Prevue Iron Man 2 DPS
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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When it comes to ‘comic book’ films, the second is often the
best. Without having to spend half the film establishing
who’s who and what not, the sequel can throw us straight
into the action. However, this freedom to go for broke doesn’t
guarantee success. With this in mind, fans of the man in
the iron suit have been hoping Jon Favreau can avoid the
dreaded trap of the sub-standard sequel. Don’t worry, he’s
delivered – and then some!
Tony Stark (Downey Jnr.) is revelling in the global
notoriety he’s generated after announcing himself as
Iron Man. Thanks to him most global conflicts have ended,
effectively, he’s “privatised world peace.” However, the U.S.
Government aren’t quite so accepting of the Billionaire
playboy’s approach to law and order, exerting pressure on
him to divulge the secrets of his technology. Stark, however,
stubbornly keeps his cards close to his chest, trusting only
his closest friends Pepper Pots (Paltrow) and Lt. Col James
‘Rhodey’ Rhodes (Cheadle).
However, Stark isn’t the only inventive soul in the world.
Locked away from prying eyes is Ivan Vanko (Rourke). Quietly,
he has been developing both a hatred of Stark and some
high-tech weaponry of his own. Once ready, Vanko, armed
with a mean set of lethal ‘light whips’, heads out to cause
some serious havoc as the monstrous Whiplash. Vanko’s
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confrontation with Stark spikes the interest of one of his
main business rivals, Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell). Hammer
decides to help fund Vanko’s technology and soon they’ve
produced a deathly robot army. Massively out gunned,
Rhodey suggests that Iron Man get a little help in the form of
War Machine – a badass version of Stark’s super suit, a suit
Rhodey happily volunteers to jump inside. And so, the fight to
keep the peace begins.
With two covert anti-terror agents from S.H.I.E.L.D:
Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Black Widow (Scarlett
Johansson) thrown into the mix too, there was a fear that
some of the narrative would be lost. Happily, Favreau has
avoided making this a mess and the action and throw away
humour, especially from Downey Jnr, rarely let up.
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Iron Man,The Dark Knight, Spiderman 2
STARRING Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow,
Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke
DIRECTOR Jon Favreau
CERTIFICATE 12A (TBC)
RELEASE DATE April 30
A Closer Vue
• Sam Rockwell was one of the original choices to
play the part of Tony Stark in Iron Man, the part
that eventually went to Robert Downey Jnr.
• There was some debate as to whether Samuel L.
Jackson would return. Eventually, he reportedly
signed to reprise his role as Nick Fury in nine
• The character of Vanko is a combination of both
Crimson Dynamo and supervillain Whiplash who
both originate in the original comics.
Fans were hoping that Jon
Favreau could avoid the dreaded
trap of the sub-standard sequel.
Don’t worry, he’s delivered – and
IRON MAN 2