So, I know that I started my Summer Blockbuster List a little late and I forgot to include Iron Man 2. Well, I will now correct my mistake and give you my official review!
I heart Robert Downey Jr. I think he's absolutely spectacular. He played his part just as well as he did in the first Iron Man movie. I liked Don Cheadle as well, even though I usually hate when they replace actors playing the same character, but he made it his own and I really enjoyed him in this movie. I'm not a huge fan of Gwenneth Paltrow, but I like Pepper's character and the banter between her and Tony. RDJ and Paltrow have really nice chemistry. I downright dislike Scarlett Johansson, but her character in this movie was pretty bad-A. Though, honestly I can't give credit for her character being bad-A to her, I give it more to her stunt man. :) I'm glad they gave Sam Jackson a little more of a role in this, I like him. And he's in every other movie in the universe, why not this one! Sam Rockwell was hilarious. I especially love the orange palms that he had due to his excessive use of tanning lotion. Last but not least I'll mention Mickey Rourke. He's creepy and that allowed for a great villain. I thought he played the part well.
All in all the acting was superb with this all-star cast.
I really enjoyed this movie. I enjoyed it so much that I saw it twice! I thought the action sequences were fantastic. The birthday party scene was just a tad overdone though. A lot of people have complained about what a jerk Tony Stark was. Here's the thing. I contribute this (and maybe justify it a little, though I shouldn't) to the fact that he was going through a particular "crisis." I won't say what, just in case you haven't seen the film yet. I also contribute this to the fact that when people make sequels, they tend to take the things people liked in the first movie and times them by ten. He WAS a jerk in the first movie too, although Ken will argue otherwise. So of course he's going to be an even bigger jerk in the second movie, because that's what people LIKED about the first one, his rude, sarcastic personality!
One of my only qualms was that it was too long. They could have trimmed almost twenty minutes outta that movie, and it would have been even better.
Favorite Scene: Tony Stark discovering a new molecule. It rocked my socks.
All in all, I give this movie a solid 8 out of 10.
Next up: My review of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Until then, Peace!