Iron Man 2

Robert Downey Jr. is back to his snarky, fast talking, egotistical of a character Tony Stark in Jon Favreau's sequel to the hit movie based on the comic super hero Iron Man.

Picking up in the same futuristic, technological world that Iron Man 1 created Tony Stark has created the Stark Expo, a year-long Expo set inside a specially designed city of his father's design for the purpose of allowing inventors to introduce their newest advancements to the world.

But wouldn't you know it, there's a catch. Tony Stark is dying. Apparently the giant heaping chunk of metal and science rocking his chest is poisoning him. Only causing him to act out like a pubescent high school jock embarrassed about his changing voice and uncompensated man parts. Creating a rift in his personal life with the girl he loves and people who may or may not be spies.

Meanwhile some Russian dude's father was friends with Tony's dad and following the same clarity of that of Harry Osborn's father induced revenge rage, he builds a high tech whip and attacks Stark a couple of times.

2 relatively short hours later Tony builds a particle accelerator in his basement, cause you know, he fucking can, and has solved all his problems and proceeds to go and kick ass.

In terms of plot and story, it fulfills it rather nicely but it just tends to overload it with explosive fan service which draws the movie out a little longer than average. But the excellent graphics and compelling sequences make up for the length by keeping you enthralled throughout. While the complexity of the movie is noticeably simple, the acting powerhouse led by a lovably narcissistic Downey wraps everything up in a nice, polished and actiony bow.

What I'm trying to say is that a guy in a high tech robot suit blows the shit out of stuff. Sounds like a movie.

3.5/5 Stars

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