Iron Man 2

2010  124 MN


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Jon Favreau

With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, with Pepper Potts and James 'Rhodey' Rhodes at his side, must forge new alliances – and confront powerful enemies.

 Release Date

April 28, 2010


2h4m (124 min)


$ 200,000,000


$ 623,933,331

 Top Billed Cast

 Robert Downey Jr.
 Tony Stark / Iron Man
 Gwyneth Paltrow
 Virginia "Pepper" Potts
 Don Cheadle
 James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine
 Scarlett Johansson
 Natalie Rushman / Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
 Sam Rockwell
 Justin Hammer
 Mickey Rourke
 Ivan Vanko / Whiplash

 Written by

Justin Theroux Screenplay
Stan Lee Characters
Jack Kirby Characters
Larry Lieber Characters
Don Heck Characters


It's not the armor that makes the hero, but the man inside.



Robert Downey Jr.
  Tony Stark / Iron Man
Gwyneth Paltrow
  Virginia "Pepper" Potts
Don Cheadle
  James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine
Scarlett Johansson
  Natalie Rushman / Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Sam Rockwell
  Justin Hammer
Mickey Rourke
  Ivan Vanko / Whiplash
Samuel L. Jackson
  Nick Fury
Clark Gregg
  Phil Coulson
John Slattery
  Howard Stark
Garry Shandling
  Senator Stern
Paul Bettany
  J.A.R.V.I.S. (voice)
Kate Mara
  U.S. Marshal
Leslie Bibb
  Christine Everhart
Jon Favreau
  Harold "Happy" Hogan
Christiane Amanpour
  Christiane Amanpour
Philippe Bergeron
  Detective Lemieux
James Bethea
  Security Force #1
Michael Bruno
  Security Force #2
Kate Clark
  Expo Fan
Luminita Docan
  Russian Newscaster
François Duhamel
  French Photographer
Larry Ellison
  Larry Ellison
Adam Goldstein
  Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein
Tim Guinee
  Major Allen
Eric L. Haney
  General Meade
Ali Khan
  10 Rings Gangster
Evgeniy Lazarev
  Anton Vanko
Stan Lee
  Stan Lee
Isaiah Guyman Martin IV
  AV Operator
Helena Mattsson
Anya Monzikova
Keith Middlebrook
  Expo Cop
Margy Moore
  Bambi Arbogast
Olivia Munn
  Chess Roberts
Elon Musk
  Elon Musk
Bill O'Reilly
  Bill O'Reilly
Alejandro Patiño
  Strawberry Vendor
Davin Ransom
  Young Tony Stark
Karim Saleh
Brian Schaeffer
  Hammer Expo Tech
Phillipe Simon
  French Waiter
Jack White
Melanie Brown
  Ironette Dancer
Krystal Ellsworth
  Ironette Dancer
Victoria Gracie
  Ironette Dancer
Gina Cantrell
  Ironette Dancer
Renee Herlocker
  Ironette Dancer
Jill Ann Pineda-Arnold
  Ironette Dancer
Sandy Colton
  Ironette Dancer
Annika Ihnat
  Ironette Dancer
Jenny Robinson
  Ironette Dancer
Lindsay Dennis
  Ironette Dancer
Jennifer D. Johnson
  Ironette Dancer
Lindsay Rosenberg
  Ironette Dancer
Hannah Douglass
  Ironette Dancer
Brooke Long
  Ironette Dancer
Rachele Brooke Smith
  Ironette Dancer
Nadine Ellis
  Ironette Dancer
Kylette Zamora
  Ironette Dancer
Donessa Alexander
  Birthday Party Guest / Expo Guest (uncredited)
Martin Andris
  Expo Greeter (uncredited)
Cassity Atkins
  Expo Patron (uncredited)
Gregory Baldi
  Monaco Grand Prix Restaurant Guest (uncredited)
Elya Beer
  Bartender (uncredited)
Ayelet Ben-Shahar
  Model (uncredited)
Chris Borden
  Dignitary / Expo Attendee (uncredited)
Pete Brown
  Air Force Major (uncredited)
Basilina Butler
  Tony Stark Racing Fan (uncredited)
John Ceallach
  Captain Anders (uncredited)
Katie Cleary
  Beautiful Girl (uncredited)
Ajarae Coleman
  Expo Guest (uncredited)
Rick L. Dean
  Monte Carlo Race Fan (uncredited)
Timothy 'TJ' James Driscoll
  French Prison Guard #2 (uncredited)
Jasmine Dustin
  Watermelon Girl (uncredited)
Mark Casimir Dyniewicz
  Justin Hammer Expo Attendee (uncredited)
Sam Felman
  Stark Expo Attendee (uncredited)
Caitlin Gallo
  I Love You girl (uncredited)
Shakira Vanise Gamble
  Pepper's Party Guest (uncredited)
Paul Grace
  French Prison Guard #1 (uncredited)
James Granville
  Expo Fan (uncredited)
Kathryn Henzler
  Expo Attendee (uncredited)
Jennifer Lynne Johnson
  Expo Attendee (uncredited)
Mark Kubr
  Prisoner (uncredited)
Cameron Lee
  Senate Page (uncredited)
Jee-Yun Lee
  Reporter (archive footage) (uncredited)
Waymond Lee
  Expo Guest (uncredited)
Mathew Lorenceau
  Prison Guard Chevalier (uncredited)
Christopher Maleki
  Reporter (uncredited)
Richard Markman
  Photographer at Senate hearing (uncredited)
Bryan McCoy
  Expo Guest (uncredited)
Ed Moy
  Awards Attendee (uncredited)
Delka Nenkova
  Russian Woman (uncredited)
Tony Nevada
  SWAT Sergeant Bellows (uncredited)
Allison Ochmanek
  Watermelon Girl (uncredited)
Nicolas Pajon
  French Reporter (uncredited)
H.E. Victor J.W. Pekarcik III
  White House Chief of Staff (uncredited)
Erin Pickett
  Expo Guest (uncredited)
Olivia Presley
  Expo VIP (uncredited)
Steven James Price
  Senate Gallery Member (uncredited)
Kiana Prudhont
  Expo Kid (uncredited)
Tanner Alexander Redman
  1960's Film Crew (uncredited)
Tanoai Reed
  Security Guard Fighting Happy Hogan (uncredited)
Kelly Sarah
  Stark Expo Attendee (uncredited)
Torin Sixx
  Pepper's Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
Peter Trenholm Smith
  Senator (uncredited)
Grace Stanley
  Model (uncredited)
Doug Swander
  Party Guest (uncredited)
Michael A. Templeton
  US Senator (uncredited)
Rosa Tyabji
  Background (uncredited)
Peter Sebastian Wrobel
  Tony Stark Usher (uncredited)
Maria Zambrana
  Expo Attendee (uncredited)
Nick W. Nicholson
  Stark Expo Attendee (uncredited)


Justin Theroux
John Debney
Sarah Halley Finn
Matthew Libatique
  Director of Photography
Mary Zophres
  Costume Design
Stan Lee
  Executive Producer
Stan Lee
Kevin Feige
J. Michael Riva
  Production Design
Richard Pearson
Dan Lebental
Denis L. Stewart
  Executive Producer
Lauri Gaffin
  Set Decoration
David F. Klassen
  Art Direction
Daniel Sudick
  Special Effects Coordinator
Jack Kirby
Page Buckner
  Art Direction
Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau
  Executive Producer
Larry Lieber
Don Heck
Randi Hiller
Susan Downey
  Executive Producer
Louis D'Esposito
  Executive Producer
Michael E. Goldman
  Art Direction
Alan Fine
  Executive Producer
David Maisel
  Executive Producer
Victoria Alonso
Jeremy Latcham
Kevin Kaska
Heidi Brook Myers
  ADR & Dubbing
Suzan Wexler
  Art Direction
Jessie Graff
Russell Bobbitt
  Property Master
Tanner Foust
  Stunt Driver
Janek Sirrs
  Visual Effects Supervisor
Travis Tohill
Ben Snow
  Visual Effects Supervisor
Ben O'Brien
  Digital Compositor
Mickael Coedel
Riley Harper
Michael Hansen
  Utility Stunts
Ged Wright
  Visual Effects Supervisor
John Walker
  VFX Artist


- The post-credits scene is showing the hammer from Thor in New Mexico.


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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.

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.

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.

I give it 3 out of 10. Bad.

By Carry9 on January 2, 2019



It was understood that the theaters would be sold out but when the three of us came there we just couldn't accept NO for an answer. So we were finally able to buy tickets BUT we were seated separately. It was fine though. The movie kept me entertained. Except for the guy near me who was snoring pretty loud, the movie was great.

Of course Robert Downey Jr was amazing as always. There might be weird critics with this movie but for me, I liked it. The action scenes were just right. It wasn't too much and it wasn't too little. It was weird seeing Don Cheadle though play Terrence Howard's character. I like Terrence better. And then there's Scarlett Johansson who is really sexy although I think there weren't that many acting for her in this movie. There weren't many lines. And what was weird also was that in this movie, the chemistry between Tony Stark and Pepper was not that much compared to the first movie although in this movie they actually ended up together. But all in all I liked the movie. Seeing old characters from the first movie and new characters. I can't wait for a 3rd Iron Man movie.

My rate for this movie is B+.


Yet another ridiculously high rated Marvel movie, we get it Marvel fanboys you just love it when a new Marvel movie comes out, so much that you forget any flaws in it and give it a 10 or a 9 anyways.

But come on seriously? Wouldn't you rather they spent a little time at actually writing a somewhat decent script and making it a bit more entertaining than to praise EVERYTHING they do to the skies just because you want a new chapter in the Marvel universe?

Cause this is NOT a good movie, 35 minutes of decent at best action and 85 minutes of nonsensical blabber.

Mickey Rourke was the only highlight in this movie, the scene at the racetrack with him was really cool but then he just became a wasted opportunity just like the rest of the movie.

A really boring turd of a film.


**A long form review originally posted in 2010:**

I find, the best way to look at this movie, is as two movies. Sounds strange I know, but bear with me.

On the one hand you have this Super Hero movie, it's about the main character, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), flying around doing comic book-character type stuff, and it's this pretty okay action film that's worth taking a look at. Then, there's this drama with a hint of comedy, this other film isn't really a genre, it's just about the characters interacting with each other, it's about the main character, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), driving around doing billionaire-playboy type stuff, and this movie, is fucking great. Part script, and part flawless acting, this movie sets _Iron Man 2_ apart from any other Super Hero film out there. It was explored in the first film, and you get a similar thing there, but in this movie the division is more clear, and it bizarrely benefits from it.

When films go franchise-style, it's inevitable that there will be scheduling conflicts, it's an unfortunate part of the industry, particularly when you have a deadline to meet, and for whatever reason, an actor will be unable to return to their original role. Such an event takes place in _Iron Man 2_ when Lt. Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes (originally played by Terrance Howard) is replaced by Don Cheadle. I personally think that Howard was better suited to the role, simply because he looks more like Rhodey does in the comics. But their way of dealing with the changeover is simple, and clever, the character's first lines, whilst making perfect sense in context, are "Look, it's me, I'm here, deal with it. Let's move on. Drop it." Very classy.

Although Mickey Rourke (_Get Carter, Sin City, The Wrestler, Man on Fire, The Expendables_) manages a very convincing evil Russian; Ivan Vanko, who's a perfectly good character, Whiplash as a villain is unfortunately somewhat lacking. Sam Rockwell (_The Green Mile, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Frost/Nixon, Moon, Conviction_) plays Justin Hammer, corporate rival of Stark's. Scarlett Johansen (_Eight Legged Freaks, The Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Island, The Prestige, The Spirit_) is another good addition to the cast, in the role of Natalie Rushman A.K.A Natasha Romanoff A.K.A Black Widow. Samuel L. Jackson (_Jurassic Park, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, The Starwars Prequel Trilogy, Shaft, S.W.A.T, Kill Bill Volume 2, Snakes on a Plane, 1408, The Spirit, Inglourious Basterds_) portraying S.H.I.E.L.D Director Nick Fury, rounds out the newbies in the cast. And it's all good news.

The Hammerdrones are an attempt at revamping the whole boss-battle that was such a let down in the original film, which honestly, once again didn't really work out. Once again it's a case of the character interaction that makes the film what it is. The effects also went a long way in the line of helping out the film, 'cause they were awesome. There are a couple of negatives in the script, just those moments when the suspension of disbelief is not... suspend-y enough. As for example the line; "Congratulations sir, you have created a new element", is a little flawed.

Though if I was forced to choose between them, I would probably say that _Iron Man_ is the better of the two films, but _Iron Man 2_ has a better re-watch value in my opinion, which I prize highly. I wait with baited breath for the next Marvel film to come out, _Thor_.




Honestly, it took me three tries to get through this movie once. It kept putting me to sleep.

The cast do everything they can to make their scenes entertaining, but Iron Man 2 is a just an absolute waste of two hours and $200 million. 1: The stupidly integrated villain Ivan Vanko who is given no backstory or true relatable motive (even Mickey Rourke was pissed at how his character was handled). 2: The pointless subplot of how Tony Stark has to create a new element to save himself. 3: The sloppy introductions of both SHIELD and Black Widow. There's very little here that is of any actual entertainment value, or at least to balance out how tedious the whole movie is to watch. No wonder why Jon Favreau left to make more personal works.


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