Monday, 24 September 2012

Iron Man 2 Review (Updated)

Iron Man 2 

Release Date: 29th April 2010 - Australia

Production Companies
Paramount Pictures (presents)
Marvel Entertainment (presents)
Marvel Studios
Fairview Entertainment (in
association with)

Paramount Pictures Australia

Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 125 minutes

Budget: $200,000,000

Box Office Gross: $623,933,331

Plot Summary
With the world now aware 
of his dual life as the armored 
superhero Iron Man, billionaire 
inventor Tony Stark faces 
pressure from the government, 
the press, and the public to 
share his technology with the 
military. Unwilling to let go of 
his invention, Stark, along 
with Pepper Potts, and James 
"Rhodey" Rhodes at his side, 
must forge new alliances -- 
and confront powerful enemies. 

Robert Downey Jr. - Tony Stark/
Iron Man
Gwyneth Paltrow - Virginia
"Pepper" Potts
Don Cheadle - Lt. Colonel James
"Rhodey" Rhodes
Scarlett Johansson - Natalie
Rushman/Natasha Romanoff
Sam Rockwell - Justin Hammer
Mickey Rourke - Ivan Vanko
Samuel L. Jackson - Nick Fury
Garry Shandling - Senator Stern
Jon Favreau - Happy Hogan
Paul Bettany - JARVIS (Voice)
Clark Gregg - Agent Phil Coulson

Executive Producer/Director -
Jon Favreau
Based on Characters/Executive
Producer - Stan Lee
Based on Characters - Don
Heck, Larry Lieber &
Jack Kirby
Screenplay - Justin Theroux
Producer - Kevin Fiege
Production Designer - J. Michael Riva
Costume Designer - Mary Zophres
Director of Photography -
Matthew Libatique
Stunt Coordinator - Thomas Robinson Harper
Visual Effects Supervisors -
Andrew Hellen & Janek Sirrs
Visual Effects Supervisor:
ILM - Ben Snow
Physical Suit Effects Supervisor - Shane Mahan
Film Editors - Dan Lebental &
Richard Pearson
Music Supervisor - Dave Jordan
Music - John Debney


2011 Academy Awards
Best Visual Effects - Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright
& Daniel Sudick (Nominated)

It wasn't quite as good as the first IRON MAN movie (click here), but IRON MAN 2 did have a lot of fun and contained more popcorn action and impressive visuals that'll blow the audience. It's a shame that Terence Howard got replaced by Don Cheadle for the role of Lt. Colonel James Rhodes, but the things that I might want to talk about is the main villain played by Mickey Rourke. Might I say that Mickey done an outstanding job of playing the villain, and it would be without uncertainty to say his character Ivan Vanko is in fact a very interesting foe who uses those electric whips. At the after-credits scene on the first hit, Samuel Jackson was already cast by actor/director Jon Favreau to portray as Nick Fury. It's the start of his nine-year contract and the character he plays got into a supporting lead instead of a featured cameo presence.

This film is also complimented with two songs of the Aussie rock band AC/DC and I would confess I'm not a huge fan of AC/DC but for this film I have to say was very fitting.

While not compared to the first instalment, IRON MAN 2 was a very worthy sequel and I think it does offer the Marvel fans some valuable entertainment.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie

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