Last Tuesday night Sean and I went to see Iron Man 2. I was torn between wanting to see it and wanting to see the new Robin Hood. We went with Iron Man, and boy am I glad. It was amazing. I love movies that are funny, action-packed and star studded. So I'm easy to please? Sue me.
The first Iron Man was great. Robert Downey, Jr and Gwenyth Paltrow rocked those comic book characters. The second Iron Man lived up to the high standard the first had set. In my humble opinion, anyway. I'm sure some of the die hard comic book fans found some things to nitpick (I mean, disagree with), but not having that background, I'm a fan of the movie.
Since I don't want to give anything away, as it's a relatively new release, I'll just say that the cast was an awesome ensemble. Of course, Robert Downey Jr delivered as Iron Man. Gwenyth is a beautiful and elegant Pepper Potts. Mickey Rourke was genius (quite literally) as the bad guy and Scarlett Johannson kicked ass (also literally) as Agent Romanoff. With other performances by Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle and John Favreau, how can you go wrong?? You can't!
I've heard it argued that the fight scenes were too brief, the love story too developed, and the plot lacking. I don't care. If you want action, laughs, and an all around entertaining movie...this is the one to see. I give it a great big nerdy 10 thumbs way up.