Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Review: Movie - Iron Man 2
I'm really starting to get a complex...........maybe something is wrong with me. I haven't liked most of the books or movies that everyone else is going crazy for lately and Iron Man 2 is yet another example.
This movie had such a frenetic energy going on that I just wanted to yell at everyone to stop and shut up! Everyone seemed to be having at least three conversations at once or talked over each other. There were so many scenes of crowds cheering or yelling and they just served no purpose.
The exception to that rule for me were Pepper Potts & Tony Starke played by Gweneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr who have an amazing chemistry. I loved every scene that they were in together - even when they were talking right over each other.
Most people I've talked to liked the first one better but said this movie was a good no brainer explosion summer movie but I didn't think it did that very well either. There were a few scenes that didn't even make sense as to why they were in there. The last third of the movie picked up and came together a little bit.
I was afraid the villians were going to start taking over the franchise but no worries there. I'm not sure why they went out of their way to cast Scarlett Johansson and Mickey Rourke - they didn't use either actor very much and there is a point in the movie with ScarJo that had me laughing out loud. (If you've seen the movie - in the car when she changes - her before "in the car hair" and the "after hair" when she goes to kick butt!) I was unaware that you get new hair while putting on your superhero costume or she has amazing speed curling iron skills! She looked perfect while kicking ass and I mean perfect - it was weird...every kick ended in a strange little "look at me" pose.
I'll just say - go see it - you'll like it even though I didn't. I seem to have that kind of taste in movies....I usually like weird obscure movies that no one else likes and hate the ones everyone else loves....lol
BTW - For a second opinion - my husband (who loved the first one and is a big IM fan) thought it was boring.
Rating: We both give it 2.5 out of 4. Robert Downey Jr owns this role - just wish it was a smarter movie to go with the acting.