Why I waited so long was because a friend of my Mom and I gave us two matinee tickets (passes that had to be used two weeks after the premiere) to a movie theater that was more awesome then words could describe.
It was a ways up there, but it was so worth it. It was much better then our local one we went to see G.I.-Joe last year. It wasn't crowed so we didn't have to sit with a bunch a little kids and noisy people. It was a great experience.
As for the movie itself, it was also awesome.
If you want to know why, click on the "Read More" button to find out.
"I hope you're ready."
Ok, I'm going to start by talking about the story which is a very important factor in a movie since you can add all the special effects you want but without a good story or characters it'll be lame. Plain and Simple.
It starts off by showing how the world is reacting to Tony Stark stating that he himself is Iron Man and how it affects him and his friends in good and bad ways. It was a really bold move to have Tony reveal his secret identity to the world unlike the super hero stereotype where they usually keep their identities a secret from the world.
You can tell early on that Ivan hates Tony Stark because he believes he should be the famous inventor instead of Tony who's a billion dollar playboy. So he goes on to construct his very own Iron Man like armor (with less armor) which is reminiscent of the scene in the first movie where Tony makes the first Iron Man armor.
After that you see how Tony's livin' it up. He jumps out of the plane and flys downward to the StarkExpo....
You know what, I'm going to discuss the what I liked (and possibly disliked) instead of telling you the whole story of the movie. Otherwise you wouldn't have to see the if I told you the whole thing. :p
One of the unexpected highlights from the most hilarious scenes was when Hammer tries to desperately disconnect the tv screen that was showing a failed attempt by him and Hammer Industries to copy the Iron Man Armor.
Throughout the film, Tony realizes that he could die at any moment due to the Arc Reactor he uses to live is slowly killing him, so he pretty much tries to accomplish as many things as he can and lives on the fast lane (literally!).We also get to explore his inner demons and how he deals with them like in the "Demon in a Bottle" storyline like in the comics but they don't focus as much on his alcohol problem like in the comic's storyline I believe since I never read the comics.Before the Race Track scene, we are introduced to Natasha (played by Scarlett Johansson) who becomes Tony's secretary (a role that Pepper Potts once held before becoming CEO) who's really a super spy for S.H.I.E.L.D.code named:
Black Widow. I would have liked to have seen more of her them her alter-ego
because the only real action she has is towards the end where she shows her moves by taking the out guards at Hammer's facility down with little trouble. She didn't really do much until then though. I'm probably not the only one who enjoyed seeing Scarlet Joehanson in her form fitting Black Widow getup.
She still looked smokin' in all the scenes she was in.
It even beat the scene at the end of the credits even (IMO).
Then Rhodey flies the armor to the US Military, hands it over to them and has Justin Hammer pimp it up.
Whoa...I totally never expected that.
Because that's when Whiplash while controlling the Drones (without any supervision) decides to use them and War Machine to attack Iron Man and cause a whole lotta chaos.
There was a lot I liked about this scene since it's the most action packed part of the movie. Loved seeing the Drones in action, I wish there would've been more of 'em. Also Iron Man used lasers to cut'em up real good!
Why did he have to die? He was such a cool villain and he finally got his own armor then he loses and blows himself up.
Justin Hammer getting arrested also disappointed me a little because I was hoping he'd be in Iron Man 3 as a more prominent and more cunning villain. But maybe he'll get out of jail, have someone steal the Iron Man blueprints or something? Ya never know.
After the credits were over we're given a glimpse into the next Marvel movie, but sadly I already knew because I didn't think I'd stay for the credits so it didn't excite me as much as it would've normally. But it was quite cool. My mom thought it was a Hammer Drone head. LOL!
I totally recommend it if you
- Like Action Movies
- Some Comedy with you Action Movies
- And a side of Romance
- Comic Movies
- Iron Man
- Samuel L Jackson being a Badass as always
- Seeing Scarlett Johansson Looking Hot
- Or Any of the Other Great Actors and Actresses in this Movie
- A Good Time
It was almost perfect but there were a few things that kept it back a little.
There's more things I liked about the film but I can't think of them all at the moment, but that's most likely because I have I.M.A.O.S. (Iron Man Awesomeness Overload Syndrome) at the moment.
Now go see Iron Man 2 (if you haven't yet)!
What are your thoughts?
Let's discuss them in the comments section.