Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2

DVD - 2010
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Now that the world knows billionaire inventor Tony Stark as the armored superhero Iron Man, his life has suddenly become even more intense. Everyone wants in on the Iron Man technology, whether for power or profit, but for Ivan Vanko, it's revenge. With Pepper Potts and James 'Rhodey' Rhodes at his side, Stark must once again suit up and face his most dangerous enemy yet. Includes filmmaker commentary.
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Marvel, c2010
Branch Call Number: IRO
Characteristics: 1 dvd (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm
Alternative Title: Iron Man (Motion picture)

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green_cat_3454
Jul 14, 2018

I personally think its better than the first. Whiplash has the potential to be the best villain. My favorite villains are Killmonger, Loki, and the Winter Soldier.

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Yavin
Jun 01, 2018

A good film and the third in the MCU. It's fun, with good action and good characters. I really don't get why people say it's bad. If anything, it's about on par with Iron Man 1. Still, definitely worth the watch.

oatmeal_crispy May 22, 2018

Or the one where Tony Stark gets his mojo back.
 All Iron Man films, and arguably all Avengers films, concern the trials and tribulations of the franchise character of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).
 After the US Congress demanded that Stark give up his Iron Man technology... After being attacked by an enemy created by his father… And while dying from the same thing that has kept him alive, Stark has chosen to recklessly waste away his remaining days at the very moment that the world needed him. But with a little help from his friends, Iron Man saved the day.
 [Iron Man 2] was a good, solid, and funny film. It was one of the best of the early MCU films and it featured one of the best superhero battles, ever, even eight-years on.
 The writing was improved, especially the banter, and the tension was tightened. Sure, it sought to up the ante with two villains instead of one, Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) and silly Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell), who were sadly only vehicles towards the greatness of the protagonist, Tony Stark.
 Yes, [Iron Man 2] was formulaic, despite some emotional-psychological asides, but it was an enjoyable, tried and tested formula, nonetheless. Oh yeah, the score is almost non-existent. Fortunately, there was AC/DC.
 And despite [The Incredible Hulk], [Iron Man 2] proved that the MCU was not a fluke or a pipedream. The film introduced the first MCU superhero team up and it was cool. As the film introduced the Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), War Machine (Don Cheadle), along with SHIELD as we know it, it was the herald of [The Avengers].
 Now, the following are scientifically irrefutable reasons why [Iron Man 2] is superior to [Iron Man 3]:
 * It doesn’t retread old ground with regards to Stark’s psychological state
 * A better final battle
 * Scarlett Johansson
 
MCU Cast Changes: Don Cheadle as James Rhodes
 
MCU Minor Cast Additions: Garry Shandling as Senator Stern, John Slattery (from Mad Men) as the older Howard Stark
 
MCU Inconsistencies:
 * A new element called “vibranium”
 
Things Being Repeated:
* Stan Lee cameos
* Iron Man suiting up
* Dramatic opening of a plane’s loading ramp
* Stingers
 
Things to be Repeated:
* NYC’s World Fair Grounds
* AC/DC
* a shield
 
Marvel Moments of Cool:
 #5 - “I have successfully privatized world peace.”
 #6 - Strawberries
 #7 - “Nice work, kid.”
 #8 - The Black Widow
 #9 - Lasers!
 #10 - “A little prick.”

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reginator_22
Jan 10, 2018

This was an ok sequel to Iron Man. A little uneven, the villain isn't any good, but at least there's a lot of Tony Stark!

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BrandonBlanchard
Aug 18, 2017

War Machine > Iron Man

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 20, 2017

The movie "iron man 2" was an okay movie. It definitely was not as suspenseful and action-packed as the other Marvel movies but overall it was quite charming. The movie did have some cool fight scenes but unfortunately, it failed to meet my expectations from the marvel studios. One thing I really enjoyed about this movie was that the Marvel character black widow was in it, this is because she is such a strong female hero. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is a fan of superhero movies, especially Marvel ones. I would give this movie 3 stars out of 5.
- @MissB148 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The sequel to Iron Man, Tony Stark returns once again as the genius and owner of Stark Industries. The world is keen on getting their hands on the new technology. Tony’s father, Howard Stark, used to work with a man named Anton Vanko. Anton Vanko’s son, Ivan Vanko, was exiled from the US because of Tony Stark. Ivan attempts to exact revenge on Stark, who is already battling against his declining health due to palladium poisoning. Justin Hammer, a rival weapons contractor, takes Ivan as he sees it as an opportunity to bring himself up and above Stark. The final fight in the movie consists of Stark and his friend fighting against drones in an epic battle of machines.
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Shizz63
Aug 21, 2016

Not terrible but weakest of the IM series.

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cmhollahan
Dec 06, 2015

Really annoying movie! Even the action sequences were dull and predictable.

The only thing this movie got right is that Malibu is full of obnoxious airheads - full of themselves and destroying their environment.

Boom! That's all folks!

I love iron man movies

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Truffles125
Jun 22, 2014

I love iron man.

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EuSei Oct 16, 2015

Tony Stark: I don't care about the liberal agenda any more, it's boring.

deadpoollover Mar 30, 2014

Rhodey: you two look like, two seals fighting over a grape!

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Monolith
Nov 27, 2013

Tony Stark (to Nick Fury, regarding "The Avengers"): "I told you I don't want to join your super-secret boy band."

Captain_America Apr 09, 2012

Iron Man: "All right everyone, the party's over."
Crowd: "Awh . . ."
Pepper: "Thank you. Now . . ."
Iron Man: "But the after party starts in ten minutes!!"
Pepper: "Tony!"

EuSei Mar 26, 2012

I don't care about the liberal agenda any more, it's boring. (Tony Stark/Ironman)

Captain_America Mar 22, 2012

Farmer: "Are you Iron Man?"
Tony Stark: "Sometimes."

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bdls206
Apr 15, 2011

Senator Stern: My priority is to get the Iron Man weapon turned over to the people of the United States of America.
Tony Stark: Well, you can forget it. I am Iron Man. The suit and I are one. To turn over the Iron Man suit would be to turn over myself, which is tantamount to indentured servitude or prostitution, depending on what state you're in. You can't have it.
Senator Stern: Look, I'm no expert...
Tony Stark: In prostitution? You're a senator. Come on.

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bdls206
Apr 15, 2011

Agent Coulson: If you try to escape, or play any sort of games with me, I will taze you and watch "Supernanny" while you drool into the carpet.

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bdls206
Apr 15, 2011

Because of his superhero alter ego, Tony Stark must contend with deadly issues involving the government, his own friends and new enemies.

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bdls206
Apr 15, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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