Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Iron Man 2

Can a movie give you a headache?

I walked out of Iron Man 2 with a splitting headache.

There's an interesting story buried in the noise of Iron Man 2, about three men, one good, one ugly, and one bad: a rapidly deteriorating Tony Stark (an excellent Robert Downey Jr) haunted by his dead father; brilliant badguy Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke in tattoos and wild hair) out to avenge his dead father; and slimey competitor Justin Hammer (well played by Sam Rockwell).

But the story gets lost in the noise. There is a lot of action in this sequel. Probably too much action. It drowns out the characters and the relationships.

Did the movie give me the headache? Maybe it was the Diet Coke and Raisinets?

Posted by Terrence Seamon, May 11, 2010

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