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View Poll Results: Grade Iron Man 2
Excellent 60 36.36%
Above Average 67 40.61%
Average 29 17.58%
Below Average 6 3.64%
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Old April 30 2010, 03:51 AM   #16
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... Why?
Europe is better than America? I dunno.
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Old April 30 2010, 04:59 AM   #17
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I take it you guys saw at a pre-screening or something? Because it doesn't come out for another week.
It's already out in Europe.
And Australia too. And most of the world too.
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Old April 30 2010, 06:05 AM   #18
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Tru dat!
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Old April 30 2010, 06:10 AM   #19
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Old April 30 2010, 06:21 AM   #20
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So I take the Concord to Europe, see it a couple of times, then Head back in time for work!
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Old April 30 2010, 11:27 AM   #21
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The Concorde has been out of service for years.

Strange that this movie is released in Europe before in America, given that it's an American movie, featuring American actors and based on an American comic book chatacter.

Seriously, what kind of crap is that?
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Old April 30 2010, 11:57 AM   #22
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I take it you guys saw at a pre-screening or something? Because it doesn't come out for another week.
It's already out in Europe.
And Australia too. And most of the world too.

Yep, saw it yesterday night in Argentina.
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Old April 30 2010, 12:36 PM   #23
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I thought it was very enjoyable, the casting was superb. Rourke and Rockwell were great, especially the latter. Cheadle's presence didn't take me out of the movie at all, the re-cast wasn't a big deal for me and I thought he did a good job. However if one watches the films back to back...might be an issue but oh well. War Machine was awesome!

Loved the references to the Marvel Universe, ScarJo was great and had some funny moments with Favreau. Good to see Nick Fury more, and the use of the shield was

I thought the final battle with Whiplash was maybe a bit abrupt, but that's really the only complaint. I didn't catch any references to the Mandarin this time either.

I'm glad the sequel kept the same tone as the first film, it's nice to have a superhero movie that's a fun romp and not all brooding (not that I don't like the brooding but it's nice to have something different).

And with the scene after the end-credits...well I can't wait until the release of the other Marvel movies. But with regards to the extra scene the question is how did he get there, and I suppose what state is he in?
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Old April 30 2010, 12:49 PM   #24
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It was cool. Good to see Rourke in pretty reasonable form.

ScarJo's arse should have had a credit.

7/10.
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Old April 30 2010, 01:49 PM   #25
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I saw it yesterday afternoon. I'm not one to write big reviews so I'll keep it brief.
Yeah, it was good. But certainly nothing overly amazing at all. Whereas the characters really buzzed in the first film, here they just seem kinda flat.
The fight scenes were awesome, notably the Monaco Grand Prix scene and the final battle of Iron Man & War Machine vs Micky Rourke, but the latter of which was over way too quickly IMO.
Plus it felt like a total retread of the first movie's climax; Iron Man vs a bad guy in a bigger metal robo suit.
I could also have done with a little more Iron Man in the movie, not that I don't enjoy Tony Stark, but he only properly puts the suit on and kicks ass twice in the whole film.

I was tempted to go for 'Average' but I'll rise it to 'Above Average' just for Scarlett Johanson alone. Everytime she was on screen I couldn't help uttering this kind of gutteral moan. mmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Old April 30 2010, 02:53 PM   #26
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Strange that this movie is released in Europe before in America, given that it's an American movie, featuring American actors and based on an American comic book chatacter.

Seriously, what kind of crap is that?
It's actually being released in North America last.

And to think somebody was mocking me the other day when I said foreign box office was now more important than domestic.
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Old April 30 2010, 04:46 PM   #27
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First off, some spoilers ahead.

Sadly, I found it quite disappointing. I love the first movie, it showed such love for the characters and had a real sense of fun. This one though felt as though they were on autopilot. Sure, the cast are good and they each have moments when they shine (love Sam Rockwell!!) but the second half of the movie especially felt rushed, with no real sense of threat from the baddies (who are taken out far too easily).
Scarlett looks fantastic but would the story have suffered if she hadn't been there? The drunken Iron Man party scene was embarrasing. It reminded me of the dancing Peter Parker in Spidey 3.
The final battle at Expo might as well have been from Transformers. Next time, who ever directs it, please have something other than Iron Man vs. Baddie in big armour suit. It's boring already. Surely there's more to IM than that.
What did I like? Well, as I said the cast are great and some of the dialogue was very sharp. The Monaco scene was fantastic as were the nods to Cap America and Thor.
All in all though, while entertaining enough, it was a big drop off from the charm, excitment and fun of the first one. I think it needs a touch of darkness. Not 'Dark Knight' dark but we need to see Tony deal with problems in a human way, not just with tech. The blood disease stuff in this makes me doubt if they'll go back to deal with the alcohol problem from the comics and deal with it in an adult way. The Tony Stark of these movies could never, as the film in fairness says, lead the Avengers. Time for him and the films, to mature into something tougher and more substantial.
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Old April 30 2010, 06:23 PM   #28
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Strange that this movie is released in Europe before in America, given that it's an American movie, featuring American actors and based on an American comic book chatacter.

Seriously, what kind of crap is that?
It's actually being released in North America last.

And to think somebody was mocking me the other day when I said foreign box office was now more important than domestic.
The reason I've seen given for this is that they are opening it a week earlier outside the US because of the Word Cup that starts June 11.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...9290a88d360d0e
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Old April 30 2010, 06:27 PM   #29
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Strange that this movie is released in Europe before in America, given that it's an American movie, featuring American actors and based on an American comic book chatacter.

Seriously, what kind of crap is that?
It's actually being released in North America last.

And to think somebody was mocking me the other day when I said foreign box office was now more important than domestic.
The reason I've seen given for this is that they are opening it a week earlier outside the US because of the Word Cup that starts June 11.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...9290a88d360d0e
But that's not for another month.

What's coming out in America Today? Furry Vengence? Uh, yeah like I'm going to see that. I think it should have been released all over on the same day.
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Old April 30 2010, 08:09 PM   #30
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Re: Iron Man 2 - Grading & Discussion Thread (spoilers guaranteed)

What is the point of staggered releases in the first place? Putting a film out there but limiting the areas which can go see it the legal way--particularly with blockbusters like this--seems like it would encourage piracy.

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