Iron Man 2 Reviews

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September 10, 2019
The sequel suffers from the "where-do-we-go-to-now" conundrum.
July 23, 2019
There's some nice character work here. And under the direction of Jon Favreau, who also has a minor role as Stark's thuggish driver, Happy Hogan, the script is loaded with witty dialogue. But the action is as dumb as the dialogue is smart.
August 30, 2018
If there were any new ideas, I failed to spot them, as did my bone marrow, which slept through most of it anyhow.
July 7, 2015
It too frequently seems that Iron Man's battles could simply be replaced with a scene featuring Stark and his opponent measuring their respective suit's RAM, with a glance towards their supporting company's share prices.
June 22, 2013
It's much more fun to create a franchise than to doggedly sustain it.
April 15, 2013
It's half the fun of the first movie and twice as convoluted.
April 15, 2013
As for the actual grand finale, Downey Jr. and Cheadle seem like they're already network gaming the PS3 release instead of facing any actual threat, and Rourke goes out like a chump.
April 15, 2013
The whiz-bang stuff here -- while never less than slick -- doesn't produce anything we haven't seen before.
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.
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.
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.
July 6, 2010
There's an outdated feel to it all, from its cold-war view of America to the AC/DC soundtrack.
July 6, 2010
Crasser, noisier, more metallic
June 18, 2010
All of the charm and romance of the original has been ironed out by excess.
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.
June 2, 2010
You won't find a more overqualified cast this year. Then out come the CGI effects and everything becomes a yawn.
May 22, 2010
Sometimes simple is better. The original thrived on few integral characters and a world-wise approach to storytelling. This feature seems to think action is more important than story and an overabundance of characters is a necessity.
May 19, 2010
Take all twelve plots, set your iPod on shuffle, and watch as the franchise deteriorates into a shallow pool of half-baked ideas and detached snark.
May 16, 2010
The over-hyped Jon Favreau movie, "Iron Man 2," is a downer and a disappointment, especially when compared to the entertaining first movie that came before it.
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.
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