Movie Review: Iron Man 2

The great Robert McKee says that you can tell within the first ten minutes of a film whether you will like it overall.  That was certainly the case with Iron Man 2. Before you read further, please be aware that you don’t have to worry about me revealing plot details, because there simply isn’t a plot.  Here’s the “story” in a nutshell: Robert Downey Jr. is an ego-maniac that women want to sleep with, and a certain disturbing looking individual hopes to kill. Why? Who knows. Perhaps you should go see the movie and alert me if I missed something.  I also finally understand why there were so many rumors about a Gwyneth Paltrow/Scarlett Johansson feud.  If I were Gwyneth, I would be infuriated by Johansson’s character.  There is absolutely no reason for her existence, other than to be a hot chick that draws men to the theater.  In fact, for mostly all of the film, she stands next to Gwyneth Paltrow and caters to Tony Stark, which pretty much invalidates the purpose of Paltrow’s character.  I really did hope this film would be good.  I loved the original, and was very excited for the follow-up.  But as my brother pointed out, sequels that are released so close to the original film, are usually terrible.  They are too rushed to be of high quality.  I would still encourage you to see the film though – Robert Downey Jr. sure is yummy to look at.

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