So, I am well aware I am slightly behind the bandwagon here but I just moved and had to do a little remodeling first, so cut me some slack.

I was thoroughly pleased with this installment of the Iron Man series. The movie provided just the right balance of plot, cheesy one-liners, and ass kicking I enjoy in a film. Robert Downey Jr does an excellent job playing the narcissistic but lovable Tony Stark. Scarlet Johannesen shocked the hell out of me with her ass kicking skills, though her character did come across a little flat. Samuel Jackson is Nick Fury. No he IS Nick Fury. Samuel Jackson is whatever the hell he wants to be. You got a problem with that?

I digress.

The effects and action sequences were stupendous. Outrageous enough to be unique, but not so overdone or poorly done for me to scream foul. Of course, you really have to do something ridiculous and crappy for me to get upset. My standards are low. If there are explosions and fighting, I’m usually happy.

Now, as a comic book fanatic can I say how freaking excited I am about the Thor reference at the end! I had to explain it to everyone who was with me of course, but I can’t wait. I also had to do my Adventures in Babysitting reenactment of the scene in the garage. Again, no one knew what I was talking about.

Overall–Iron Man 2 gets two fully functioning opposing appendages in their full and upright positions. I will be buying it when it comes out on video. Here’s a little trailer for the road.

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