|Robert Downey Jr. returns as billionaire Tony Stark in this thrilling sequel to the worldwide blockbuster. Now that his superhero secret has been revealed, Tony's life is more intense than ever. Everyone wants in on the Iron Man technology, whether for power or profit...but for Ivan Vanko ("Whiplash"), it's revenge! Tony must once again suit up and face his most dangerous enemy yet, but not without a few new allies of his own. Co-starring Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson.|
"It is all very-very-very entertaining. Sara Vilkomerson, New York Observer
Editor's NoteAs Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) owns up to being Iron Man before the world press, Anton Vanko lies dying in Russia. Years ago, Anton worked with Tony's father to create a new source of energy. But greed got the best of Anton, and now as he slips away, his son, Ivan (Mickey Rourke), vows to make Tony pay for the sins of his father. Meanwhile, Tony fends off efforts from smarmy Senator Stern} (Garry Shandling) and military weapons expert Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) to divulge the secrets of his powerful Iron Man suit. The powers that be are concerned that Tony's technology may fall into the wrong hands -- fears that are soon confirmed when the cocky billionaire entrepreneur is confronted in front of the entire world by Ivan, who has built his own weapon using stolen Stark blueprints. Later, as Lt. Rhodes (Don Cheadle) wrestles with the decision to personally deliver Tony's suit to the military, Ivan finds an unlikely ally in the quest to destroy Iron Man; Stark Industries legal consultant Natalie Rushman (Scarlett Johansson) reveals her connection to Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson); and Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) takes on some new responsibilities.
|Robert Downey Jr.|
|Jon Favreau - Director|
When it comes to sequels, you really can’t be sure of what to expect. To listen to some of the critics, you would think that you be wasting your money buying Ironman II. But that is differently not the case! This sequel is just as propelling as the original. The dialog and repartee of the characters is undeniably the best in a movie of this nature. And yes, there are moments that don’t do as well as one would hope ( The confliction between Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Lt. Rhodes (Don Cheadle being one.) But this movie is very compelling! I also loved all the cameos by the big names in the business world that would be appropriate in the Tony Stark universe (Elon Musk and Larry Ellison). And of course Stan Lee.