Play in the arcade now.
Recently, some friends took me to see Iron Man 2. I like superhero movies, my favorites being the Spider-Man movies. However, Iron Man never piqued my interest. I never read any of the comics or saw the first film. But, I went to see the film anyway, going in with low expectations. I was pleasantly surprised.
First off, the film didn't have nearly as much action as the first film, or so my friends told me. However, I can say that when there was fighting, it was great. If you ask me, a good portion this film was a comedy. Many parts made me and the rest of the theater's audience bust out laughing.
Another good thing is you don't have to see the first movie to see the second. I asked my friends afterwards and they said few of the characters were reoccurring. There were no real problems with not understanding the plot either.
Speaking of the plot, let me fill you in. Iron Man, a.k.a. Tony Stark is a real hothead playboy living the good life. He is a scientist and very smart. However, he acts like a class clown in just about every scene. He is fighting with the Senate about whether he should have to turn over the schematics to make Iron Man suits to the government. The government insists that it is a weapon and thus should be turned over to the military. They also say that other countries are working on Iron Man suits of their own. Tony states that his suit is not a weapon and he refuses to turn over his invention to anyone. At this point, one of the biggest slime balls of the movie makes himself known. Justin Hammer is a weapons manufacturer who wants his own line of armored combat units to upstage Tony Stark's Iron Man suit.
Meanwhile, a man by the name of Ivan Vanko is working on a similar technology to kill Tony Stark. He blames Tony and Tony's father for the death of his own father. When he is first defeated by Tony Stark, he is brought to prison. However, he is later broken out of jail by Justin Hammer. Justin bribes Ivan to try to get him to help make his armored combat units. Ivan does help, but he goes in an entirely different direction, making the armored combat droids instead. He says that droids are better. "Humans make mistakes, droids don't."
And, an entirely different problem is going on at the same time. Tony's friend, Lt. Colonel James Rhodes takes a different Iron Man suit from Tony and turns it over to the military. He does this because Tony is wasted at a party making a complete fool out of himself and James claims that he has no right to use the armor if this is how he will act.
I want to go on, but if I do, there will be spoilers. I will stop here so that everyone can enjoy the rest of the story. Let me tell you all, after this good movie, I plan on seeing the first one as well.
Oh yeah, and one more thing. Be sure to stay after the credits role, there is a bonus scene afterwards revealing something important...