Random scenes with no story
By Jack Anderson on January 2, 2019
The biggest problem of this film is its complete lack of story. There is no clear storyline. During the opening of the film, we think that we might have a nice confrontation between Tony Stark and Mickey Rourke's character. But the confrontation takes place very quickly, at the Monaco Grand Prix. And then, nothing.
We go from one scene to another, and it is as boring as random.
The movie could have been much better if it had been actually much simpler. There are some good ideas, about the character being able to hack and pilot the Iron Man suit. But it is not well developed and does not follow the standard story-arc.
ECCENTRIC OR STUPID?
In the first film, Tony Stark was both eccentric and fun. Here, he is just mostly annoying and acting in a very stupid way. As an example, the congressional hearing is really painful to watch.
Iron Man 2 also introduces the character of Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson. Since she has no special power, except being gorgeous and doing some karate, she is not interesting at all.
ONE MORE THING...
And just a small thing, the people speaking in French in Monaco have actually a very pronounced accent that is nowhere from there. I always wonder how they cannot find French speaking people in Hollywood.
John Favreau does the job and I don't have much to say about the direction, which is pretty clean.