Iron Man 2 may be a bit too scattered to be the sleek, character-driven entertainment that its predecessor was, but it’s still one of the best films of the summer and its audience will be eagerly awaiting its video release on September 28, 2010.
IM2 will be released in Blu-ray, Blu-ray Combo-Pack, 2-disc and single-disc DVD formats. Details on features content follow the jump.
With the current trend of Hollywood movies, sequels have to follow a unique blend of key ingredients in order to make it taste good. First, it has to keep the spirit of the first film alive and well. Next, it has to bigger, better, and stonger than the last. The sequel has to give us that sweet taste that we want to come back for more. Finally, the next movie has to give you more insight of the characters we grew to know from the first movie then wrap it all up with a new story that appeases a newbie. While Iron Man 2 had some ups and downs like a rollercoasters, it still delivers high quality entertainment with its action scenes, less CGI, and solved the problems of the first Iron Man. Truly, this movie is the front runner of the 2010 summer of movies!
One of the hardest things to do in movies is create a sequel that equals or betters its predecessor. Iron Man 2 dos not meet that challenge – but it’s nowhere near being a bad movie.
The problem is that IM2 has to do a lot of things: it has to further the story of Tony Stark/Iron Man [Robert Downey Jr.]; it has to give us a bit more about S.H.I.E.L.D. – both in terms of the Avengers Initiative and introducing one of the agency’s top agents; it has to deal with Stark’s drinking and his relationship with his father – not to mention his relationship with his assistant, the uber-competent but easily flustered Pepper Potts [Gwyneth Paltrow]; it has to get Stark’s friend, Lt. Col. James, “Rhodey” Rhodes into one of the Iron Man suits; it has to introduce a new villain – and a competitor for Stark, and it has to do all this in just over two hours.
Iron Man 2 is one of those movies that is perplexing to me. If you ask the question – did I enjoy it, I would say, yeah, sure, it’s a big dumb action movie, but man is it a disappointing mess that’s all over the place, with no real highs. The original Iron Man wanted to be more than a common summer action movie and largely succeeded. It was amazing but left me feeling cold, this one I connected with a bit more but there are issues. Starting with, Downey’s portrayal of Tony Stark as a narcissistic booze hound with very little depth.
Sega announced they are working on the new Iron Man 2 Video Game (which sucked). They emailed a bunch of us press folks debut video footage, but I thought this walkthrough they did for the folks at G4 is a bit more interesting. It looks a lot like the original game, but with more control over how you fly which is a good thing. While I don’t like any of G4’s hosts, they will do 5 hours of Comic-Con coverage tomorrow (Sat.).
The folks over at USA Today have scored this shot of Mickey Rourke in full on Whiplash gear on the set of Iron Man 2. Here’s a link to their article. Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) sports a power pack on his chest that looks similar to the one that Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) uses. In the comic book the whips are electrically powered whips that have enough of a charge where it can damage Iron-Man’s armor. Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) sports a power pack on his chest that looks similar to the one that Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) uses. Here’s link to USA Today’s story.