Movie Review: Iron Man 2 (2010)

Iron Man is back and is he spared from the sophomore jinx?

Iron Man 2 immediately follows the events in the first film and we see that Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) and his success as Iron Man is catching up with him.People who think Iron Man is a security threat, a new villain, and a personal battle put Tony Stark in a downward spiral that is probably taken from the script of Rocky 3. Thankfully, Iron Man eventually gets it right (like Rocky Balboa) and saves the day.

Unlike the first movie, I felt this sequel is not ought to amaze everyone, but more like to stabilize the film franchise. I have no doubt that the Iron Man franchise is secure (the effects and production values keep getting better), but the awesomeness factor slid a bit in the film. I felt that, despite the addition of great characters like Black Widow (Scarlett Johanssen) and War Machine (Don Cheadle).

Iron Man 2 is a solid summer movie that will be labeled as one of the summer's biggest blockbusters, but it took the safe route to forge the status of the film franchise.

Rating: 4/5