Friday, May 28, 2010

Iron Man 2

We watched this movie last night at the Paradiso theater, and I started to title this post The Paradiso Stinks but changed my mind. I'll be watching my movies in other theaters from now on, though.

Iron Man 2 (2010), obviously, is the sequel to Iron Man. This one substitutes Don Cheadle for Terrence Howard (I'd love to know the story behind that bit of weirdness) in that role and gives us Mickey Rourke as this film's villain. It was just the same as Iron Man, only less so. It was fun to watch but not as much fun as the first one.


Roger Ebert likes it and says, "You want a sequel, you got a sequel. "Iron Man 2," directed like the first one by Jon Favreau, gets the job done." Variety says, "isn't as much fun as its predecessor, but by the time the smoke clears, it'll do." Slant Magazine opens with this: "Upgraded with the latest CGI hardware but also more shoddy screenwriting software than its system can withstand, Iron Man 2 is an example of subtraction by addition." The New York Times says it "fulfills the basic requirements of the genre, which can be summed up as more of the same, with emphasis on more."

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