Monday, May 10, 2010

Iron Man 2

Ok, my first ever real review of a movies. I haven't updated for a while since I was waiting to review Iron Man 2!So this will be a first review in a LONG time. I used to review movies on my myspace(who uses that anymore?), but honestly, I wasn't too honest I gave everything a 7 out of 10 even when it sucked(Dead Mans Chest).I was just too nice.
So, here we go. Iron Man 2.
What a great way to start the summer movies season. Iron Man 2 was pure entertainment. Blockbuster that will no be nominated for anywards(well MTV awards maybe).No depth, no underlying message.Just pure entertainment.
Which is why this movie rocked.
You want a superhero movie with depth?Batman Begins or The Dark Knight are great for that. You want to have fun watching a movie?Laugh?Cheer?Then Iron Man 2 is the ticket for you.
This is the kind of movie I could watch again and again.And again.There is something about a movie that doesn't make you think, doesn't make you cry, feel guilty, or uncomfortable. Doesn't make you feel like you need to discuss it for hours after. Thats the beauty of this movie. This may sound like I am bashing it for being to "simple" but trust me this was just what the doctor ordered. I've seen a few previews for movies that I couldn't even finish. The American, Bright Star, Death and Cremation(mostly because that one scared the crap outta me). Sometimes you just want to watch a mindlessly entertaining movie. Iron Man 2 fits the bill.
There are mindless movies(GForce)that just aren't entertaining. But Iron Man 2 is done so well.
Starring Robert Downey Jr, Gweneth Paltrow, Sam Rockwell, Don Cheadle(who replaced Terrance Howard.why? My sources say its because he was to difficult to work with, and didn't want to take a pay cut)Mickey Rourke, Paul Bettany, and Scarlett Johansson.
Storyline: Ivan(Rourke)hates Tony Stark and wants to destroy him. Justin Hammer(Rockwell)is Tony's business rival that wants to get the edge on him. Thus the movt basic plotline without giving anything away. Bad guys:Hammer and Ivan. Good guys:Tony. Confusing: Rhodes.
The specail effects were tremendous, and the fight scences were really really cool. Usually my eyes glaze over and I go into sort of a trance until the fight scences are over, but these were really cool. The acting was great specailly by Downey Jr, who is great as narcisstic Stark(totally had to look the word up!). And I can even stand Paltrow in this movie. I am not the biggest fan of hers.
So basically ifyou liked the first one, you will like Iron Man 2. Tons of fun, great visuals. I really can't tell people to go see it unless they've seen the first one. If you don't like the first you won't like the second, cuz its basically the same. Awesome. Oh and stay for after the credits!

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