I Watched a Movie: Iron Man 2


Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) life as industrialist-turned-wisecracking superhero hasn’t gotten any easier after his debut as Iron Man. He’s still the bad boy playboy industrialist and he’s even worse in the sequel for good reason.

Stark is dying. The miraculous invention that had saved his life in the first film is also killing him and the genius inventor of the Iron Man suit has no idea what to do to stop it. He’s tried everything and has told no one since he’s, after all, Tony Stark. If he can’t figure it out, then what’s the point of asking?

And that’s where the fun begins.
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Trailer time: Iron Man 2

I’m not sure I want this. Iron Man beating the hell out of even more machines sounds like a fun time, but the first game also featured one of the crazier spikes in difficulty I’ve experienced in a while. It was like the game had a sudden mood swing and decided to hurl unavoidable waves of missiles and ordinance at you until you were ash. This wasn’t like Ninja Gaiden or Devil May Cry 3, games that made you fully aware of their hate for you early on. The first Iron Man practically betrayed you. It wasn’t a bad-looking game, though — just not particularly fun for me.