Director: Jon Favreau
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson
We went to print before we could see a sneak preview, but there's a lot of excitement about Iron Man 2 at Time Out Towers. Why? The trailer is just so goosebump-inducingly cool, that's why.
Okay, the first Iron Man got a solid ‘average' from most critics. And while we doubt this second instalment is going to win any awards, we do suspect it'll be a whole lot of fun. All that boring business of building a back story is over with thanks to Iron Man number 1, allowing plenty of room in this film for what Iron Man 2's core audience really wants: action, action, action.
So back to that trailer. Robert Downey Jr wisecracks, Mickey Rourke wields electrified whips and a bad Russian accent, Scarlett Johansson kicks ass in a catsuit and heavy guitar riffs crunch on the soundtrack. Iron Man 2 isn't pretending to be anything it's not - what you see is what you get, and if you like the sound of that trailer, here's what to do: buy a massive bucket of popcorn, disengage your brain and seek out the biggest screen and the best surround sound you can find. Enjoy. Laura Chubb
Release Date: April 29, 2010
Total Box Office (Gross): 8,270,731
Total Box (Admission): 254,883