Tony Stark is back in the lime lights, now basking the fame and glory which his feats in the Iron Man suit have claimed. However, the world peace which he and his suit have helped make, is fast crashing because of his and the government’s lack of awareness that someone also knew how to build the suits. Tony will have to brave new threats and his own arc reactor to remain alive.
*Spoilers are forever lurking, though I don’t think I give out huge ones. So be on the guard if you’re very serious about watching this movie*
Tony Stark returns!!! And sadly, so does his jerkish attitude. I know a lot of people get upset over how self-filled he is, but honestly, I wasn’t a bit surprised that Tony had returned to his normal self. He may of done good works, but when one is not cleansed in the changing power of Jesus, than sooner or later, people will slip back into their old ways. Tony is still very much a hero in many respects but he’s also a very lost sinner who needs saving. Anyway, past that fact, I enjoy Tony’s character quite a lot, actually. He’s got a fun sense of humor and seeing him interact with other people is fun!
Also returning is the amazing Pepper Potts. Seriously, I haven’t liked a female lead this much since Princess Leia. She’s calm, she knows what needs to be done, she can completely handle Mr Tony, the Can-Be-Difficult, and she can speak her mind without sounding sassy. She’s a a great feminine role model and I can’t bear to think that I could be a less of a helpmeet to my future husband as she was to Tony Stark. Seriously. I honestly don’t think Tony doesn’t really understand what a jewel he’s got. To keep from rambling further, just know that Pepper is a new role model of mine and that she’s my favorite Marvel female character. 😀 😀 😀
Okay, onto other characters.
This guy. WHAT A CREEP! Oh my gosh, what a CREEP! An excellent villain who I didn’t like at all; this guy was covered from head to toe in tattooes, he had this chilling calmness that just go on my nerves… but his whiplash thing was super cool.
Oooh. I’ve waited A LONG time to see Black Widow in action. This. girl. rocks. I love her fighting skills and absolute coolness in the thick of action. She’s level headed and focused. Her fight scene in the hallway is very amazing: I loved seeing her physical fighting and also all the gadgets she used to bring down the bad guys. I’M SO EXCITED TO SEE HER RETURN IN THE AVENGERS!
There was a lot more immodesty in this film than the other (in fact, more than in any other Marvel film I’ve seen). We have to be careful about that aspect of movies, and there was just too much for us to be comfortable. Even Natasha (Black Widow) wore too many revealing dresses (she even changed in the back of a car! 8-O) So, that’s a big minus.
I did enjoy the plot, even though it felt a little weak. Subplots were cool. Finally hearing about the Avengers was awesome. Tony and Pepper are in a “stable-ish” relationship now! 😄 *Squeeeeee* They’d better get their game together in Iron Man 3!
One aspect I REALLY loved was the multi-generational vision which was presented throughout the film. It was small but there, loud and clear. In the beginning, Tony says that it’s all about leaving a legacy to the future children of America. And *SPOILERS* discovers a videotaped message from Howard Stark to him, in which his father tells him that he depended on Tony to continue his work with the advanced technology and that out of all his creations, Tony is his greatest. I was so happy during that scene, I could have cried.
Now, for my usual swamp of pictures. If you stick to the end, you’ll also discover a bonus video which I couldn’t wait to share. It has nothing to do with Iron Man, actually, but with my new favorite Shield Agent, Coulson. 😀 Considering Agent Coulson is in both Iron Man movies, I think it’s okay to share on this post. 😄
And here’s the short: Something Funny Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer:
Love. It. Nuff. Said. Go, SHEILD!