- Scarlett Johansson's fight scenes.
- Exchange between Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man)
- Iron man in his birthday party.
- The scenery and the Iron Man vs Mickey Rourke at the F1 track in Moracco.
- Mickey Rourke's makeup.
- Robert Downey Jr. 's CG scenes of doing research.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Iron Man 2
Just came back from seeing Iron Man 2 with my wife. For her, as usual, it is not her cup of tea, but hey, what the heck? I like it. She didn't hate it, but just not a story that she would understand why this is fighting with that, etc. Anyway....
I think this sequel is decent. Not taking the who story to another noch, but certainly not a let down while you are looking at it as a continuity from the first movie.
Let's get the 'so-so' part out first. Story itself is very plain and simple, nothing extremely dramatic has happened. Hero is not gonna die, how a father care of his son through time is touched upon, but not sentimental. Love affair between male and female leads doesn't matter much. Good guys and bad guys are quite one dimensional.
So what're the good sides? Special effect still good, nothing very surprising for a A-list production. The fights are ok, could be a bit more exciting. The really bright spots of the movie are:
Anyway, I enjoy the movie as a popcorn flick and nothing more or less. By the way, the last scene after the rundown about Thor's hammer is disappointing. It is just a damn hammer! Instead, I found the Captain America 's broken shield is more entertaining. Anyway, the whole thing about Avenger and the S.H.I.E.L.D set up are embedded in the movie. So, stay tune for more in other upcoming Marvel Comic movies, and let's see when will Avengers be really made!