Saturday, May 15, 2010


By D.E.Levine

Director: Jon Favreau
Writer: Justin Theroux (screenplay); Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby (comic book)
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson et al.
Producer: Kevin Feige
Executive Producers: Louis D'Esposito, Susan Downey, Jon Favreau, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Dsvid Maisel and Denis L. Stewart
Original Music: John Debney
Running Time: 125 Minutes
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Genre: Action

The first Iron Man film was better. It's not that this one isn't good. It's good and it's exciting. There are some fabulous CGI effects and it should make a lot of money.

However, in the initial Iron Man had several well developed characters that you could follow.

In Iron Man 2, Tony Stark is facing his demise unless he finds a new element capable of powering the suit which is integrated with his physical system.

As exciting as this film is it lacks imagination and depth because the political overtones have either been toned down or removed entirely.

While it's a given that this film will be a blockbuster simply because of the CGI effects which make Forest Hills and the battle against the bad guys look spectacular, it's clear by the introduction of certain new characters that the film is paving the way for the third film.