Iron Man 2 Reviews

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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.
July 6, 2010
The best scenes are still the ones with Downey and Gwyneth Paltrow (as Stark's charm-resistant assistant, Pepper Potts), or just Downey alone.
July 6, 2010
It's enjoyable to see a quality superhero dynamically and enthusiastically rendered.
July 6, 2010
There's an outdated feel to it all, from its cold-war view of America to the AC/DC soundtrack.
May 14, 2010
Rourke puts a human face, albeit a bashed one, on comic book villainy.
May 7, 2010
Even the director...seems to view the heavy clanking of mechanized men as a bit of a chore: the kind of well-prepared yet unremarkable meat course that must inevitably follow the delightful amuse bouche of Robert Downey Jr.'s portrayal of Stark.
May 7, 2010
Superhero Stark remains intriguing.
May 7, 2010
It's a solid blockbuster with a few faults that you just don't mind overlooking.
May 6, 2010
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man? OK, pretty good. Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark? Brilliant.
May 6, 2010
Casting the likes of Downey and Rourke and then imprisoning them in jointed refrigerators is resource-squandering of the highest order.
May 6, 2010
The movie settles into a series of ho-hum conflicts and complications, and the requisite slam-bang ending is perfunctory at best.
May 6, 2010
[Downey] gives Iron Man 2 its fascination. The rest is a cluttered, clattering toy story.
May 6, 2010
This sequel, alas, settles for old elements in a new alloy -- less iron, lots more lead and tin.
May 6, 2010
The general excellence of the casting trumps the inarguable excellence of the technology.
May 6, 2010
Favreau's a workmanlike filmmaker who gets virtuoso performances from his leads, particularly Paltrow and Cheadle, but most of all Downey.
May 6, 2010
The action sequences are fun, though not as exhilarating as in the 2008 original, and the dialogue can be zingy.
May 6, 2010
Downey still has plenty of moments of charm (nobody kicks a car aside as casually as this guy), and most of the action sequences are lively and fun.
May 6, 2010
You're left wanting more, but not quite the "more" Iron Man 2 works so hard to supply.
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.
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