For the first Iron Man film, I took my staff out to see the film as part of an "off-site IT meeting" so there was no chance this was not going to happen again with the sequel. With our popcorn, hot dogs and sodas in hand we were treated to a superb sequel from Jon Favreau that brought us War Machine (Don Cheadle), more chemistry between Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), a cool villain in Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke) and we finally get more of old one eye himself, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) . This time out the government is trying to force ownership of the Mark 4 suit while Stark's competitors are trying to steal his arc reactor tech to make their own battle suits with the son of a fellow scientist seeking revenge for the discrediting and deportation of his favor by Tony's father who helped him develop the original arc reactor technology all the while Tony is being slowly killed by the element that fuels his suit. The film makes a good sequel and does set up Marvel to launch their other tie-in films that will hopefully get us to The Avengers movie in 2012. Be sure to stick through the credits to see what other hero will be coming our way and swinging.
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