Marvel Movie Madness! Part 31: Iron Man 2

by RT Staff | Tuesday, Jul. 19 2011

Summary

Luke: Has everyone forgotten about this movie already? It seems like it. Despite good reviews and strong box office, it feels like Iron Man 2 is generally dismissed as a weak sequel. It's definitely inferior to its predecessor, but I do remember enjoying it enough at the time -- even though I could scarcely remember a single thing about it a few days later. For me, the first Iron Man was an average superhero film elevated by a charismatic performance, but this time around that element of pleasant surprise is gone; Robert Downey, Jr.'s off-the-chain appeal is still there, but it's a given, so the weakness of the narrative feels more apparent. Back to Article

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