Iron Man II

I saw “Iron Man” a couple of years back. It was an okay movie. I didn’t love it or hate it. I was happy for the recovery of Robert Downey Jr., but the film did not thrill me the way it did many others.

When I saw commercials for Iron Man II, I felt bored. It looked like non-stop boring action. When you have (seemingly) hundreds of identical robots fighting against two other similar looking robots, how do you know who to cheer for? Who really cares if the “good” robots destroy 50 “bad” robots? Either you destroy all the “bad” robots or the 50 don’t matter.

I was all set to completely ignore this sequel when I read a review in a newspaper. The review praised the film for not having a lot of action and spending more time on plot than other superhero films. I decided to give it a try.

The review was wrong. The film was full of action. Too much action. The bad kind of silly action. It’s long. Over two hours long. (124 minutes.)

The plot was mostly to drive the action forward and wasn’t solid.

I give this film a 6 out of 10.


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