Friday, May 14, 2010

Iron Man 2 Review

Iron Man 2 begins in snowy Russia as Ivan Vanko watches as Tony Stark reveals he is Iron Man. The happiness felt while watching the broadcast is in stark contrast to the scene in Vanko's crowded apartment as his father dies.  We are then wisked hundreds of miles above Queens as Stark exits an aircraft and arrives in spectacular fashion at the re imagined Stark Expo in Flushing created by his late father Howard Stark...think E3 but much much grander, Tony's show entrance is highlighted by smoking hot line dancers, fire works and laser light shows.
Tony Stark, the most narcissistic person on earth revels in his mega celebrity status as the crowd around him goes ape shit. But one should never judge a book by it's cover, Stark is slowly dying from the one thing keeping him alive, the Palladium reactor in his chest!
The US government who was one Stark Industries biggest and closest customers now supeona's Stark to hand over the Iron Man tech, but Stark refuses citing that other superpowers and weapons manufacturers like Stark Industries biggest rival Hammer Industries is decades behind the Iron Man tech. And ends the court hearing stating that the tech is his property.
As Starks' condition worsens and his blood toxicity rises he appoints Pepper Potts as CEO of Stark Industries and hires Natalie Rushman (Scarlette Johanssen) to fill Peppers prior position.



Iron Man 2 escalates the action, and doublesthe cast from the first Iron Man movie, Tony Stark finds himself fighting against a multitude of adversaries including himself...at times IM2 seems to be a little over frenetic but never faulters and never looses it's direction unlike Spiderman3.

B-