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Iron Man 2 (2010) – The Road to the Avengers

This article is part three of an ongoing feature on my blog, “The Road to the Avengers“, which hopes to convey my thoughts on the current films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, culminating on my thoughts of The Avengers when it is released on Friday, May 4th.

I had terribly high hopes for Iron Man 2 coming off of Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk when I saw it in theaters two years ago. I recall walking out of the theater thoroughly entertained but the more I thought about the film the less satisfying it felt. Was it simply the fact that Iron Man was no longer fresh and ripe for the picking? I don’t think so. The film has some fundamental flaws. The action and special effects are top-notch, but some of the elements that made Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk so brilliant were simply not present in this highly anticipated sequel. I’m going to take a different approach to this article and break it into these sections:

  • What I liked about the film
  • What I disliked about the film
  • What I feel could’ve been done differently
  • The film’s ties to The Avengers

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Iron Man (2008) – The Road to the Avengers

This article is part one of an ongoing feature on my blog, “The Road to the Avengers“, which hopes to convey my thoughts on the current films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, culminating on my thoughts of The Avengers when it is released on Friday, May 4th.

Iron Man (2008) came out of nowhere for many people. While comic book fans know Tony Stark quite well, Iron Man had never enjoyed the kind of success that, say, Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, or the X-Men had enjoyed up until 2008. However, the film released with an electric buzz, drawing even those with no love for comics into the theater for the thrill ride. Its success makes sense, looking back at it. Iron Man is a perfect vehicle for sleek, sexy technology (special effects) and the casting of Robert Downey Jr. ensured we’d be in for a ride with a charming and witty Tony Stark.

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