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View Poll Results: Grade Iron Man 2
Excellent 60 36.36%
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Average 29 17.58%
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Old May 13 2010, 11:15 PM   #271
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I rewatched the first movie today, it's obviously much better and I think the second movie just tried to cram in too much at once. Seemed like there was a lot going on in the second one.

The first one was much more straight forward and I liked all of the building scenes with Tony making and practicing in the suit, also liked Tony's interaction with Jarvis (the suit's/his lab's AI) and the prototype robot (the one he kept admonishing about the fire exstinguisher.)
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Old May 13 2010, 11:24 PM   #272
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I rewatched the first movie today, it's obviously much better and I think the second movie just tried to cram in too much at once. Seemed like there was a lot going on in the second one.
I, personally, am not getting this. There was a lot going on, sure, but too much? I didn't feel that at all. I thought it was perfect. It was less straight forward, slightly more cerebral and there were more threads going through, sure...but that's what I want in a sequel. Not once did I feel lost in any of it.
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Old May 13 2010, 11:39 PM   #273
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Also, thanks to the first movie's success and TIH doing alright at the Box office Marvel is more comfortable with building an interconnected universe for all their movies. IM2 being "stuffed" is just a result of them using it just as much for universe building for future movies as well as stories about Stark and co.
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Old May 14 2010, 12:27 AM   #274
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Thoroughly enjoyable, and a worthy successor to the first film. It picks up more or less where the last film left off, and explores one of the more interesting themes from the comic - what happens when you don't want a secret identity, when the whole world knows you're a masked (er, armored) hero? The cast is excellent and well used; Black Widow had little personality, but well, let's just say it was well cast. Don Cheadle does a good job with Rhody Rhodes, and does the "Tony, I'm your friend and you're fucking up" schtick a lot better than Howard ever did. Mickey Rourke continues to impress in his comeback, and Sam Rockwell is, as usual, hilarious.
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Old May 14 2010, 12:32 AM   #275
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^ I loved his sad little cha-cha-cha in the final presentation, the look on his face when his jokes fall flat. You can see him thinking, "Oh, come on--you eat it up when Stark does it."

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Old May 14 2010, 01:07 PM   #276
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Just blogged on Iron Man and it's safe to say that I enjoyed part 2 of the series. It's absolutely fascinating how it's now cool to be narcissistic. Other than that little problem, the movie works well on many levels. I recommend it to any fan of superheroes.
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Old May 14 2010, 09:09 PM   #277
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Surprised how many people actually loved this whole heartedly. Now, I didn't exactly hate it. But the entire movie did feel like it was stuck in some type of Act 1 quicksand, though.

The race track sequence and Robert Downey Jr. performance overall is what made this enjoyable for me. But if I were to grade it as a continuation to the first film or by itself, I think it is seriously lacking big time.
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Old May 14 2010, 09:13 PM   #278
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...if I were to grade it as a continuation to the first film or by itself, I think it is seriously lacking big time.
What exactly did it lack?
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Old May 14 2010, 09:18 PM   #279
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I thought that overall, the first movie was better with a tighter plot. However, a lot of that is being the function of an origin story. The 2nd was a lot of fun because it took the first movie's universe and decided to expand it greatly.

I am really liking Marvel's efforts and unless D.C. really starts to make more than one really good superhero film every 4 years, Make Mine Marvel.
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Old May 15 2010, 02:40 AM   #280
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BORING!!!!!!

What a snooze fest. Best part of the movie was the Johanssen fight scene. Other than that the movie was pretty damn dull.

I would also say that she didn't look all that hot in the movie either. Looked really average actually.
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Old May 15 2010, 03:00 AM   #281
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^WHAT?? Johanssen was totally hot. It's true they didn't show her in her sexiest light, but that's because she was more of a bad-ass than a sex-pot. Still, she showed plenty of curves in all the right places.
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Old May 15 2010, 03:53 AM   #282
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BORING!!!!!!

What a snooze fest. Best part of the movie was the Johanssen fight scene. Other than that the movie was pretty damn dull.

I would also say that she didn't look all that hot in the movie either. Looked really average actually.
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Old May 15 2010, 11:48 AM   #283
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BORING!!!!!!

What a snooze fest. Best part of the movie was the Johanssen fight scene. Other than that the movie was pretty damn dull.

I would also say that she didn't look all that hot in the movie either. Looked really average actually.
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Old May 15 2010, 12:57 PM   #284
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I agree it was boring. Not much action, not much humor, this movie looks and sounds like a downgrade version of the first one, which I went to watch 2 days later to check if I was dreaming or not. No, I wasn't.

The trailer pretty summed up the good parts of the movie. What's worse, the Potts & Stark scene on the plane didn't even make it in the final cut, a shame.

I liked the acting, Rourke did a pretty good job with what was given to him, but it was still not enough to save the movie.

Also I was disappointed they showed the suitcase in the trailer, they shouldn't have (or did they want to avoid geekgasms in the theaters?)
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Old May 15 2010, 01:15 PM   #285
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Also I was disappointed they showed the suitcase in the trailer, they shouldn't have
Abso-frappin-lutely! That would've been the best surprise!
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