Putting the Hammer down on Iron Man 2
A number of reviews pertaining to Iron Man 2, and here's another one. A brief overview with my impressions of this movie:
Allow me to start with some minor annoyances instead of touting the positives. The interplay between Stark and Pepper was good, BUT it got old a bit quick. Could've used less of that in the film.
The special effects. I don't know, some of it was so fast and hard to follow, and when I did see some of it, notably Whiplash, it made me cringe a bit.
Despite these minor bits, man this movie rocked my old face off! I enjoyed it quite a bit. A lot of good lines, humor, action, and there WERE some great special effects. A far cry from when they tried to make you believe a "Man Could Fly" with the Superman movies. It's "ironic" with this bit the advances of technology--puns intended--have provided for special effects.
If you don't already know some key Marvel characters are represented!
There was a nice mix of hard FX and CGI instead of just CGI and I appreciated that very much. It lends some realism to what is essentially a wild concept but it got sold. Also, the acting was great, and notably, I loved Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer. Nice fight scenes I wanted more. The soundtrack was great, they used The Clash, AC/DC. I wouldn't have minded another I Am Iron Man song!
Catch the end after the credits!