Iron Man 2 Reviews
Passable re-make. Nothing special. Not really that exciting.
Once again Downey knocks it out of the park however the villains played by Rourke and Rockwell just don't quite deliver. They do have their moments, especially Rockwell as the incompetent Stark wannabe Justin Hammer, but you never feel the same amount of menace as you did from Stane in the first movie. Tony spends most of the movie dealing with the fallout from his chest piece and only in the last act do they remember that they need some villains for the climax.
The movie is cluttered with too many characters and subplots, a failing of far too many films in the genre. Favreau once again does a great job as director but they needed to trim and focus this movie to make it go to the next level.
Overall a good movie, but not great.