After watching both films (The original and this sequel) back to back… MoreAfter watching both films (The original and this sequel) back to back I was left with a dilemma as to which I liked better and the answer is both! The first was a much needed breath of fresh air and reinvigorated Downey's career and pushed it further up then he has ever been. This sequel though elaborates on the good of the first and ups the ante tenfold as well as adding to the intrigue of the Avenger project which was hinted after the credits of the original. The film is summer fun and a film that does most everything right and most importantly doesn't fix anything that wasn't broken. Robert Downey Jr. returns as our cocky and out of control hero (I doubt anyone could have gave such a perfect and suiting performance) and the film is filled to the brim with great special effects that are mind-boggling to behold. If you are interested in superhero films or Iron Man in general this sequel is the obvious conclusion after viewing the original and for anyone holding out, don't wait any longer!
I won't lie that when I was going into "Iron Man" I wasn't nearly as… MoreI won't lie that when I was going into "Iron Man" I wasn't nearly as thrilled as the legions of Marvel fans or for that matter, fans of superhero movies period. After over three years since it's theatrical release, I finally was able to pick it up on blu-ray and added it to my collection after all the mass appeal and even critics heaped upon loads of praise. Today I finally got around to watching it and the sequel (Review also forthcoming) and now I see what all the fuss was about. As a fresh take on the superhero genre, "Iron Man" is one fun and often hilarious ride thanks to Robert Downey Jr. in the title role. I'll say it right now, Robert Downey Jr. is one of my favorite actors working today and that was what ultimately let me finally enjoy this franchise. Do I hate the superhero genre? The answer used to be an astounding "Eh, it's okay" but now with Nolan's take on Batman and the copious other superhero films ("Thor and Captain America as well as the upcoming Avengers" movies) I have now more than ever joined the bandwagon of fans! The film is immaculately rendered thanks to the blu-ray capabilities and massive budget used in order to bring the film and universe to life! The film is the very definition of a big budget summer blockbuster and yet at the same time it is also an intelligent and well done film that you don't have to feel guilty about watching!