Iron Man 2 movie review - Aussieboyreviews


If you really enjoyed the first Iron Man, it might not be as enjoyable, but it’s definitely worth your time and money. The problem with Iron Man 2 is how much of a clichéd superhero action movie it is.


With the entire world conscious of him being the one behind the suit of Iron Man, billionaire engineer Tony Stark must face pressure under the government to share his technology with the world, all while battling against a vengeful and highly powerful new enemy.

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Movie details

Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson
Writer: Justin Theroux
Release Date (Australia): 29 April 2010
Runtime: 124 minutes/2h 4m
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Language: English, French, Russian

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (M)

The film contains science fiction themes, including battle sequences between humans and robots, as well as the use of fantasy weapons throughout.

Violence (M)

The film contains sequences of moderate science fiction violence involving people and robots, including scenes scenes of hand-to-hand combat, shootings, explosions, depictions of people hanging and a man’s neck being broken.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film features two bleeped uses of coarse language, as well as use of the words “s**t”, “ass” and “bitches”.

Sex (PG)

The film features sexual innuendo and multiple verbal references to prostitution and “getting laid”.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

This sci-fi action sequel with big effects, armour and weaponry is worth the time and money of someone who absolutely loved the first Iron Man movie, but this movie doesn’t have any brighter or better ideas than the first. There’s lots of things in this movie that are top-notch, including the occasional amount of humour, the action, villains, heroes and thematic ideas throughout. But just don’t expect it to beat the first film, which was very enjoyable.

Iron Man 2 succeeds in some of the most important things that superhero action and sci-fi movies truly need, beginning in a very promising an entertaining first act that settles us into the plot, which is Tony Stark facing pressure by the government to share his weapons with the world while battling a new enemy, Whiplash, played by Mickey Rourke. The antagonist of the film is honestly very good, with his motive being extremely appealing as he is trying to defeat Iron Man to prove that the hero’s armour and weapons can be destroyed.

The action sequences, especially the prolonged one during the last act, are very well-done, with multiple special effects and stylish moves portrayed by characters. Most people who don’t enjoy the Marvel movies or sci-fi superhero action flicks will find that this movie simply isn’t their taste when it comes to the genre, which some will have adored the first Iron Man. Unfortunately for some, this sequel is messy and boring, with unnecessary moments and the pacing becoming flat before the climax.

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