- Origin: 18/25
- Story: 17/25
- Camera/SFX: 25/25
- Performance: 22/25
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.
- Rated: PG-13 (Some violence, language and action)
- Genre: Action and Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction and Fantasy
- Directed by: Jon Favreau
- Written by: Justin Theroux
- Release date: 7th May, 2010 (Wide)
- Length: 124 minutes
- Studio: Paramount Pictures/ Marvel Studios
|Robert Downey Jr.||Tony Stark/ Iron Man|
|Gwyneth Paltrow||Pepper Potts|
|Don Cheadle||Lt. Col. James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes/ War Machine|
|Sam Rockwell||Justin Hammer|
|Scarlett Johansson||Natalie Rushman/ Natasha Romanoff|
|Mickey Rourke||Ivan Vanko/ Whiplash|
|Samuel L. Jackson||Nick Fury|
|Paul Bettany||JARVIS (Voice)|
|Clark Gregg||Agent Coulson|
|John Slattery||Howard Stark|
I liked the roster of characters they chose, it expanded the world and gave us more to enjoy. I loved the concept of Tony’s struggle with sharing his technology, I’m glad they took that route from the comics. Having such a responsibility on Tony’s shoulders means he will start to lose his mind if he doesn’t change, this is what the film does well to show. Even with all this, it seems that the villains in this story were missing something that the previous villains had. Their motives aren’t the best and the way they look isn’t that great either. Also, the making of the new element was a bit weird and you could tell they struggled to think of how to get round this one.
Bit of a jumbled story that was very predictive. In my opinion, it wasn’t as good as the first Iron Man film because it didn’t show us anything new from the first, it was thrilling at times, don’t get me wrong. I was probably more interested in Rhodes journey of becoming the war machine. I felt like they could have done something more with Justin Hammers story, it felt flat.
Like always they smash the effects and make it look so realistic. The final flying fight scene was my favourite because it had many twists and turns, having different ways of destroying the robots and dodging the missiles. Even the final fight with Whiplash had some good moments, the comedy with the lasers was great, it had thrilling moments but kept the marvel theme.
Robert is still on a high in this, having no problem playing the character… born for it. Shout out to Don Cheadle for stepping into the role of Rhodes, having such big shoes to fill from the first was hard, he mastered the character and made a great War Machine. Finally, Gwyneth Paltrow does a great job at keeping up with the men, she is a character that really stands out even with no super abilities. I felt there were a few dodgy choices and so it did effect the overall score.