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Old 05-18-2010, 10:00 PM
BartonFink's Iron Man 2 review or what Rant cant rant

It is accepted in this world that sequels are rarely as good as the original, and if they are, something went wrong. With the exception, of course, of the entire Pink Panther series, where the character and the humor only grew the more it advanced away from David Niven.

Iron Man 2 is that rare exception, where nothing went wrong, the sequel was not as good as the original, and it was still a just slightly less than great movie. We do not learn much more about why so many people around Tony Stark either really, really hate him, or really sort of love him, Nor do we get deep, meaningful answers to burning questions like ‘what was Tony Stark’s relationship with his mother? Why is he afraid of women? Or why does Pepper Potts always dress like a 1970’s high classed hooker?

But we get a little insight into the relationships between the main characters, some very tense moments with incredible special effects and the introduction of Hollywood’s latest bad boy turned rave, Mickey Rourke. The boxer turned actor turned boxer reprises some incredible character aspects he first brought to the table as an American Indian assassin in Killshot, perfected in The Wrestler and reanimated here in a somewhat humorous twist on the role of the anti-superhero. [It was refreshing not to have the dialogue scene where the strutting, arrogant anti-superhero monologues a justification for his crimes.]

Scarlett Johansen adds a more than a few interesting wrinkles and a few more awfully good scenes in what has to be one of the more enigmatic characters introduced by Hollywood in recent years, but she pales in comparison to Gwyneth Paltrow and the innocent chemistry she brings out in her scenes with Robert Downey Jr.
I know, it’s trendy and popular to knock holes in blockbuster sequels that are going to make zillions anyway. It was great entertainment, a well told story with all the trimmings.

As super hero tales go, it’s a pretty good one. Not as deep or as dark as any of the most recent Bat Man issues, more challenging and intellectual than any Superman issues, and, well, forgive me for kicking dead horses, but better in all aspect than The Hulk, but then so was my last cell phone video which was a complete accident.

Unlike the far less popular Killshot, though, you won’t be pondering any deep questions about the characters the next day
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:04 AM
Originally Posted by BartonFink View Post
Or why does Pepper Potts always dress like a 1970’s high classed hooker?

You're a sick fuck, Fink.
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