Iron Man 22010 | Jon Favreau
Billionaire Tony Stark must contend with deadly issues involving the government, his own friends, as well as new enemies due to his superhero alter ego Iron Man.
Robert Downey Jr. | Don Cheadle | Scarlett Johansson | Gwyneth Paltrow | Sam Rockwell | Mickey Rourke | Samuel L. Jackson
|Niels Risgaard Hansen 2014-09-07|
More great action from my favorite Marvel super hero.
Classic Marvel super hero action plot, but spiced up a bit with a bit of Tony Stark craziness and a beginning influence from The Avengers/S.H.I.E.L.D. I really love how they are mixing these movies all across the board and especially because it meant adding Scarlett Johansson to this movie.
Robert Downey Jr. is just brilliant as Tony Stark. I am following him on a social media and I really think that he is not far from the character in real life. Tony Stark is my favorite Marvel hero, so for me it is very important that they have chosen the right actor.
Scarlett Johansson is just stunning and she is perfect in her role in this movie (and the rest of the Avengers movies as well). I cannot say any more as it would spoil the movie.
I do not like Sam Rockwell, who is playing the crook of this movie, so he fits perfect in his part. He does a good job.
Mickey Rourke is playing Ivan Vanko, and he does not say or do much acting. I have no experience in this field, but I guess it takes quite some skill to push personality into the character despite this. His performance is all right, but not overly impressive.
There is a lot of impressive action/special effects scenes here as alway. It is really worth watching in high definition on a big screen, but at the end it actually turned into too much robot fighting for my taste.
As mentioned by Peter and Peter, this is very much a sequel to the first Iron Man movie. You could watch it as a stand alone, but I would very much recommend that you watch the first in the series before this one. (It is just as great anyway!)
|Peter Buchardt 2010-05-06|
I was worried what to do if this movie turned out to be better than Iron Man, since it wouldn't seem right for me to give up 9 of 10 for a movie of this kind and it would also be too little to pay 7 of 10 for Iron Man... Any way it turns out that they are so much alike that they both deservers 8.
Please read my review on Iron Man to find out my basic thoughts on this movie. I like to add a bit more though.
This is a true sequel. So it really ties up stuff from the first, you get to know the man behind the mask better and you get a sense of where he's going with his life. But at the same time Favreau couldn't leave out some true slap stick style sequel humor, that's just shitty! A good example on this is the robots with artificial intelligence. Stark talks a bit to them in the first movie, and in this he talks a lot to them and they act all human. Reminds me of they way they over did the same thing in Transformers and with the latest Indiana Jones movie.
Well again good movie, great action and comedy! Even more references to others Marvel characters. Good shit!
|Peter Vesti 2010-05-03|
I didn't have high expectations for this movie. I was fearing it would hold every Hollywood cliché in the book. Thankfully I was wrong. While it does have a few of the annoying bits, it was actually a really good movie.
I enjoyed it way more than the first movie.
I think the flow of the movie and the plot is a lot better than the first one, where the 'boss fight' in the end felt so extremely forced.
Other than that, there's not a whole lot to say. It's just an enjoyable hollywood action-movie with a few laughs here and there. But done really well.
Only thing that was really poor, was Scarlett Johansson's action scene. It's one of those scenes that is probably cool, if you're 10 or 11 years old. What a stupid scene.