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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 May 4 2010, 07:45 AM   #76
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Re: Iron Man 2 - Grading & Discussion Thread (spoilers guaranteed)

^ That's right! She shows Tony his badge after Happy jokes that he likes to see the badge.
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Old May 4 2010, 08:33 AM   #77
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Huh. Her IMDB page used to list her character as Bethany Cabe, now it just says "U.S Marshall" What a let-down. I know that Paltrow is the love interest, but was interested in how they would bring Cabe into the mix. I wonder why she was originally listed as an established character in the Iron Man lore and wound up being a bit-player?

ETA: Okey dokey, I found this article through Google that clears things up...

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansit.../news/?a=14152

I guess it took a while longer for the IMDB page to get updated, because it still had her billed as Cabe as recently as about a month ago.
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Old May 4 2010, 01:52 PM   #78
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I saw it tonight and would say it was very, very good.
If you enjoyed the first one it would be odd for this one not to be to your liking also.

I thought the big battle at the end was much better than the first movie's too.

I just don't want to see so much of Mickey Roarke's fingernails ever again.
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Old May 4 2010, 05:31 PM   #79
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Yeah I really liked that it didn't drag. It proved the point that together, War Machine and Iron Man make a helluva team.

Now I really want to see the Ex-Wife working!
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Old May 5 2010, 05:05 AM   #80
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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.
What do you mean encourage

Anyway the piracy isn't going to affect the US release since all foreign versions are dubbed and Americans hate reading subtitles .
Saw this and thought of our conversation here:

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/movi...h-pirates.html

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Old May 6 2010, 09:51 AM   #81
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I saw the film yesterday It was great and really kicked some serious ass
Heres some random commentary about the film by me:
  • First of all, the casting and acting was great. I was happy to see so many faces from returning from the first film. Im glad they gave the role of Rhodes to Don Cheadle. He was much better in the role.
  • There some great and witty dialogue, to all of the characters.
  • Almost everything was bigger, better and louder than in the first film.
  • Humour worked very well, and the jokes where well written and the humour didint seem forced nor stupid (Makers of Transformers 2, take notes!)
  • Action was wonderful and joy to watch...I mean in this film they kicked some serious ass. The special effects where mostly very well done and where there to support the action, rather than to rule the whole movie.
  • Im glad they gave Pepper some more screentime. The character nicely balances the Starks..er...eccentric tendencies. Other female roles wherent so memorable. Mainly hot babes A, B, C, D..and so on.
  • Scarlett was fine in her role, though she didint have much to do in the first half of the film, except to look good in tight skirts and dresses and play an assistant. But when her character went to the kick-ass mode, that was a sight to see..plus very cool. I hope the character gets the spin-off film they talked about at some point, or feature her in the third Iron Man, because her character needs to fleshed out more.
  • Villains where fine, though Vanko was bit one dimensional and his motives of revenge where bit too simple..albeit common in the comic book world. Rourke did good job in the role.
  • The music was fine, though I liked the score of the first film more. The songs featured however where well chosen.
In Overall the film was great, entertainin and fun comic book action movie. Its not maybe the best film ever made but its much better than, for exsample the Spider-Man trilogy.
So, I recommend you all go and see it
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Old May 6 2010, 11:37 AM   #82
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Jon Favreau: Ok everyone, in this movie I'm going to bring back Happy Hogan and will reprise the roll.

Everyone: Yay!

Jon: So, in one of my first scenes, Scarlett, you're going to kick my ass in a boxing ring.

Scarlett: Is that really necessairy?

Jon: Yes. Yes it is.
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Old May 6 2010, 12:16 PM   #83
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Jon Favreau: Ok everyone, in this movie I'm going to bring back Happy Hogan and will reprise the roll.

Everyone: Yay!

Jon: So, in one of my first scenes, Scarlett, you're going to kick my ass in a boxing ring.

Scarlett: Is that really necessairy?

Jon: Yes. Yes it is.
That's not even half of what Scarlett gets to "show" Favreau in the film.
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Old May 6 2010, 03:19 PM   #84
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I voted 'Above Average' but it was just above average. Quite disappointing.

The original was funny, witty, punchy and fast moving. This one started well but lost its way soon after Rourke escaped from prison, not picking up again until very near the end. Justin Theroux's screenplay was all over the place; who thought that the scene were Tony and Rhodey destroyed Tony's house was actually funny? Not me.

Samuel L Jackson was playing Sam Jackson, not Nick Fury; he was playing for laughs, not as a badass. And Sam Rockwell gave perhaps the first performance of his career that didn't have me wondering why he isn't a bigger star. IM was sidelined for much of the movie and Mickey Rourke spent most of his time soldering and tinkering. I was heartily sick of the Stark Expo by the end and Danko was disposed of much too quickly in the end.

And what happened to the AC/DC soundtrack? Two f*cking songs?!

This felt more like the typical muddled 3rd movie (X3, Spider-man 3, Blade Trinity) than the usual triumphant 2nd one (X2, The Dark Knight, Spider-man 2, Blade 2 etc). Some highlights made up for it, such as the IM-War Machine-Drones showdown, Scarlett in that outfit and the fight at Monaco, but all in all, not what I was hoping for.
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Old May 6 2010, 03:36 PM   #85
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I have to agree with Captaindemotion. Iron Man 2 felt like it was trying to coast on what made the first film successful but without any of the panache or narrative drive, and thusly as a result felt listless, unoriginal and borderline unmemorable.

Seriously, compared to The Dark Knight, X2, etc., Iron Man 2 was a serious disappointment and honestly didn't even really feel like it belonged, or had any reasoning to exist, besides the fact that there just HAD to be a sequel.

I mean, don't get me wrong, the film has a lot of redeeming qualities, which makes it so frustrating because there are a lot of exciting, interesting elements at play, but while they work individually they hardly make up a satisfying whole.
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Old May 6 2010, 03:57 PM   #86
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^ Yeah. I just can't believe that the people who made the first one work so well, sat down, read Theroux's script and said 'Yes, this works, this moves our story along, these sequences compare well with the original.' Didn't any of them think while they were making it that this movie just plodded along for almost half its duration?
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Old May 6 2010, 04:10 PM   #87
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who thought that the scene were Tony and Rhodey destroyed Tony's house was actually funny? Not me.
That was meant to be played for laughs?
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Old May 6 2010, 05:06 PM   #88
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Saw this at the IMAX last week. The sheer visual spectacle might have swayed my opinion but I'll give it an Above Average.
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Old May 6 2010, 05:52 PM   #89
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who thought that the scene were Tony and Rhodey destroyed Tony's house was actually funny? Not me.
That was meant to be played for laughs?
No. It was one of many scenes that showed Tony spiralling into depression because he was dieing.

Why anyone would think it was meant to be played for laughs I dont know.
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Samuel L Jackson was playing Sam Jackson, not Nick Fury; he was playing for laughs, not as a badass.
To be honest, Marvel used his likeness to portray Fury as Sam Jackson.

I was heartily sick of the Stark Expo by the end and Danko was disposed of much too quickly in the end.
Ahem, Ivan Danko is... someone else!

And what happened to the AC/DC soundtrack? Two f*cking songs?!
Amen, brother!
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