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The world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts, and James "Rhodey" Rhodes at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces.
Action Sci-Fi - This sequel offers more of what made the 2008 a big hit: action,
effects, and a fair amount of humor, not to mention Robert Downey
Some may be disappointed by the downplayed romantic angle between
and Gwyneth Paltrow this time out, not to mention Terrence Howard
will be disappointed that he's replaced here by Don Cheadle. Some
language and violence make the film inappropriate for very young
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good As was the case with Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. owns the film. His innate charisma, his ability to deliver cutting lines of dialogue with the perfect inflection, and his capacity to overcome narrative shortcomings are reasons why Iron Man 2 works better than one might suspect.
Roger EbertFull Review Good "Iron Man 2" is a polished, high-ozone sequel, not as good as the original but building once again on a quirky performance by Robert Downey Jr.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average The good news is that Iron Man is back. The bad news is that he brought lots of company.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 218 moviegoers:
FANTASTIC REVIEWS! All ages, both males and females, LOVED "IRON MAN 2." Most rated it extremely high with only a small percentage rating it as low as "Good/Average." "Iron Man 2" is most definitely a "MUST SEE MOVIE and I would highly recommend that you see it on the big screen.
Now that the world knows that billionaire industrialist
Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is Iron Man, Tony seeks to
underscore the benefits of the Iron Man suit by re-launching
his late father's extravagant Stark Expo, a showcase for the
humanitarian innovations inspired by its technology. As the
U.S. government insists that Tony turn the revolutionary
weapon over to the military, Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke), a
mysterious figure from the Stark family's past, sets out to
destroy Tony by revealing his own devastating weapon based on
Overwhelmed on all fronts, while also facing his own
personal demons, Tony must finally call on his allies - old
and new - to help him confront the gathering forces that
threaten to destroy him and all of mankind.