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Release Date: 30th April, 2010
AC/DC’s new album has just hit number one in the UK as the official soundtrack to the sequel. It is more than clear that there is a lot of hype surrounding this film; yes my friends Iron Man 2 has landed.
The story revolves around Tony Stark (Iron Man) as we see his suit is slowly failing to protect his heart, on top of this problem he has to worry about a new evil “Whiplash” who’s seeking revenge after what the Stark industry did to his family. We also experience another threat “Justin Hammer” who wants Stark to hand his suit over to the government so that they can use it in the military, Hammer will do just about anything to get his hands on it and even recruits Whiplash to help. Basically Stark is still very busy.
There is literally too much happening in this film to take in, but for once that is a good idea, accompanying the plot is the CGI effects which will absolutely blow you away, and also happily prove that you still don’t need 3D to make it in the movie industry.
It is comforting to know that the director of the first one is behind the sequel, not only does Jon Favreau direct it, he stars in it, and that is always a sign of confidence in a project, we‘ve seen many directors fail to produce a worthy sequel, but Jon proves that it is possible to create something just as good, or even better than its predecessor.
World Famous Robert Downey Jr. is right on form just as he was in the first one, he portrays the big headed ego of Tony Stark perfectly. Mickey Rourke plays Whiplash just as good, when he unleashes his powers at the Monaco race track some of you may find yourself slightly taken back at just how brilliant he is in this role.
The Avengers will be hitting our screens in 2012, why am I mentioning this in an Iron Man 2 review? well this film will feature a whole bunch of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America and many more all fighting alongside each other, and the exciting prospect about Iron Man 2 is you can already see their team leader Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) recruiting Stark, so keep your eyes peeled.
All that is left to say is bring on Iron Man 3, as this is an instant classic.