Sunday, May 9, 2010

Iron Man 2

"The world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces (Movie Overview: Fandango)."

I personally think that the sequel is not as good as the first movie. To me, the image of Iron Man was spoiled in this sequel. I felt the character “Tony Stark” was a joker when he put on his Iron Man armor to hold his birthday party. What was that? I thought whenever Tony Stark wears his armored suit is to fight the baddies and save the world. I just feel something is not right for this important character and may be this was part of the story written in the comic. On the other hand, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts continued having good chemistry with Robert Downey, Jr. I have no problem with the acting performance of Don Cheadle but I still prefer Terrence Howard as Lt. Colonel James Rhodes. Mickey Rourke played a perfect villain as Whiplash but he was defeated too easily. The other actress “Scarlett Johansson” as Natalie Rushman was definitely hot and sexy. Although new characters were added in the movie, the plot was so-so only. There were some great actions but not enough. The movie is okay to watch as the visual effects are fanstastic (Overall Movie Rating: 3/5).

10 comments:

The Rebel said...

Stark is always portrayed as a party goer in the comics, somebody who loves the media attention. This is further displayed in the Ultimates comic book series....he just loves the glitz and glamour he receives as Iron Man. I'm guessing the movie was loosely based on the Ultimates universe rather than the 616 Marvel Universe.....as evident from Nick Fury being an African American rather than a caucasian.

I'm quite surprised on the number of ppl who didn't fancy the movie too much. I guess they aren't big of a Marvel fan I suppose. In the end of the day, the movie was a good ol' popcorn fun flick....and for Marvel fans, it's an important build up to the upcoming Avengers movie in 2012!

Make mine Marvel!

LEon said...

I think for the action people are happy already. SOme even said Iron man 2 is better than 1... I don't know as I have not seen it yet. :D

deSMOnd said...

The Rebel, I don't know much about the personality of "Tony Stark" as I didn't read the comic. It's just that Tony shouldn't wear his armored suit to hold a party. It spoiled the image of iron man. It's like we don't see Spiderman or Superman got drunk and dance in the disco. This is my perception to a superhero and very subjective anyway..

deSMOnd said...

Leon, go to watch it if you are free. You may understand what I try to express here :)

J A S O N L U said...

i love the mark v and mark vi armor. awesome suit. i hope you're ready.. by whiplash. LOL..

Juliana said...

I saw the movie this week and for a sequel, it's quite all right. Action scenes are good, though I agree with you that the final showdown with Whiplash was too short. It's like the villain is really not much without his drones to help him outnumber the good guys.

In the first encounter (seen in trailers), Whiplash took Tony by surprise when the latter's in civilian mode, so that fight was sort of lopsided in the beginning.

I thought that in the comics, Iron Man's most famous enemy is The Mandarin. I wonder why Whiplash was chosen for the movie sequel instead...

deSMOnd said...

Juliana, as I never read the comic before, I don't know why Mandarin was not chosen in this sequel. Perhaps that villian will be in the next instalment :)

deSMOnd said...

Jason, I like the scene when Tony used the suitcase for Mark 5 transformation. That was cool :)

Wayne said...

The Rebel, u are too sensitive and please be objective. some of Marvel fans may fancy the movie too..... for me, the show had not reach my expectation --- lack of fighting and ending. bro, relax... although i totally have not read the comic. all i know is Tony is a very playful guy in the movie. Iron man is one of his own "property". he can wear whatever he want in the party..... he really damage public image if in real life.

The Rebel said...

>>>Hey Wayne....I'm not bein 'too sensitive' here.....just bein critical....LOL! I just like to open up people's perspectives to a much more wider view on things.

And for the record, I agree with Juliana.....The Mandarin shd've been at least mentioned in the movie.....that'll rattle fan boys' expectatins everywhere! =p