Friday, September 2, 2011
Iron Man 2
anyway, this was a fun sequel. again, very predictable for the most part, and there were some disappointments to it, like never saying "Whiplash" or "The Radioactive Man" or even "The Black Widow". I think they said "War Machine" once. and really, was it too much to ask to see the Widow crawling on the ceiling or the walls?
and too dang many robots, it was hard to keep track of all of them.
however, having said all that, the performances were good, RDJ looked like he was having fun and Paltrow got a slightly bigger role. also fun to see Happy Hogan get some time. the music was very good as well, both the rock songs and the score. it was a surprise to see Garry Shandling there in the movie, but he plays smarmy so well.
thankfully it didn't quite seem like just an Avengers movie set up, though the final shot of Thor's hammer was... well, the hammer looked plastic. perhaps it was just my TV. and was that supposed to be Vibranium as the new power source?