Snap: Big budget sequel to the first movie adaptation of Marvel Studio’s Iron Man that promises to be bigger, better and babe-ier (if that’s even a word.) Unfortunately, as wonderful as the characters are, and the action wasn’t exactly shit, it just seems like a convoluted excuse to set up the much rumoured “Avengers” story where S.H.I.E.L.D brings a group of superheroes to battle the forces of evil. Apart from seeing some Avengers related paraphernalia, the story doesn’t seem to mind speeding along, leaving little room for character development. Which to me, is essential for the audience to identify with the struggles presented in a film. Ultimately, the tin man had no heart. [2.5/5]
Love: A quote by Whiplash (Micky Rourke): “Trust me. Drones better.” I think this is the best quote in the movie, delivered in a gutteral Russian accent. You can be sure this will be my reply to whenever someone expresses doubt over any of my abilities. Anyway, Iron Man armour is cool. There is a reason why we’re drawn to a live action version, and that’s because as Howard Stark said, “Anything is possible with technology.” and the Iron Man armour personifies that, hence.. it is supercool. Oh, War Machine makes an appearance too.
Hate: It was a decent story of Tony Starke exorcising some demons and getting over some Daddy issues, but it’s nothing to rave about. There were no real plot twists, or even a mature one to begin with. The introduction of S.H.I.E.L.D was a tad unnecessary although it added a Deus Ex Machina to the already shambling plot. But hey, Iron Man gets his level up and gets to play with the triforce! Oh, War Machine makes an appearance too.