Iron Man 2 Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013
It's much more fun to create a franchise than to doggedly sustain it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Michael Saba
Paste Magazine
April 14, 2013
The most cynical and calculating part of it all is that the movie never really finds a justification for its existence; except, that is, as a bald-faced setup for The Avengers.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 30, 2011
... The visual effects, though solid, may brighten the screen but are a poor substitute for characterisation and style - those two absent friends who we miss the most during the show.
Matt Neal
The Standard
October 9, 2010
Fans will be satisfied, even if it doesn't match the nuanced and well-rounded brilliance of the first film. But many will be disappointed with this seemingly rushed follow-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
April 28, 2010
Marvel are so excited about The Avengers that they've decided to make a 2-hour advert for it, pass it off as a film and charge admission.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 15, 2010
I cannot imagine that anyone intimately involved with the making of Iron Man 2 would ever, on their own dime and their own time, ever go to see a movie like Iron Man 2.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
Paul Gallagher
Future Movies UK
May 5, 2010
A series of carefully-planned, effects-heavy sequences strung together with slapdash storytelling, underdeveloped character ideas and the occasional funny line of dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Stephen Himes
Flak Magazine
June 10, 2010
Tony Stark is Dick Cheney's foreign policy driven by Grover Norquist's fiscal policy, sold to the public by Ari Gold. Very confusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
May 6, 2010
This sequel, alas, settles for old elements in a new alloy -- less iron, lots more lead and tin.
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
April 29, 2010
All this extra effort drains the inherent sense of what was fun about the original, darkening it with issues and complexities that unnecessarily muddy the crisp, clearly commercial premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Leo Robson
Financial Times
April 29, 2010
Thanks to Downey Jr, this is a winning formula. Director Jon Favreau's mistake was to add to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
May 7, 2010
Entertaining ... but long stretches of the movie are more fizzle than sizzle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
July 6, 2010
Crasser, noisier, more metallic
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James Rocchi
MSN Movies
May 6, 2010
While the title is "Iron Man 2," what we're being given is "Iron Man Squared." There's too much going on, and all the characters and plots and revelations and foreshadowings do not fill the film but bloat it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Clay Cane
BET.com
May 13, 2010
Aesthetically, 'Iron Man 2' is a polished flick. Plot wise, it's almost as bad as 'Catwoman.'
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 27, 2010
Everything fun and terrific about Iron Man, a mere two years ago, has vanished with its sequel. In its place, Iron Man 2 has substituted noise, confusion, multiple villains, irrelevant stunts and misguided story lines.
Dan Brightmore
Little White Lies
April 30, 2010
This supposedly iron clad sequel is only fit to rust in the superhero scrap yard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
May 7, 2010
The inevitable Iron Man 3 needs a better screenplay than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net
May 10, 2010
Iron Man 2 could be Chaplin Meets The Wrestler Meets Shakespeare in Love Meets Stan Lee. Instead it's more The Stooges Meet Sara Lee.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
April 27, 2010
The film slumps into the doldrums early on, and truth is, it never recovers. For a film so heavy on characters, it's shamefully light on plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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