Cinema Sound Off


Welcome to Cinema Sound Off!

My good friend, KM Wilsher, and I are heading out to Harkins Theatres each month to watch a choice movie.

We’ll let you know if it’s worth you spending your hard-earned money or not.

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Today we’re reviewing Iron Man 2.

From IMBD, here’s a little blurb about the movie:

Billionaire Tony Stark must contend with deadly issues involving the government, his own friends, as well as new enemies due to his superhero alter ego Iron Man.

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Deadly issues–I would say so. Before I get into the “review” I’d just like to say, I went in with HIGH expectations for this movie. I mean, the first one was amazing, tough to top that.

But, they did.

I liked this one even better than the first.

Probably because they showed more of the character. I was worried, though, because in the first few minutes Tony Stark came off more cocky and narcissistic than usual. I mean, I can only take sooo much of that before it gets a bit annoying.

I even leaned over to my friend, KM Wilsher, and said, “Hmmm, God has a way of humbling people when they’re that cocky.”

And I wasn’t wrong.

But, of course, I won’t get into those details. . . you must see it to find out.

I felt like there was more plot to this one and it took me deeper and deeper into Tony Stark’s life. I liked that. Made me really connect with him. That’s important to me both in the movies I see and the books I read.

Although I liked Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper (love that name). . . I did find it seriously annoying that, more than once in the movie,  she was sissy- screaming.

Seriously, it was the clueless-damsel-in-distress-type sissy-screaming!

I can’t stand that. I like it when the chicks can kick some serious butt.

Having said all that–it didn’t detract from the overall movie enough to keep me from giving it our highest rating: FIVE movie tickets:

5 tickets: A must see. Buy a ticket for everyone.

Have you seen it? What did you think?

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8 Responses to Cinema Sound Off

  1. KM Wilsher says:

    Great review. Her screaming really bothered you, huh? That may be why they had to bring in Scarlett as a butt kicking female, because Pepper is the brains :0)

    Oh, quote!

    My fav: Tony sees Scarlett “I wan’t one.”
    Pepper immediatly says, “No.”

    LOL

  2. I’m leaving a comment , even though I’m not reading the post. I think this is a great addition to your blog, but I’m avoiding all things Ironman until I see the movie :). I want no spoilers! I loved the first one SO much!

  3. Liberty says:

    I went to see this with my hubby on Saturday night, and I have to say I agree! I went in with very high expectations (the original Iron Man is in my top 10 favorite movies) and other than the change of actors with Rhodey, I wasn’t disappointed.

    On the Pepper thing, I think she’s designed to be an opposite to both Natalie/Natasha and Tony. She *did* take charge at the end, and that was admirable for her character.

    My favorite line–and there were a lot of great one & two liners–was at the end from Senator Stern. I’m hoping they make a 3rd one… we’ll have to see!

  4. Saw it. Loved it. Recommend it. An admirable sequel. Mickey Rourke was a GREAT bad guy, always is. He fit in well here, I think.
    And never fear, #3 is on its way. As is The Avengers (Nick Fury/Sam L Jackson).
    Glad you liked the movie, Lynn! Have a great day!

  5. Oooh, I’m excited for this one! I loved the first one. It had some really great moments. Thanks for helping convince me to see it!

  6. Cheryl says:

    Sissy screaming! That’s exactly right. She was too whiny in my book. As for RDJ – I’m glad we got to see some more of his character, and it felt like some of the dialogue was ad lib, but I could have done with less explosions and more Stark.
    Did you stay through all the credits? They set up the next movie.

  7. KM Wilsher says:

    Uh — Lynn, we missed the credits. (had to p so bad :0)

  8. lbdiamond says:

    I totally want to see this movie!!!

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