Iron Man 2 (2010)
Director: Jon Favreau
Screenwriter: Justin Theroux
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Don Cheadle, Samuel L. Jackson, Jon Favreau / Paul Bettany / Clark Gregg / Kate Mara / John Slattery
Genre: Science Fiction / Action / Adventure
Region: United States
Released: 2010-05-07 (Mainland China/USA)
Series:  Iron Man 2
Runtime: 124 minutes
Also known as: Iron Man 2 (Hong Kong) / Iron Man 2 (Taiwan) / Iron Man 2
Rating: IMDB 6.9 / Rotten Tomatoes 71%
Iron Man Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr., Robert Downey) refused to hand over the latest technology at the Congressional hearing. At the same time, he discovered that the micro arc reactor on his chest was rapidly poisoning the blood with palladium metal. The frustrated Tony handed Starkâ€™s president to Secretary Pozi (Gwyneth Paltrow), who was solely responsible for the ongoing Stark Expo in New York. Poz transferred an assistant from the legal department Natalie (Scarlett Johansson) to care for Tony. Tonyâ€™s high-profile appearance in front of the media caused dissatisfaction with his fatherâ€™s colleague, Ivan (Mickey Rourke). In order to take revenge, he inherited his father’s business and developed a set of equipment comparable to the steel suit. Ivanâ€™s technology caught the attention of Tonyâ€™s rival, Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell), an arms dealer. He managed to hijack Ivan from prison and secretly research to replace Iron Man. Just when Tony was suffering from the frustration caused by palladium metal poisoning, he discovered that Natalie was originally responsible for a secret mission, and his waywardness also led to a confrontation with his friend, Air Force Colonel Ronnie (Don Cheadle). Seeing that the situation is about to get out of control…
“Iron Man 2” is a 2010 superhero film directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, the billionaire inventor who dons the Iron Man suit to fight crime. The film also stars Gwyneth Paltrow as Stark’s assistant Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle as Stark’s friend and ally James “Rhodey” Rhodes, and Mickey Rourke as the villainous Ivan Vanko.
The movie explores themes of power, responsibility, and the dangers of technology. It also touches on issues of family, legacy, and the consequences of greed.
The film received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the performances and action sequences, while others criticized the film for being too formulaic and lacking the freshness of the original “Iron Man” film. Despite this, it was a commercial success, grossing over $623 million worldwide.
“Iron Man 2” is known for its action-packed set pieces, witty banter between the characters, and the introduction of new heroes and villains to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is also notable for its post-credits scene, which sets up the events of the crossover film “The Avengers.”