AKA My review of Iron man 2. More of a character analysis.
I saw the movie last weekend amongst the millions of other people who came out to see it. I think that John Favreau did a pretty good job of developing the characters just enough so that the film worked. Robert Downey Jr. once again does not disappoint with his performance as the arrogant Tony Stark/Iron Man. The addition of Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson add an interesting dynamic, in that their presence takes the move to its rudimentary form, a comic book. In my mind, this is a good thing. It leaves open possibilities that would otherwise be impossible in the Iron Man I framework of realism. Mickey Rourke epitomizes the villainous role of Whiplash, in that he is always working for himself, even when working for others. I enjoyed his solitary drive to destroy Iron Man. Sam Rockwell serves as a stark (no pun) contrast and adversary to Tony. His performance as always was entertaining and moved the film along with ease. Don Cheadle slipped into the place of Terrance Howard as War Machine fairly well. I think both actors are brilliant and each shine in their own different way. I won’t go into much more as I don’t want to spoil the film for those who have yet to experience it.
Overall, if you want to see an action packed superhero sequel, this is the summer blockbuster you have been waiting for. Just don’t expect something full of sophistication and nuances (who does that with this genre anyway?), and you’ll enjoy it.
That is all for now.