Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2

Jon Favreau (2010)

119min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
There's plenty going on in returning director Jon Favreau's sequel to the smash-hit original, though it does feel like rather overfamiliar territory. Departing from the character's Marvel comic storylines, screenwriter Justin Theroux has Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr, good as ever) struggling with superhero fame, shattered relationships, governmental pressure and a debilitating form of blood poisoning. Meanwhile, Russian inventor Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) creates his own deadly suit and weapons manufacturer Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) provides him with the resources to smash Stark's vision of privatised world peace. It may lack the fresh irreverence and excitement of the first adventure, but there are noteworthy set pieces. Vanko makes a dramatic appearance at the Monaco Grand Prix and the finale sees a spectacular face-off at Stark Expo, where a chromium-suited James Rhodes (Don Cheadle taking over from Terrence Howard) joins in the deluxe CGI mayhem.

Summary

Tycoon-turned-superhero Tony Stark confronts a fearsome new foe in a Russian scientist using his own deadly hi-tech weapons to seek revenge. He also faces a struggle to keep his secrets out of the hands of both the government and an amoral rival, and discovers the armour he developed to fight evil is slowly killing him. Action adventure sequel, with Robert Downey Jr, Mickey Rourke and Don Cheadle.

Cast & Crew

Tony Stark Robert Downey Jr
Ivan Vanko Mickey Rourke
Col James Rhodes Don Cheadle
Pepper Potts Gwyneth Paltrow
Natasha Romanoff Scarlett Johansson
Justin Hammer Sam Rockwell
Nick Fury Samuel L Jackson
Happy Hogan Jon Favreau
Director Jon Favreau
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: ParamountGuidance: May be edited for violence and language.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 30 Apr 2010
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