Title: Iron Man 2
Length: 124 minutes
Director: Jon Favreau
Writer: Justin Theroux, based on characters by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber & Jack Kirby
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke
Music: John Debney (and non-original music)
Oscars: nomination for Best Visual Effects
Synopsis: Iron Man tries to keep his suit’s technology to himself
How I saw it: in the theater, yesterday
Special effects/design: Good.
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay). The action is terrible, and the plot is basically just an excuse for the action. Despite that, there’s not actually much fighting, which is a good thing. Still, the plot is completely uninteresting, and anything that’s good about the movie was much better in the first one. It’s implied that in the period between the two movies, Iron Man did a lot of saving the day, maybe even some superhero-ing. Why can’t we see that movie?
Objective Rating: 2.0/4 (Indifferent).