Iron Man 2 (2010)

After four months of sitting on my TV stand after watching Iron Man and one failed try to watch it, I finally sat down and finished Iron Man 2. First off, I can’t believe this movie came out four years ago. I am so behind the times.

At any rate, here we go with Iron Man 2. Honestly? I liked this one better than the first one. I was much more interested in Tony’s story ark and because I am a noob I totally didn’t see Scarlett Johansson as who she really was – despite having seen the Avengers already! So honestly, I think I had the same reaction as if I watched it in 2010. I also liked Sam Rockwell as the weasely Justin Hammer and until someone pointed it out to me I totally didn’t recognize Mickey Rourke. Also pleasantly surprised to see Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) and Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) show up in this movie. Knowing that some little Easter eggs were planted for Thor and The Avengers made my enjoyment factor rise.

Some not so goods: I thought the solution to people’s problems were too easy. Tony figures out what he needs to make to fix his condition way too fast. The fact he was able to create a new element in his garage and then it immediately has results in his chest thingy seems like an easy fit. Also, when Rhodey is using the older Iron Man suit and it gets taken over by the program, it seems like rebooting is way too easy a fix (although 90% of computer issues are resolved the same way).

All in all a good film and I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would. Next up is Thor to complete the Phase 1 of the Marvel Cinematic universe (sorry Hulk, you are on the if I’m totally bored list) – not sure if I will re-watch the Avengers, but it might be fun to see it in new context. For Phase 2, I need to see Thor 2, Iron Man 3, and Captain America 2 before Avengers 2 comes out. There is also Guardians of the Galaxy, but I’m thinking it will be the Hulk of Phase 2 so might skip that one. Unless of course, they play a pivotal role in Avengers 2..