Friday, 20 April 2012

Review: Iron Man 2 (2010)

This film isn't without its share of problems as the second in the Iron Man series and it's placeholder as an Avengers semi-prequel but it is a lot more enjoyable on the second viewing than I had remembered it. I don't think the problem lies in the various juggling balls the film is trying to keep in the air just that it seems to have lost a bit of the fun whilst it's doing it. For a blockbuster this however continues to interestingly develop its characters whilst introducing new ones and keeping up its anti-corporate message from the first film. Special mention has to go to the villains of the piece with Sam Rockwell's skin crawling portrayal of Justin Hammer, a negative zone Tony Stark knock off and Mickey Rourke as Whiplash whose explosion into the series during the Grand Prix scene is a heart pounding experience and a sound design treat.


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