I am a huge fan of Robert Downey Jr and I loved the first Iron Man. I got a call from some of my friends asking if I wanted to see it. I was ecstatic and excited, but I realised I hadn't seen the second Iron Man movie. But, I went and saw it anyway, and I was not disappointed.
I've heard and read a lot of reviews about this movie, and a lot of have been negative. I couldn't have been any more satisfied.
I'll start with the characters. Tony Stark has to be one of the best characters created. A hilarious billionaire, who may be cocky and arrogant on the outside, but on the inside is a very caring and humble man. I don't think any actor could have been chosen to play this, except of course Robert Downey Jr. And when the man (Stan Lee) who wrote and created Iron Man, says "Robert Downey Jr. was born to play Iron Man", I don't think any fan of both Robert Downey Jr. and Iron Man can really argue.
Gwyneth Paltrow is a perfect Pepper Pots. She has the perfect look and great acting ability to play a character that really is built around her. The on-stage chemistry between Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow is noticeable. She has even stated that they have the perfect working relationship. All I can think is, there is no way this movie could be terrible.
The music is what I really admire. I loved the fact that throughout the Iron Man franchise they have picked an iconic Australian band for some of the soundtrack. ACDC is played constantly throughout the three movies. It really gives Iron Man that "metal" (excuse the pun) background, and the real bad-ass, unstoppable hero.
The sound effects were perfect in every way. Explosions, fire, and the sound of the propulsion blast escaping from Iron Man's hands always makes the movie a tonne better. They were clean, and not as repetitive as other super hero movies have been in the past.
Special effects has to be a key aspect of a super hero / action movie. Like the sound effects, the explosions had to be perfect, the movement of the Iron Man suit had to be perfect, and of course the flaming imploding human bombs had to be perfect. I can't see any examples of when they weren't as they should have been. Perfect.
The plot was the only aspect of the film that had a slight problem. It was action packed most of the time, except a very very slow middle section, which I think could have been more exciting. Nevertheless, it didn't bring down the quality of the film. The ending was just amazing, real exciting, action packed, edge of your seat kind of cinematography.
Overall, this movie was absolutely excellent, and the 3D just enhanced everything visual about the movie. I would give this movie an 8 1/2 out of 10. Robert Downey Jr. is an amazing actor, and Tony Stark is definitely someone who, although isn't easily related to, is someone who still sends a strong sub-conscious message to the viewer. I left the cinema an extremely satisfied customer. I can't wait for Iron Man 4.