I saw Iron Man 2 a few days ago after anticpating this sequel since the first movie came out!!
I was not disappointed, in fact the new Iron Man is so great I'm seeing it again in a few days...
As before Robert Downey Jr was perfect as Tony Stark, I cannot think of any other person playing this role. Iron Man has always been a favourite Marvel hero of mine and so far I feel the films have definitely done him justice.
This film is more than a sequel, it continues on directly where the last finished and adding more characters from the marvel world, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury was a highlight for me, just added that something to the movie. I feel the whole thing is building up to something very special indeed.... ;)
Don Cheadle took over as Rhodey and he was superb, Mickey Rourke as Whiplash was possibly under used, but he was a fab bad guy, I enjoyed his performance very much.
Some said the film was a bit slow at times or adding too much back story to the characters, however I enjoyed every second. Back story to me is as important as the action ( and Iron Man 2 certainly had plenty of action!) Even the comics focus on back story and character as well as action so why should the film be any differant?
The action scenes were fantastic, great special effects, and the end piece left me begging for more! So yet again I'm highly anticpating the next installment...