Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Movie Review of Iron man 2

Ironman 2 - 6.5/10
Directed by Jon Favreau
Cast - Robert Downey Jr,Don Cheadle,Scarlet Johannson,Mickey Rourke,Gwyneth Palthrow,Sam Rockwell

Plot Summary
Billionaire Tony Stark must contend with deadly issues involving the government, his own friends, as well as new enemies due to his superhero alter ego Iron Man.

I like Jon Favreau as an actor.He has made quite a few supporting scenes really funny and all.I watched Made which was directed by him and found it pretty good.Zathura and Elf were shit though.Now I am not a big iron man fan.Did not enjoyed the cartoons and certainly did not enjoyed the comics as well.Nevertheless,I still went to watch the first Iron man movie and was surprisingly entertained.So I decided to watch the sequel yesterday.I kinda somehow felt it wouldn't be as good as the first one cause usually sequels don't do too well.Sadly it was true,but still any comic fan or Iron man fan should still go watch it.Now with an even bigger budget,the director pretty much went for the jugular at the effects department.The chase sequence was alittle jerky but nicely done.Direction was pretty ok for iron man 2.Storyline however i did have alittle problem with it.You have a great start and a great end but why was the middle so fucking boring? The pace in the middle nearly did put me to sleep,I was actually getting bored and wondering when will the movie end.
Casting was ok.but I didn't understand why have a solid cast but underutilize them? actors like Sam Rockwell,Scarlet Johannson were pretty much like extras.There was also the ever irritating Sam Jackson who just cant stop saying shitty one liners.well he has signed up for 9 Marvel movies so we can expect more shit lines from him.Mickey Rourke as usual is cool as ever.He pretty much is the scene stealer whenever he is onscreen and of course he has all the coolest lines.
Don Cheadle who replaced Terence Howard was good as well.I loved the way he said his first line."I'm here,Deal with it."Gywneth was ever pleasant as she was in the first one.

All in all,I would still say it's an enjoyable ride whether you are an Iron man fan or not.Worth watching on a weekend and also wait for the scene after the end credits.

Ivan Vanko: If you could make God bleed, people will cease to believe in Him. There will be blood in the water, and the sharks will come.
[looks at Stark]
Ivan Vanko: All I have to do is sit here and watch, as the world will consume you...

Recommended movies done by the director
Iron man

1 comment:

hellboy said...

agreed, Ivanko had the coolest lines. Ivanko stole all scenes when he was in it. He was one of the coolest villains in any movie i've seen. My only gripe - how can he die so easily?!

Iron Man 2 was 15-20mins too long. and it definitely wasn't as good as the first one. one of its issues is that there are too many characters and it's hard to develop the characters in such a short period of time

Did you catch the thing at the end after the credits?