Africasgateway.com

Ironman 2

TATEguru v.2K9

  • AG Moderator
  • AG Veteran
  • *****
    • Posts: 5537
    • REP: +13/-20
    • Gender:Male
  • HIPHOCALYPSE MOVEment
    • View Profile
    • www.myspace.com/hiphocalypse
Thoughts? Loved? Hated?

Comic geeks? Casual action movie goers?

deac where you at? Put that copy of new moon down you have been summonded.


Lord Deacon Of Frost

  • Deac>>>>>>YOU
  • AG O.G.
  • *
    • Posts: 8710
    • REP: +44/-39
    • Gender:Male
  • You shall DIE!
    • View Profile
YOU DARE SUMMON ME

Aiight First impression,I'm finna go head and give it between a 3 and a 3.5 out of 5. The plot is a bit too convoluted, there's like a trillion subplots and although they eventually come together in an acceptable way, the taste of a rush job never left my mouth. One or maybe two rewrites could've fixed a lot.

There's only three action scenes in the movie, although the final fight lasts for roughly 20-30 minutes. Whiplash in his final armor ( fight should've lasted longer) looks little like  Crimson Dynamo armor with whips attached shoulda made that shit more original.

the whiplash armor from the comics is fine as is and woulda made a nice change having tony fight a character similar to his size instead of a sequel to the warmonger fight from part 1


The biggest problem in my opinion is the humor. It's like they tried to force as many jokes as possible into every scene and it just doesn't work. Characters seldom have any dialogue that doesn't feature smart-a** remarks, sarcasm, pointless bantering and/or one-liners. Problem is, too little of them are actually funny, the rest is just 'meh, move along'.

The good shit then. While Favreau is still limited as an action director, he spazzed out on destruction. The Monaco fight features some of the most ridiculously awesome destruction I've recently seen in a movie. Don Cheadle nails Rhodey. At first it was like alright, but when he first puts on the Mark-II armor, his whole demeanor screams Rhodey! Scarlett is sexy like hell and has a nice extended a**-kicking scene. A special stand-out scene for me was Tony... drunk! That's right, Tony gets wasted in one scene and it's as awkward as you'd expect seeing a billionaire inside a robotic armor flaunting around.

Final thoughts: the movie is enjoyable but flawed. It's going to take some time to decide where it should be ranked amongst the other superhero movies still hates dark knight. In the end everything does fit but it lacks focus. I dunno, I probably have a better opinion after my second viewing,

That not good enough for ya?


TATEguru v.2K9

  • AG Moderator
  • AG Veteran
  • *****
    • Posts: 5537
    • REP: +13/-20
    • Gender:Male
  • HIPHOCALYPSE MOVEment
    • View Profile
    • www.myspace.com/hiphocalypse
I agree with a lot of your points. The lack of focus is evident. I think Favreau (sp) was trying to please as many people as he could.

Rumour has it they had the Dark Knight and Avatar in their sights i.t.o. filmmaking achievements and box office. HA! This is nothing revolutionary. Just a good popcorn flick thats about it.

Pros: R8 Droptop, Scarlett Jo, Avengers initiative!!!!
Cons: Cheese all over the script, Limited character development, Multiple Subplots none of which really engaged me...

6/10.


Lord Deacon Of Frost

  • Deac>>>>>>YOU
  • AG O.G.
  • *
    • Posts: 8710
    • REP: +44/-39
    • Gender:Male
  • You shall DIE!
    • View Profile
meanwhile over at marvel












Does this not please thee

That not good enough for ya?


TATEguru v.2K9

  • AG Moderator
  • AG Veteran
  • *****
    • Posts: 5537
    • REP: +13/-20
    • Gender:Male
  • HIPHOCALYPSE MOVEment
    • View Profile
    • www.myspace.com/hiphocalypse
I wonder what the script for the Thor movie is going to be like. I doubt they will be able to sell the idea of him being a you know...Norse GOD to the christian west PG13ers.

I guess they could run it with the story from the Ultimates where you're not really sure if he is immortal or just a psychopath with delusions of grandeur.

That hammer made a big hole in New Mexico though...

How do you feel about Tom Hiddleston as Loki?:

(was I the only one thinking it would be Bruce Banner at the bottom of that crater?)
« Last Edit: May 11, 2010, 09:28:58 PM by TATEguru v.2K9 »


Lord Deacon Of Frost

  • Deac>>>>>>YOU
  • AG O.G.
  • *
    • Posts: 8710
    • REP: +44/-39
    • Gender:Male
  • You shall DIE!
    • View Profile
the movie will be set in asgard the christians can fall back

That not good enough for ya?


A pimp named Sarkozy

  • AG Veteran
  • *****
    • Posts: 5202
    • REP: +17/-52
  • Thorough-bred
    • View Profile
Scarlet Johansson is one fine hot broad in black hair!!!!