08 May 2010
Iron Man 2 Was Awesome
I was a little worried going in to Iron Man 2, because I had heard a couple bad reviews. But I gotta say, this was nothing like Transformers 2. I loved it! I was really happy with it, and don't see what the problem was. There were probably more fight scenes and explosions than the first one, but that's because you don't have to go into the whole development of Iron Man. You just start out with the action. The scenes were all exciting and well-done - it's not like they were too long. I liked all the new characters too - Mickey Rourke was great, he wasn't too hammy or anything. I thought he was perfect and the character was cool. Sam Rockwell plays the slimy Tony Stark wannabe and he was great too -- my favorite touch was that he had orange palms. You know, like the guy wants to be all slick and self-tanned, but doesn't apply it properly and ends up with orange hands. That was a little detail that amused me. Scarlett Johansson gets to kick some major ass at one point while looking hot doing it. Even Gwyneth Paltrow is less annoying!
You totally get what you pay for - action done in that wry, funny Iron Man-style - and Robert Downey, Jr. is fabulously perfect, as always.