"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).