Movie Review: Iron Man 2

Movie Title: Iron Man 2 (click here for Iron Man 1 review)
Rating: PG-13
Director: Jon Favreau
Staring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson
Category: Drama, Action, Adventure, Super Hero

Moms of Faith Rating: 7 out of 10

Intro: This was my favorite of the two Iron Man films. It had less sex and more action.

Review: I was happy to see Don Cheadle replace Terrence Howard as James Rhodes…simply because I really like him in movies. :) He added something different to that character, and to the dynamics between him and Starke’s relationship that was just plain … good. I also loved Mickey Rouke’s role in Iron Man 2. He makes an AWESOME bad guy! LOL

There was a lot more action and believe it or not…even more modern feel to the film. Everything flowed and all the characters fit. Tony was still flirty bad boy Tony…but a teenie bit softer (for reasons I will not ruin for you). Pepper and him grew even closer in Iron Man 2 and not even miss hottie herself, Natalie (played by Johansson) could break the bond.

The film was based on a grudge held by Ivan (Rourke), who was a definite match for Tony and rather cool…for a bad guy. LOL.

On a more sensitive side, we see Tony come full circle and find out a couple things from his dead father that really are what every son needs to know…

Oh, and we also saw some awesome kick butt scenes by Natalie that I absolutely loved!

Speaking of Natalie…

On the negative side: Surprisingly, there was not as many sex scenes in part 2. However, there was plenty of the usual innuendos, flirting and sensuality. Natalie’s character wore skin tight clothing, and was quite good at using her figure…

There was also a scene in the beginning of the film that had a dozen or so cheerleaders in skimpy outfits dancing around Tony. The camera zoomed in a couple times. Thankfully the scene was short and the most risky of the film.

There was also some mild…yet still worth mentioning bad language. I would say a few “s” words and a couple “h” and “b” words.

Tony gets drunk at his birthday party.

There is also AC/DC music in the film, which I find to have very negative words…

Conclusion: I am a fan of Robert Downey Jr. From the standpoint of what he brought to the film as an actor, I loved it. However, the flaws are there and must be considered when allowing your kids to see it. Teenagers should be OK, however, I always use the negative an an opportunity for a nice “discussion” … LOL.

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  1. Debbie on June 2, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I’m so glad you shared this, Lara. I hadn’t seen either movie, and am glad to know your take on this. I enjoy Robert Downey Jrs work, too – and liked this review a lot!!!

  2. Megan on June 2, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I loved this movie! We recently saw it for my husband’s birthday.. I thought it was better than the first. I am def a fan of Robert Downy Jr. and am so happy he has made a good comeback from his rocky past :) If you haven’t seen it yet – don’t miss it on the big screen! ~ Megan @ Life Together

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