Iron Man 2 | Chicago Reader

Iron Man 2

More light comedy and heavy armaments, in a sequel machine-tooled to replicate the 2008 original. The first third is terrific, with Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow striking sparks and a thrilling action sequence in which villain Mickey Rourke, outfitted with a pair of electric lashes, saunters around the track at the Grand Prix cutting racecars in half. After that the movie settles into a series of ho-hum conflicts and complications, and the requisite slam-bang ending is perfunctory at best. Jon Favreau directed; with Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Garry Shandling.



  • Jon Favreau


  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Don Cheadle
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Sam Rockwell
  • Mickey Rourke
  • Samuel Jackson
  • Clark Gregg
  • John Slattery
  • Garry Shandling
  • Jon Favreau


  • Kevin Feige
  • Louis D'Esposito
  • Denis Stewart
  • Jon Favreau
  • Susan Downey
  • Stan Lee
  • Alan Fine
  • David Maisel

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