Essential plot rundown: Iron Man has to deal with the government, a communist and some lead poisoning. So, I wanted to watch this when I re-watched everything for The Avengers, but I never got around to it. But, we watched Iron Man in my class yesterday so it re-sparked an interest.
Iron Man 2 is not nearly as good as Iron Man 1. It is not as funny. It doesn't have as much heart. The soundtrack is not as awesome. And it has a lot more problems. And it is those problems that I will primarily be addressing.
The whole War Machine thing bothered me. First of all, I preferred Terrence Howard over Don Cheadle; for some reason, I'm not a big fan Don Cheadle. And how did Rhodey get access to the suits? Tony must have given him some kind of clearance to get into his basement (because we see him using codes to get in), but access to a suit? And when did he learn how to operate it? It doesn't make sense. And that fight scene was kind of weird.
And then he just steals the suit? What a dick. And then he hands it over to Hammer so he can "weaponize" it? Isn't it already weaponized? Isn't that why the government wanted it? What's the point of putting a gun on another gun? It seemed a little redundant to me. And then he presents at the Stark Expo? It's like stealing a Big Mac, putting some bacon on it and advertising at a McDonald's convention. It doesn't work.
And why didn't Ivan Vanko die in the beginning? He gets hit by a car multiple times and then Iron Man punches him in the face. Does having an arc reactor give his super strength?
And what about the poison? Other than dying, it doesn't really add anything to the plot. Everybody just sits around saying how bad it is. But it doesn't really affect him. And then he easily creates a new element right after JARVIS said he couldn't? Why does JARVIS say he can't do it when, in the very next scene, he does?
And I didn't care much for Agent Fury. They should have just shown him once and then left him out. Just have Iron Man interact with the hot chick and the cool guy.
And how can Vanko transform suits into drones? The only thing he does is replace the helmet with a remote control.
And how many paragraphs can I start with the word 'and'?
So, overall it is an ok film. It's not bad, it has some good action sequences. But it pales in comparison to the original. But, the third one looks pretty badass; so, I'm excited for that.
But that's just my opinion...