ROAD TO INFINITY WAR:
As each day passes, we inch closer and closer to Avengers: Infinity War. While we wait for Thanos to collect his Infinity Stones, I’ve dug up this Infinity gem of a film review. This time it’s on…
It’s been a while since the last review, so I’m a little rusty. The same can be said about Iron Man 2. Don’t get me wrong; it’s still a good movie. But the chinks in the armour are starting to show.
We begin where the other left off. Robert Downey Jr. returns to form as Tony Stark, the billionaire/superhero with a heart of gold… or is it iron? Unlike his peers, Tony has revealed his secret identity publicly and the consequences start to pile up…
For starters; the government want Tony to hand over the suit as a matter of public safety. Don’t expect a serious meditation on ethical governance; this is as light hearted as they come and never makes the mistake of taking itself too seriously.
Tony gains a formidable villain in Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) a brilliant physicist with a fetish for whips… hmmm. Add to the mix a sultry Russian spy (who cares what her name in the film is Scarlett Johansson) and Don Cheade replacing Terence Howard’s role in the last film.
I wonder how he feels being the guy Hollywood turns to for a replacement black guy!
The film struggles to keep up with the ever-growing list of villains/allies and sort of gets muddled in the middle. However, it’s the injection of humour in the most surprising moments that save this film from the scrapheap. It makes for an okay sequel, carried over by the impossible charisma that is Downey.
3.5 out of 5 stars
Thanks for reading. If you enjoyed that you might want to read my review of the first Iron Man movie here…