Movie Review: Iron Man 2
At the time of this review, I have seen the film twice now. Once at a digital screen and one at a digital IMAX screen. The film is set 6 months after the first film in which Tony Stark has revealed his identity as Iron Man and is resisting calls by the United States government to hand over the technology. Ivan Vanko has also duplicated the technology and built weapons of his own, creating a new challenge that sets up the arc of this film.
What I really liked about this film was the acting of Mickey Rourke as Ivan Vanko. If you are going to have a kick ass super hero, then you must also have a bad man who can kill the hero or at least make the hero doubt himself. When he states this line in the film, "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." The evil had truly believe that he had won the day and the film really improves after this.
What I also liked in the film was the role of Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer. I really liked that no matter how hard Hammer tried, he could never be just like Tony Stark and by the end of the film I was convinced that this man was really this bad of a weapons designer.
The film ultimately falls of the suit of Iron Man. if you liked the first film, then this film is a great 2nd chapter in the story. The film wasn't too long nor was it too short, It covered what needed to be covered and makes me want to see part 3 as soon as they can get it ready.
Please see the film in IMAX, if you get the chance. I feel that it will be worth your time and effort to see the film. Also, watch all of the credits for a little surprise at the end of the film.
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...