Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke, Clark Gregg
Iron Man went on to become the popular super-hero of Earth, bringing about peace in parts of the world where others failed. Tony Stark (Downey Jr.) the man who pilots the Iron Man, started getting a lot of fame and attention which he too is enjoying. The US government though is not happy with Tony Stark and want him to hand over the suit for military purposes, which he refuses to do. Meanwhile, in central Russia, Ivan Vanko (Rourke) creates a suit similar to the Iron Man and attacks Tony Stark at Monaco. Apparently Ivan and Tony's fathers knew each other and Ivan blames Tony's father for his family's demise and seeks revenge. With the world realising that terrorists could have gotten hold of the technology earlier than predicted, the Iron Man becomes a threat to society. Additionally, the palladium used to power Tony's heart is poisoning his body and he cannot develop the antidote for it. Realising that he is going to die very soon, he appoints his secretary Pepper (Paltrow) in charge of the company and tries to enjoy life to the fullest, something which can have disastrous results. The movie is a vast improvement from what we had seen in the earlier version with a different and unconventional plot which comes as a big relief. What it missed out on was some serious and highly destructive action, which came only towards the end and which actually wasn't up to the mark. It would have been great fun if the movie had come out in 3D. Don't leave your seats too soon cause there is an Easter egg for you to see after the credits get over.
Thumbs up: Fresh plot, an improvement from the first movie
Thumbs down: Bland action for a movie of its kind