Friday, April 17, 2015

Iron Man 2 (2010)

I will review two Marvel Studios' movies I have not watched yet before Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here is the first review. First Iron Man movie was the one that made me stop collecting superhero movies and made me stop watching them at all. I don't remember it to be really bad. I just had enough with that movie. Lately I have been catching up. Iron Man 2 wasn't high on the list since first movie made me stop watching these movies.

Iron Man 2 is like other Iron Man movies, entertaining and filled with action but there is nothing beyond that. Marvel Cinematic Universe regulars as good as always. Justin Hammer and Senator Stern were too much of caricatures. That hurt the story because you could easily see where this was going. I didn't expect this to have ground breaking story but I wanted to have something unexpected like Iron Man 3 had. Those two characters were worst part of the movie.

Mickey Rourke's Ivan Vanko felt like he was from different movie. He was ultra serious and gritty when rest of the main cast was more or less funny guys. It felt like story required darker tone but someone didn't want to do darker movie. Tony dying and Ivan Vanko's story provided darkness. Ivan Vanko was like from that darker movie. Then they had him most of the time with clown like Justin Hammer.

Iron Man 2 started to introduce Marvel Cinematic Universe characters and teased with first Thor movie. Black Widow get most time of them. It made me wonder why we don't get Black Widow movie. She is great character and deserves her own movie. I probably would like Black Widow movie more than I like Iron Man movies. At least if it was done correctly. She is presented correctly in movies she is, so own movie would probably do that too.

I won't go deeper into the story. It is there to connect different scenes. Nobody likes Tony until he saves the day in the end. Iron Man 2 is two hours of entertainment and action but you should not expect anything more from it. Iron Man movies started Marvel Cinematic Universe. However I find other movies better. Iron Man movies tend to be too much about Robert Downey Jr and forget to have interesting story.

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