Iron Man 2 Movie Review

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One Sentence: Good, but no Iron Man.

Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 124 Minutes

Release Date: 07-May-2010

Nudity: None

There are some big ass metal shoes to fill with the sequel to Iron Man.  Some Marvel movies have created some better than the first sequels, Spider-Man and X-men both come to mind that had better part 2's than the originals.  Iron Man 2 had something going for it, that those movies didn't.  Robert Downey Jr. who was amazing as Tony Stark in the first Iron Man.  So it seems like a simple home run.  Get an awesome villain, extend the story a little bit, and throw in War Machine and you have another hit.  Well that was the plan.

I am not saying that Iron Man 2 was a bad movie, but I am saying that there seemed to be a little too much of everything and not enough of any one thing.  The movie felt like it had too much action, too much story, too much back story, too much villain and not the good one, too much Pepper Pots, and not enough Scarlet Johansson.  I can't really point to any one thing that was bad, it just was a lesser sequel that didn't do any one thing especially well.  I take that back, Mickey Rourke I think was excellent, but I could of had a bit more of him.  Leaving the movie I just felt like I was wanting something a little more satisfying, in one way or another.  

Nothing I say here is going to change your mind about if you are going to see this movie, so I will just say, make sure you stay past the credits, as there is a little scene.  Otherwise, let me know what you thought about Iron Man 2.  Have fun in the theater this weekend with it. 

3 Stars 

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