the T with serious fire power thus bringing to the stage our first glimpse of War Machine. Throw in a little Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and you got yourself an amazing summer blockbuster.