Thursday, May 20, 2010

"Iron Man 2"

Previews: The A-Team, The Expendables, Sex and the City 2, Inception

Not much to say about "Iron Man 2." I thought it was fun, but certainly not deep. RDJ was great, as always - he's also pretty good at acting opposite nothing, which makes those scenes in which he's sitting in a chair staring at stuff that's animated later more believable.

Some of the camera work got my vertigo going, though.


  1. Anonymous12:17 AM

    I enjoyed the complexities of our hero in the first movie and am saddened that has been compromised, for whatever reason, in the sequel. To me that is what made the first movie so cool. While your ho-hum-ness rating is appreciated, it leaves me wondering. Would you say wait for it on DVD/Blu Ray, or is this is something , if you know you are going to see, then see it on the big screen, solely for the action scenes alone? Thanx for the review, they are always outstanding! One more thing, am I using too many commas??

  2. I would argue that, while there is some complexity to the character, it's largely created by a plot device rather than integral to the character himself. Maybe that's to be expected in a sequel; Tony is in a very different place, and pretty much has everything he could want at the beginning, so the plot needs to take that away.

    Anyway - if you're all about the fight sequences, you'll probably enjoy watching it on the big screen. I'm not ... and so probably would have been just as happy seeing it on disc.