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Harry says IRON MAN 2 hits the sweet spot over and over again!

IRON MAN was a damn good first foray into the character of Tony Stark & IRON MAN - but I think just about everybody was a tad disappointed in the Iron Monger. That last act just wasn't quite as super-awesome as the first two-thirds. In IRON MAN 2 - it kicks it up several notches across the board. For the first time, we really get a glimpse at the self-destructive Tony Stark - not the Demon in the Bottle storyline we all cherish, but something equally strong. Tony is addicted to being IRON MAN - the rush and thrill of being in that armor and knowing there's nothing on the planet that can even come close. He's cocky, but he has a secret that is killing him, literally. The palladium he uses to help power that awesome bit of tech in his chest is slowly, but surely poisoning his system and will result in his death. In addition - the various mods he's done to the IRON MAN armor is eating through the palladium batteries in an increasingly quickening pace. He's been working on trying to come up with another power source, but he's continually thwarted. Meanwhile - all at the same time we're introduced to Mickey Rourke's Ivan Vanko aka Whiplash. He's the son of a brilliant physicist that worked with Tony's father in designing the large version of what's in Tony's chest. Ivan's father has raised Mickey with a hatred for the Stark family, which he blames for the ruin of his life - he's become a ruined drunken shell of the man he should have been. The genius that worked in the shadow of the figurehead - at least, that's how Ivan sees it. Once he sees Iron Man in action - he begins to work on his own miniaturization and being brilliant - he gets it up and running and creates the Whiplash outfit to take out Tony. All at the same time - we're also introduced to Sam Rockwell's Justin Hammer - who is kinda like a Michael Dell to Tony Stark's Steve Jobs. He struggles to project an image that is to Tony, second nature. Justin rather desperately wants to be Tony Stark - he wants Tony's genius, his women, his fame and adulation. But he's just not quite that good. He can't quite crack the magic 8% of Tony's brain that gives him a decade's edge on everyone else. The scenes with Tony and Justin are classic. The dialogue is so sharp, so incredibly well delivered between Rockwell and Downey - that I really do think that it can't get better. And yet it does. Garry Shandling's Senator Stern is just an incredible ass. And he plays it effortlessly. His last scene of the film is particularly awesome. He's somebody that looks at the IRON MAN tech and gets wet just thinking about an army of IRON MEN serving the interests of the United States. Frankly, the thought kinda scares the shit out of me... while also thinking that'd be cool. But the thing that is just fucking outstanding about the film is that every single character has motivations and I understand where they're coming from. It is impossible to watch Downey's Tony Stark and not be quite a bit concerned about the direction he could take. Here's a man that has "privatized world peace" - snuffing out the problems of the world unilaterally. We hear that he kicked ass in Darfur, put down terrorist cells, basically - if there's been a place where trouble has sprung up - he's taken care of it - and without taxpayers fitting a single bill. Without a single American life being taken. BUT - he's also a crazy womanizing philanderer - who will recklessly put himself in a Formula One Racing Car in Monaco - without any prior notice... What happens if something goes wrong, suddenly we're back to the way things were. That's where Don Cheadle's Lt. Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes comes in. He's Tony's best friend, but even he realizes that this is too much power for good, to be squandered upon someone that just isn't a responsible adult, much less the sort of Hero that he has been trained to be. I love that. Then there's Scarlett Johansson's Natalie Rushman / Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow - She comes into this as a preternaturally fucking goddess that steps in to fill Pepper Potts shoes as Tony's assistant - as Pepper gets appointed to fill Tony's position as head of STARK INTERNATIONAL. Now - as you can see - there's a ton going on. Every character has a reason for being, a reason to be exactly where they are. Take for example Jon Favreau's Happy Hogan. I don't know about you, but I was kind of embarrassed by how little Hogan had to do in the first IRON MAN. Here. Here, he's not only the driver and the bodyguard - but he's got the ever so slight goofy wannabe badass, that Hogan never was. BUT - once Whiplash shows up in Monaco - just fucking watch Happy Hogan and Pepper Potts. These are the comic characters in full bloom. I REALLY LOVE THEM. Everything leading up to the MONACO sequence is wonderful setup. Seriously Once Whiplash appears and the world watches the first SuperVillain vs the first Superhero - and it is a brutal fight. There is significant doubt that Tony could survive what happens - and the world saw it live. It emboldens the U.S. military to take action, it super-charges Justin Hammer to do whatever it takes to close the gap. It motivates S.H.I.E.L.D. to take a more pro-active role in the life of Tony Stark - and it puts a kink in Tony - his blood poisoning is getting closer to terminal. He holes up in his house, trying to work on a solution, but his symptoms are fucking with him. He has a birthday, he gets trashed... while wearing the armor... and it is a very fun, yet sobering scene that follows... Most best friends have had a night like this with their best friends, but... well, you'll see. So much of IRON MAN 2 is just effortlessly better than what came before, but the stuff that I loved at a level I wasn't really prepared to - was the scenes focusing on Tony Stark's father, Howard Stark played perfectly by MAD MEN's John Slattery. These scenes are not flashbacks, but 16mm footage of his Father - that he turns to as he's trying to solve the terminal problem facing him. I absolutely feel that these glimpses at Tony's father show us the beginning of the demon in the bottle that might come up later with Tony. Slattery's role is tiny, but he puts so much honest soul into the character that it informs and textures everything. You can see the asshole in Howard Stark that created the monster that created Mickey's Ivan Vanko. You can also see how Tony didn't have a strong male role model, due to his Dad being obsessed with work that led to him being the superpowered BOY that Tony is. I love that Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper Potts is overwhelmed by everything that Tony's putting on her plate. I love how Sam Jackson's Nick Fury grows colder on Tony - to drive Tony to do what Tony needs to do. I continue to love Paul Bettany's voice as Jarvis. Clark Gregg becomes even more fascinating as Agent Coulson. AND MOST OF ALL... I FUCKING LOVE THE ACTION of the film. I love that this is full on Marvel Science Fiction. The entire last act just fucking rocks balls! I was concerned as I watched the Monaco sequence, that this would not be topped for the rest of the film. It is awesome. If you've been watching the TV Spots - you see a bit of the actual Whiplash vs IRON MAN in Monaco sequence - but frankly, once IRON MAN shows up... your ass was already blown away by Happy Hogan versus Whiplash. No Shit! I'm telling you - AWESOMERY! Sure - there's a bit of Lucille Ball to Paltrow's Pepper Potts in the car - but I love that. She's freaking out. Fuck, given what's going on, I bet most of us would be freaking the fuck out. There's a crazy ass bastard with lightning whips just cutting through steel and concrete and it is scary and visceral as all hell. And... it isn't the best sequence of the film. IRON MAN 2 is comic movie crack! I remember how I was after I saw SPIDER-MAN 2. It felt like the world finally fucking got it. I thought we'd always have films increasingly badass from that point - and SPIDER-MAN 3 was not better. And I got a tad sad. When you see a comic book movie that is absolutely the best of what that character can be on screen - it is euphoric. Something to celebrate, to revel in. I've been a comic geek my entire life. I remember when Bob Layton really began blowing my mind with IRON MAN. This is that... but on film... with hundreds of talented awesome artists, technicians and craftsmen all supporting that vision. We may not have a lot of Comic Book awesome coming this summer, but frankly - this is all I need. I'll be seeing this a bunch - and I can not wait to see this movie destroy my nephew's brain tomorrow night. Seriously - his 9 year old noggin just will not be able to process how great this is. Every character is what it should be. The only problem with IRON MAN 2 is this. It really does throw a challenge to Kenneth Branagh on THOR, to Joe Johnston on CAPTAIN AMERICA and Joss Whedon on THE AVENGERS. IRON MAN 2 is in the tradition of the great 2nd films in the series we love the second films from. You know the titles. This will be like those experiences... where you were scared that it was going to be watered down, you were worried that there was going to be too much to juggle, when you were terrified it was just going to pander to kids. No. IRON MAN 2 is made for us - all of us. Now - I have a challenge for all of you. There's a moment in this film - that is a shot from behind of Gwyneth and Scarlett walking up some stairs. Scarlett is in a black dress. Try to see if you can even see Gwyneth in the shot. I know she was there - but all I could stare at was Scarlett's pendulum swinging back and forth up those stairs - and I was done hypnotized. I bet you will too. And btw... When she goes full Black Widow... you'll geek out pretty hard. I promise. She's perfect.

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  • April 26, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST


    by Fixxxer

    Sorry, never got to do that in 13 years of reading this site.

  • April 26, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST


    by Squadoosh

    where hav all the comments gone?

  • April 26, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST


    by mvckalel

  • April 26, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    So I take it this is as good as...

    by mvckalel

    The Dark Knight? Or is it a different type of superhero sequel?

  • April 26, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    so harry???

    by pepino

    Its dudewithsecrets full of shit about his/her big spoiler???

  • April 26, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    I Prefer One Villain Per Film

    by WriteFromLeft

    Or villains acting as one team, in the case of Superman II, which is still my favorite. I'm old school and still prefer a film that approaches storytelling as an entertainment instead of an exercise in nihilism. That said, I hope this film does manage to pull a rabbit out of a hat and succeed where a lot of others have petered out after the first act.

  • April 26, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    looking forward to this one

    by sewiz

    Hope Harry isn't being over enthusiastic, as he is want to do.

  • April 26, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Any hints regarding the expected...

    by Shermdawg credit scene? Will we see a certain someone? Will that certain someone be in costume?

  • April 26, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    No rust on ironman! wow, i remember the first review header...

    by OutlawsDelejos

    I'm either Rain Man or just sad, or a sad rain man.

  • April 26, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    One of the rare moments I wish I was Harry...

    by Somerichs

    I wanna see this RIGHT now.. :)

  • April 26, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST


    by SeXX ED

  • April 26, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST



    Very different to DARK KNIGHT. Honestly to me - that's the best DC superhero movie. This and SPIDER-MAN 2 are the best MARVEL superhero movies. On a pretty even keel. I think IRON MAN 2 might be the single most fun Superhero movie that I've seen. The last third of the movie is a comic book fever dream!

  • April 26, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    On second thought though...

    by Shermdawg

    What does A GOD need with a post credit scene?

  • April 26, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry, are you the first to review it?

    by SeXX ED

  • April 26, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST



    Technically - there's only 1 villain in the film. But honestly, I kinda feel there are no villains, just a bunch of awesome characters.

  • April 26, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    by Darth Hater

  • April 26, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    After the movie credits???

    by RpgSama

    Harry, you didn't even mention if something really cool happens after that, you don't have to spoil the fun, we know there is a scene there, i want to know if it was worth it, if it links very well with the avengers and if we get to see any new superheroes in costume for the first time???

  • April 26, 2010, 11:18 p.m. CST



    when I saw the film, that scene wasn't on. It is my understanding that the version I see tomorrow night will have that shot on.

  • April 26, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Sexx ED


    First that I know of

  • April 26, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Jeeze what's with the delay

    by Darth Hater

    there was no one NO ONE. Oh yeah, I need to see this movie now. Click heels together "there's no place like watching Iron man 2, there's no place like watching Iron man 2,there's no place like watching Iron man 2,"

  • April 26, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST



    the scene wasn't on the print I saw last week. Allegedly possibly I'll see tomorrow.

  • April 26, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST


    by SeXX ED

  • April 26, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST


    by RpgSama

    I KNOW IT IN MY BONES. Or at least a mention of what is supossed to make the avengers form, what kind of threat...

  • April 26, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Then There Is Hope

    by WriteFromLeft

    "No villains, just a bunch of awesome characters." Now that's interesting.

  • April 26, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST


    by ShadowVision

    Harry, does Whiplash get an upgrade? Also,does he remain Whiplash or become the Crimson Dynamo?

  • April 26, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Friday can't come sooner

    by RpgSama

    I have a bad case of mononucleosis, but who cares i will fucking wear a bubble suit to go to the premiere...

  • April 26, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    I can't wait to see Stan Lee's cameo.

    by Shermdawg

  • April 26, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    I just got back from seeing the losers

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    that movie was all kinds of fucking awesome, i know the summer is young but i can't see a film being funner then the losers, i had a smile on my face from start to finish<P>i'm sure ironman 2 will be a better film, but funner, i'll hold my breath

  • April 26, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    It'd be nice if this cameo references the...

    by Shermdawg

    ...aftermath of his Incredible Hulk cameo somehow.

  • April 26, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Sounds terrible.



  • April 26, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    i personally, can't wait

    by RPLocke

    Eff the haters. They hate Avatar and Shutter Island but flock to shit like Alice in Wonderland?

  • April 26, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Pepino, I'll answer and I didn't see the movie.

    by critch

    Of COURSE he's full of shit. Harry said so in a reply in the very same talkback. Dude then went on to slam Harry for not reviewing it, for daring to make money on the site, and when he was called on it, called me a alt. He's undoubtedly someone's alt who wanted to get a couple days of fanboys sucking his cock and wasn't expecting to get called on it.

  • April 26, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST



    blink and you'll miss it. Seriously. It is there, then it is gone. Briefest cameo yet.

  • April 26, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    the post-credit scene


    If I see it tomorrow night - and it has either Thor or Captain America in it... And they're in costume. I'll just weep like a baby, cuz that's the kinda cherry that would make this the ultimate dessert.

  • April 26, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Harry's positive reviews

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    I like Harry, I respect him as a true movie geek but ever since his glowing review of The Lovely Bones I just can't trust any more of his overwhelmingly positive reviews. The Lovely Bones was one of the worst movies I saw last year/early this year... I love Peter Jackson, love the book but the movie was terrible.

  • April 26, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST

    IMDB poster says..for what it's worth...

    by critch

    Post-credit scene has them finding Thor's hammer in the desert.

  • April 26, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST



    Um, yeah. Guy has his head totally up in his own ass.

  • April 26, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Thank you Harry

    by liljuniorbrown

    I was just complaining about the lack of IronMan 2 news. Can't wait for this one.

  • April 26, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST


    by pepino

    thanks.I was worried about what was said about the movie,now I know im going to enjoy it!

  • April 27, 2010, 12:01 a.m. CST

    "Briefest cameo yet."

    by Shermdawg

    Crap.<br><br> Oh well, maybe they're saving him for a scene in Captain America or The Avengers as one of Steve Rogers' old friends he'll visit after he thaws out.

  • April 27, 2010, 12:01 a.m. CST

    And i forgot harry...

    by pepino

    tell del toro that after he finishes with the hobbit that he should remake a santo movie!!!

  • April 27, 2010, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Tony Stark makes you feel

    by Ricky Retardo

  • April 27, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Tony Stark makes you feel

    by Ricky Retardo

    he's a cool exec, with a heart of steel.

  • April 27, 2010, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Kid Idioteque

    by s8ntmark

    Then don't go see it! Problem Solved, you're welcome!

  • April 27, 2010, 12:08 a.m. CST

    i dont wanna get hype but dont think i can resist

    by nymetsfan2191

    im trying not to get too hyped but reading this isn't helping. i try not to get hype about movies anymore since they let you down most of the time except dark knight. and recently transformers 2 really made me not want to fall into hype for movie. but i think i have to be excited for this movie

  • April 27, 2010, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Harry re early criticisms

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Its a movie about Tony Stark with only a little Iron Man, and some of the story related to building up for Avengers ? <p> Am not saying they are valid criticisms because there are only a few reviews out there and I haven't seen it, but what do you think ? <p>

  • April 27, 2010, 12:14 a.m. CST

    this coming from the guy who loved Godzilla and AOTC

    by Rupee88

    and how many Iron Man ads are on this site...well the review may be spot on and very honest, but just saying it all makes you wonder..

  • April 27, 2010, 12:31 a.m. CST

    before you all get excited...

    by v1cious

    Harry also liked Spider Man 3.

  • April 27, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    I heard

    by GhostDad

    Gwyneth Paltrow gets punched in the face.

  • April 27, 2010, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Reviews from the UK are panning the film...


    I tend to avoid a lot of cynical European reviews on film and videogames because of a cynical outlook that even puts a lot of Talkbackers to shame.

  • April 27, 2010, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Seriously, Harry?

    by filmsavior

    This is really disappointing. What a lazy review of nothingness. This is one of the biggest films of the year -- it doesn't come out for another 1 1/2 weeks. Why not take your time and write something worthwhile. This is sad. And I've defended you and followed your site for a long time. Sad. Goodnight Fonzie. That shark done bit your ass.

  • April 27, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST


    by themanwhojaped

    Oh thank christ. I can't wait for this. YES!

  • April 27, 2010, 12:45 a.m. CST

    I just want to know one thing!

    by ghostofrorschach

    Will IM2 pop a geek's boner even if it's a clit? I gotta know!

  • April 27, 2010, 12:46 a.m. CST




  • April 27, 2010, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Who the fuck cares?

    by RaptorJesus

    I know I'm going to anger all the Marevl geeks, but Ironman 1 was nothing special. I love downey, and loved his performance and enjoyed the movie, but the character is flawed. There is only so much you can do. I love that Marvel is going forth with a single universe (although they need to get the rights back for FF and SM) but IM2 is not going to be that much more amazing than IM1. When your protagisnt is a rich narcacist with a superpowered suit, useless without it and with the willpower of a carrot then the movie becomes about the action scenes even if indirectly. Good superhero movies are about struggles and growth, with the action being incidental. IM2? I'll enjoy it, but I think I think GL will be the only really good comic book movie out of the current ones filming. Harry: You need to allow for some basic fucking editing in forum posts. Jesus.

  • April 27, 2010, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Hey duders, Captain America was in the first one

    by RPLocke

    Not the person, but his shield was on Stark's worktable when he was building the silver suit.

  • April 27, 2010, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Here's another review www.FanboyWeb.COM

    by james4543

  • April 27, 2010, 12:59 a.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    What the fuck do you like? Underworld? Fucking Serenity?

  • April 27, 2010, 1:01 a.m. CST


    by TehCreepyThinMan

    Lesbians make EVERYTHING better unless, of course, they're butch diesel dykes of the Roseanne Barr/Rosie O'Donnell variety. Fuck me, just thinking about those two wretched pigs fucking each other made my cock freeze solid.

  • April 27, 2010, 1:01 a.m. CST

    sorry fat man

    by phoenixmagida5th

    I read the novel of the film and I disagree with u 100 percent on the happy hogan shit. what farv has done here is given himself a bigger role than m night has in any of his films. It took me right out of reading the novel at points I'm sure it will take many people out of the film too. This isn't like sly and rambo this is a minor role that he decided to turn into a staring role to satisfy his ego. The happy stuff is corny and unfunny on the race course and takes you out of the coolness of whiplashe's attack to bring wacky. C3po and r2d2 comedy with happy and pepper. Also black widow is wasted. All she does is that one inflitration of hammer's base and beats up some guards that don't matter only. To tell iron man what he already and the audience already knows...that whiplash is at the stark expo its a waste of a excellent character. Though I can't expect much from u since u liked godzilla 98 and then flipped flopped on your reviews on hurt locker and bruno. Your a sell out for vip screenings from the director or studio that u will give anything a pass fat man

  • April 27, 2010, 1:05 a.m. CST


    by TehCreepyThinMan

    Maybe a scene where Tony is fucking Pepper from behind and donkey punches her head clean off her bony shoulders......and it doesn't stop him from finishing.

  • April 27, 2010, 1:21 a.m. CST


    by phoenixmagida5th

    Happy hogan is in almost every fucking scene of the movie with lines. Not just in the background like the first film and a few lines here and there. Every fucking scene. He gets more screen time than the actual characters of iron man and war machine do.. not tony or rhodey but their alter egos are hardly in the flick

  • April 27, 2010, 1:25 a.m. CST

    FUCK YOU www.FanboyWeb.COM

    by oisin5199_

    Get out of here you spamming piece of shit. Nobody cares about your stupid fucking website. You make me sick. <p> Off topic, but this is a funny story. The 2 idiots at Nuke the Fridge couldn't get along so the fat little bastard named Luis Love or some shit broke off and started the Fanboyweb. It is so fucking pathetic that after all these years, these idiots still have to resort to spamming AintitCool talkbacks in a desperate attempt to get visitors. <p> Note to NTF, Fanboyweb and Luis Lovehandles - Maybe this is the reason why nobody on the internet will ever take any of you seriously. Think?

  • April 27, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST


    by oisin5199_

    You can't predict a movie based on the novelization. Those are never the same.

  • April 27, 2010, 1:33 a.m. CST

    This movie will make enough money to fund a country

    by DOGSOUP

  • April 27, 2010, 1:36 a.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Novels are almost ALWAYS based on early drafts of a movie. I bet Harry's part is cut down to nearly nothing in the final print.

  • April 27, 2010, 1:36 a.m. CST

    Oh hells yeah now I am even MORE excited for this!

    by CurlySue

  • April 27, 2010, 1:36 a.m. CST

    What's the score like?

    by mr

  • April 27, 2010, 1:38 a.m. CST

    yes u are correct

    by phoenixmagida5th

    Most of these novels are based on the first draft so many things change. In fact from the trailers alone I can see some changes but also I can tell from the trailers reviews and clips and stills I've seen that many of the parts that don't work are still in the film. Why do you think the only clip they show of black widow is here flipping and beating up that one guard? Because that is the most action see does in the whole. Film. She doesn't team up with iron man or war machine. She doenst have a fight with whiplash who yes does builds himself a full suit for his final attack. All she does is beat up some guards who don't matter. In a scene that ultimatley doesn't effect the events occuring at the location where iron man and war machine and whiplash are at. She is wasted.

  • April 27, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST


    by james4543

    That story sounded like what happen between AICN & HitFIX

  • April 27, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST

    phoenixmagida5th dude stop being a buzzkill.

    by DOGSOUP

    Why is it seen as people's job to piss in everyone's cheerios? Honestly, right or not, what the fuck do you get out of this? Let's say I see this movie and come back and go "OMFG phoenixmagida5th!!! Ur totes right bout teh Iron mans 2! I wisheded dat I aint never seens it tanks ter ur advise!!!", would you pop a boner?

  • April 27, 2010, 1:49 a.m. CST



    I feel the same way, if i see Thor i will most likely fall on the floor and have a seizure right in the theater :P

  • April 27, 2010, 1:50 a.m. CST



    you read the novel? Well then, you really know what you're talking about. The actual living performances of the actors and the image when not limited to that sad excuse of an imagination of yours - but in the hands of actors like Robert Downey Jr, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke, Jon Favreau, Sam Jackson, Don Cheadle, Scarlett, Gwyneth, Shandling, etc.... How they deliver the lines, the improv in the film, versus an adaptation by a novelist that had only an early draft of the script to go from. Yeah, you got the lowdown, that's for sure.

  • April 27, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Sarcasm FTW

    by DOGSOUP

  • April 27, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Harry - There was a screen in Los Angeles also..

    by james4543

  • April 27, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Screening that is :)

    by james4543

  • April 27, 2010, 1:55 a.m. CST

    Harry regarding Black Widow...

    by vadakinX

    In the trailers, the brief shots of her show her with an American accent. But she's a spy so it could be fake, right? Any hint of a Russian accent at all? <p> And obviously you won't tell us if Whiplash becomes Crimson Dynamo for the climax but is there any hint of the Mandarin? <p> Tell us the whole wait that would be stupid. I really want to know is if Widow has the accent at all in the movie,

  • April 27, 2010, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Written by the bad guy from Charlies Angels: Full Throttle.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    On his second ever script. Hard to comprehend but fuck this looks good.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Was not impressed by the first Iron Man

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    So this one probably won't be for me, nothing about any of the trailers have put me at quarter-mast, even. I do love the cast though, RDJ is solid (should have been nominated for his supporting role in Zodiac) however I get a total "meh" vibe from everything regarding this movie. I guess the next big movie for me that I'm really looking forward to is Toy Story 3, in the mean time I'll probably just go see Kick Ass again.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Oh for God's sake...

    by PlugHED

    ...Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle isn't THAT bad. Total (semi) guilty pleasure, and it's a great way to weed out people at the end of a long "night-o-fun". Oh, and it had sexy nuns. I like sexy nuns.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Saw it, it sucks

    by theplant

    It's crap. Harry and can you write this review ? This movie is a piece of crap pandering to the lowest common denominator. It's slow, boring, and some scenes don't make sense, like this idiot scene where one prisoner takes Rourke place to... die ? Who would do that ?

  • April 27, 2010, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Not that Full Throttle was trashed.

    by PlugHED

  • April 27, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST

    "All style over substance"

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    <P>"Strongly in need of a reboot, Iron Man 2 is as confused and disillusioned as it’s protagonist" <P> <P> hahahaha Sounds like an "epic masterpiece"

  • April 27, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Reviews are right down the line.

    by Jimbonx

    Was pumped after Harrys review then read a few bad then a few good?? whats going on?

  • April 27, 2010, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Well, the Iron Man love didn't last long

    by RPLocke

    Everyone was fawning all over the first one a few years ago. Now, not so much.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Oh hey look, a Synopsis instead of a review. Thanks Harry.

    by Cash907

    Jesus Christ dude, did you even bother to take a film critique class, or did your check to Phoenix Online bounce?

  • April 27, 2010, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Macgruber: 100% at Rotten Tomatoes

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    Sure, it's only gathered six reviews so far but I find that amusing; could it actually be good? The reviewers all seem to agree that it's a really fucking funny movie. I'm... intrigued...

  • April 27, 2010, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Great that you saw it Harry, but I've learned that you don't

    by V'Shael

    really have the same taste in movies that you used to. So I have to take this review with a pinch of salt, and wait (and hope) that someone who's opinion still matters will chime in.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:44 a.m. CST

    James Cameron...

    by BendersShinyAss mentoring Spiderman the way nolan is for superman. Harry, i suspect you'll be eating your words over Spiderman 2. That movie was crap.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Agree Cash907 and Filmsavior

    by DudeWithSecrets

    Pepino, notice how he didn't acutally tell us anything, especially who dies...Glad you picked up on that scoop I posted at IMDB about the after the credit sequence Critch. Glad you always have my back.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:52 a.m. CST

    um...not to be a typical negative talkbacker...

    by heavenlykid

    but Kick Ass could use some Harry love. That movie is better than boobs and apparently it's making no money. Anything coming?

  • April 27, 2010, 2:53 a.m. CST

    And Macgruber Is Great

    by DudeWithSecrets

    Saw it at SXSW. Far funnier than you would expect it to be so much so that it catches you off guard. I have no doubt that this will blow up into the Hangover of the year. Although it's funnier.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Kick Ass

    by DudeWithSecrets

    Five times the movie Iron Man 2 is. The comic movie of the summer is already out.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:54 a.m. CST

    No KickAss review from Harry?

    by Jimbonx

    thats odd

  • April 27, 2010, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Chris Evans was cast...

    by SimonDunkle

    Only a few weeks ago. Wouldn't it be too late to do a Cap America cameo? Unless they just show an extra in costume from behind.

  • April 27, 2010, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Go Iron Man!

    by hallmitchell

    I can't wait until thursday. I'm also busting for the EASTER EGG.

  • April 27, 2010, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Absolutely no discussion of its 'filmic' qualities...

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Direction? Editing? Cinematography? Music? You know, all those elements that can make or break a movie?

  • April 27, 2010, 4:29 a.m. CST


    by Thrillhouse77

    Nope. Just arousing and titillating tits and ass and badass actors acting like badasses. <p> P.S. I love badasses, tits, and asses as much as the next guy, but I'm with you - let's hear something about the fucking MOVIE-MAKING!

  • April 27, 2010, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Your one spoiler Heavy Mofo

    by Phategod2

    I had to read this article like skipping ever other sentence.

  • April 27, 2010, 5 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Jon Favreau called me up crying, he said thanks so much for the review big fella - they're murdering the flick elsewhere - but I knew I could rely on you... Checks in the mail.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:03 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    *SPOILER*<p> Scarlett's ass is better than Gwyneth's ass.<p> That's the main point I took away from that review.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:11 a.m. CST

    Ass does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Scarlett's ass = my ass in seat.<p>I'm a simple man with simple tastes, you can keep your flashy CGI and your wishy washy War Machine, they do nowt for me... but Scarlett's ass going up them thar stairs - by 'eck. I'll be there to see that. Right, I will.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:17 a.m. CST

    So does Paltrow get her face slugged?

    by umbral_shadow_

    C'mon Harry spill the beans. Let me guess, she gets bitch slapped by Black Widow, thus eliminating any controversy.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:23 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Scarlett's ass going up stairs. What imax was invented for.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:23 a.m. CST

    So When Is The DVD Coming Out?

    by LaserPants

    That's when I'll be half-heartedly watching this. It sounds very "whatever."

  • April 27, 2010, 5:25 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Jon Favreau called me up crying. He'd misplaced his 'private reel' of Scarlett's ass going up stairs.<p> "Um, John... Do we really need a 25th take of this?"<p> "Yes, Scarlett. Actually wardrobe, can we make that skirt just a little tighter?"

  • April 27, 2010, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Not great

    by Shoegeezer

    It's pretty underwhelming, nowhere near as good as the first. Not enough Iron Man, too much other crap. Waaay too much Favreau, Monaco sequence was really nothing special, too much time trying to sell you an Avengers movie when you just want to see an Iron Man one, Rockwell and Rourke were great, they looked like they were having fun yet still got the job done. Everyone else was just goofing off (Roger from Mad Men was great too with his boozey Disney tomorrowland style film).

  • April 27, 2010, 5:37 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    God, I hope it's a long staircase. Maybe even a spiral one, for an even better angle.<p> Can someone post the exact time that Scarlett's ass goes up stairs so I can just jump into the theater for that moment, I'm not really interested in the rest of the film.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:39 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Next week projectionists are going to be the envy of the male world. At every showing of IRON MAN 2, 47 minutes in, they'll get to watch again and again, as Scarlett's ass goes up stairs.<p> Lucky, lucky bastards.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:46 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    One happy day i'll have it on blu-ray. I'll set that moment to loop and all day long the only image on my tv screen will be Scarlett's ass going up stairs.<p> I might just go to bed now and try and sleep until the blu-ray's released to make the time go quicker.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Suprise, suprise

    by mastes360

    Nearly all the reviews i have read say the film is pretty terrible yet Harry loves it, you realy couldn't see this coming could you.

  • April 27, 2010, 6:17 a.m. CST

    Here's a clip of Iron Man using the suitcase suit

    by BumLove

  • April 27, 2010, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Need some more reviews out there

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Saw the one from the Mirror, but from what I have heard the Mirror it makes Harry look credible. <p> One reviewer who seemed more balanced that either Harry and the Mirror, conclusion was: <p> "Overall, I don’t think Iron Man 2 is anywhere near as good as the first film, It’s let down by the amount it’s trying to squeeze in to the movie with the Avengers story and all the new additional characters but overall it’s certainly going to please some but will equally bemuse others." <p> Sounds like a better Spider-Man 3 from that review. <p> Will be interesting to read some more. <p> My wife suprisingly loved Kick-Ass (thought it would be too violent for her, wasn't). Hope I am proved wrong, but with her not ever reading comics and not being excited about (or care about) Avengers, think this one could fall flat for her and the non-comic geeks. Pre-sale on tickets will give this movie great opening numbers will see how it goes after that. <p>

  • April 27, 2010, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Does it have Horse Mounted Gatling Guns?

    by savagedave

    Thats the deal breaker for me.

  • April 27, 2010, 6:52 a.m. CST

    wht is the score like

    by ORIONgods

  • April 27, 2010, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Harry is DEAD

    by Shoegeezer

    wrong about this movie.

  • April 27, 2010, 6:59 a.m. CST

    We Need a Top Ten Bootie Call-in Harry

    by tphile2

    Is Scarletts bootie shot more awesome than Cameron Diaz shaking hers in Charlies Angels? or Zoe Saldana's in anything? Sybil Danning in Battle Beyond the Stars deserves a nomination The world needs an all time great bootie shots list

  • April 27, 2010, 7:02 a.m. CST

    SO... What you're saying is, the movie sucks balls?

    by LargoJr

    I don't care WHAT you say Harry... I'm STILL going to see this, and YOU CAN'T STOP ME

  • April 27, 2010, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Harry, what about the Gweneth's punch to the face?

    by AsimovLives

    I bet thats the thing in most people's minds in here, how was the punch?

  • April 27, 2010, 7:14 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    or what gets inserted into that ass nightly.

  • April 27, 2010, 7:15 a.m. CST

    And Harry, old boy, you don't think that...

    by AsimovLives

    ... that the world got it with BATMAN BEGINS and THE DARK KNIGHT too? I love SPIDER-MAN 2, i bought the DVD, but BATMAN BEGINS is even better. And THE DARK KNIGHT is even better then BATMAN BEGINS. What says you, friend?

  • April 27, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Fuck The UK Tabloids and Press

    by Kakii

    I'd ignore most of the negative UK newspaper reviews as those guys are just leaches and scumbags who know jack shit about films. The UK press prides its self in building things up to savagely knock it down! With Downeys new found success, he's now prime meat for the tabloids to try and ruin. Most of the ones Ive read know little of comic books and their characters and what this film is to represent and be. Im really looking forward to making my own mind up on Friday, after the travesty of Wolverine I doubt this movie can go far wrong.

  • April 27, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • April 27, 2010, 7:25 a.m. CST

    But Harry...

    by Fifthrate

    how do you really feel?

  • April 27, 2010, 7:34 a.m. CST

    How many people have actually read Demon in the Bottle story?

    by moorE12

    Everyone on this site talks about it, and references it, but how many people actually read the Iron Man comics that dealt with that story line? I know I never have, but I know of it. I just wish everyone would stop acting like that is the Holy Grail of Iron Man stories when they haven't even read it.

  • April 27, 2010, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Scarlet's ass...

    by umbral_shadow_

    is going to be the most memorable thing about this film. Paltrow's skinny rear does not compare, although if she offered it to me I wouldn't say no...

  • April 27, 2010, 7:38 a.m. CST

    So Harry thinks...

    by I AM ROCKO

    ...that TDK is the best DC superhero film ever made? Er what about Donner's 1978 "Superman". Despite the dated effects, that is the template for ALL superhero films. No "Superman"- no "IM2". It deserves respect for this reason and also in my book is the best superhero film ever made, especially the extended edition...

  • April 27, 2010, 7:41 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Paltrow's ass is the entree, but Scarlett's is the main course. Goldie Hawn's ass is actually on offer as the dessert but most people are just settling for coffee.

  • April 27, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    "Meesa Loved Him!"...

    by innominatus

    ...three words that officially disqualify you from ever having an opinion about ANYthing. EVER. That having been said, here's hoping IM2 meets or exceeds the original...

  • April 27, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Harry's taste in film bombad. Muey muey big poodu.

  • April 27, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Have read 5 reviews for this

    by barnaby jones

    only Harry's is glowing.

  • April 27, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Harry loved Mummy Returns

    by umbral_shadow_

    You have to understand he has the mind of a child. Hence glowing reviews for TPM, Mummy Returns and other buckets of shit I can't recall right now. You may as well ask your 10 year old nephew for a review rather than reading one of Harry's.

  • April 27, 2010, 8:04 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Of course Superman is the greatest comic book movie of all time. <p> By far.

  • April 27, 2010, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Most talkbackers agree. Harrys reviews have no teeth.

    by V'Shael

    Not everyone agrees as to why. Personally, I don't think it's because of bribery. I think he just loves cinema too much. Kind of like food. Rather than have a discerning appetite, he has a voracious one.

  • April 27, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST

    100% Confirmed...

    by Crusher Creel saw Iron Man 2?

  • April 27, 2010, 8:54 a.m. CST

    I won't lie---my ass'll be in a theater seat for this one

    by HapaPapa72

    Too much good sounds like it outweighs whatever might be not so good in this. I'm there. Scarlett's ass is a bonus.

  • April 27, 2010, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Scarlett's pendulum vs. Cameron's magic swirling ass

    by terry1978

    Which one wins, Harry?

  • April 27, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST


    by fireclown

    Once again: THe villian progression must go: 1: Stane 2: Mandarin 3: FIN FANG FOOM! and we can keep scarletts ass too. I'm a big fan.

  • April 27, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I understand your love for SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE. My love for it is more limited. I explain. I really love the scenes set in Krypton and Smallville. The movie is at it's best in those scenes. I also loved the fortress of solitude scenes. But the whole stuff in Metropolis, not so much. Seems the movie doesn't know what it wants to be, if a serious movie or a goofy comedy. Sometimes tries both and fails. Therefore, for me SUPERMn is a flawed movie. The stuff i like, i really love. The stuff i don't, i just don't.<br><br>For me, the best comic movie ever made is THE DARK KNIGHT, bar none. Only BATMAN BEGINS cames close.

  • April 27, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Harry, is this an Iron Man movie or a Black Widow commercial?

    by Circean6

    I just want to know that the movie is about what I paid for and not yet another FF/Silver Surfer, Daredevil/Elektra, Bond/Jynx, Wolverine/Everybody who was ever in a Marvel Comic with an X in the title.

  • April 27, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Spider-Man 2 is a great comic book movie

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Dark Knight is a great movie

  • April 27, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    My understanding of having a lot of love for cinema is that you descriminate between the good and smart stuff and the dumb ass shit. The way i see it, if you love cinema, you will not suffer fools gladly from bad movies.

  • April 27, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I think you hit the nail in the head.

  • April 27, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Can someone please explain...

    by ndoty_sa

    the running "Jon Favreau crying" reference? I've been following all the IM2 stories, but seemed to have missed this one. Kinda like I missed the "Kurt Russell laughing" story and had to be schooled!

  • April 27, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    And yet Harry says nothing about Gweneth's punch

    by AsimovLives

    Makes me wonder if he actually saw the movie. I kid, i kid! Or do I?

  • April 27, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Asi, it's nail *on* the head, my Portugese friend.<p> Nail in the head sounds kinda painful.

  • April 27, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Also in regards to asses...

    by ndoty_sa

    Paltrow's in the Shallow Hal g-string scene was incredible. I'd take hers over Lardy McLardle Scarlett's anyday. Wait, what am I saying? I'm a loser...

  • April 27, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Um sorry why did Favreau turn down or was not offered

    by MobileAccess


  • April 27, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    C'mn, Harry tell us about the infamous Gweneth's punch

    by AsimovLives

    Tell us about the scene where Gweneth got punched in the face. answer once and for all if that is actually in the movie, or if it was one just big case of much ado about nothing. Remember the whole internet hoolahoop about it? Enlight us.

  • April 27, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    ndoty_sa it's a little meme that began a few tb's ago, in a thread about Gwyneth apparently being punched in the movie. According to Harry Jon Favreau called him up crying... Favreau has so far not commented on the alleged tears.<p> I'm sure you can find it if you look back at the tb list from last week... there's some funny shit there.

  • April 27, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Bill O' Reilly?

    by yodalovesyou

    Jesus, that's put me right off this film. I can't look at that cunt's face for more than two seconds without feeling nauseous. I don't want to see it on a big screen.

  • April 27, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    i am not trying to be a downer

    by phoenixmagida5th

    I'm very much looking forward to seeing the film. But its just the novel left me with a ton of concerns. And harry can you answer me this SPOILER************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** does the monaco scene still have that cliched moment where pepper and happy think whiplash is gonna kill them and happy blabs out to her that he has always loved her? Because if it does its just like the novel buddy. Also did they fix that so called final fight with whiplash and actually add a fight with whiplash?

  • April 27, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Harry, is this Spider-Man 3 or...

    by mvckalel

    Harry, is this like Spider-Man 3 where they tried to cram all the stories from villains and Spidey to be kinda like the main story of the film, or is this movie different in that Iron Man is the main story, while Black Widow, the Avengers thing and War Machine, along with Hammer are actually subplots that enhance the story? Or maybe they are just 'cameo'-type appearances, in that they were thrown (in a good way) to add a bit more of flavor into the mix? Just to give us a glimpse of what is to come? Basically, they didn't just throw Black Widow, War Machine, Hammer, into the mix because the story is boring and they needed to make things more exciting?

  • April 27, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    No after credits scene

    by andymc

    Was there one at yours we didnt have one, I keep hearing about a Thor scene in the desert, The Captain America shield thing was genius

  • April 27, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I think i understand your point (no pun intended).

  • April 27, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    The Bitter Tears Of Jon Favreau

    by AsimovLives

    Let's see which geek understands the movie reference here.

  • April 27, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    by AsimovLives

  • April 27, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    The Gweneth Punch, dammit!!!

    by AsimovLives

  • April 27, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    I'll wait for Ebert's review

    by bat725

    I'm sure it'll be more credible than Harry's.

  • April 27, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    WOW!!! FINALLY Someone admits the fucking bad guy in 1 sucks!

    by Series7

    Yes Bridges was fucking awful as a villian in 1 and let down the whole movie, just made it boring. You get around any group of fanboys and you cannot say a bad work about Ironman 1 they won't stand for it. In fact they will escort you out of the convention hall.

  • April 27, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    @AsimovLives -

    by V'Shael

    If you love food, you could be a gourmet chef and weigh 100 lbs soaking wet. <br /><br />Or you could eat everything from pasta with white truffle oil, to microwaved pizza pockets and everything in between.<br /><br />Same applies to loving cinema. You either discriminate and have some semblance of taste, or you love it too much, so that everything tastes good and hits those little pleasure centres of the brain.<br /><br />Guess which type of cinema lover I think Harry is?

  • April 27, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    "..wannabe badass that Hogan never was.."

    by Bootskin

    ...what does that sentence mean?

  • April 27, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Yes, we'd all like to see Gwenyth take a repulsor blast

    by V'Shael

    to the face. But it's not going to happen. At least, not until the movie comes out on DVD and some creative fan editing makes it so!

  • April 27, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    3 Stars from Empire

    by DanboJohnJ

    and Total Film.'ll wait for the Bluray.

  • April 27, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Gwyneth has a face like a frog

    by umbral_shadow_

    but, what the hell, I'd still shoot my jizz on her face with Chris Martin watching. Then I'd say to Chris "You make shit music, but now listen to your wife make great music with me!"

  • April 27, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    THE DARK KNIGHT Raised The Bar For Superhero Movies

    by LaserPants

    to a level that fluke/hacks like Favreau can't reach. Wasn't he the guy who excreted Daredevil? I might be wrong on that, but I thought it was him. Anyways, I'm sure Iron Man 2 will probably be as mildly entertaining as the "just okay" Iron Man, but it sure as shit isn't something that has me excited to see it until it arrives on DVD at some point in the near future. I guess the next time we'll be treated to a really exceptionally awesome superhero flick will be Nolan's Batman 3 or "Nolan's" grandfathered Superman: Man of Steel. The ship has sailed on Marvel doing anything interesting anymore.

  • April 27, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    So, after watching that suitcase armor scene...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...I guess Whiplash is fast enough to dodge a repulsor blast at POINT-BLANK range?!?!<P>Allllllrighty then. Still looks cool, I suppose. But I hope the film is worthwhile, I enjoyed what they established with the first one.<P>Speaking of which, I thought the first film worked for two reasons:<P>1. The sheer charisma of Robert Downey Jr. and the fact that he appears to have been tailor-made for the role.<P>2. The Iron Man origin is not all that well known to the public-at-large. As a result, the origin story was something new and exciting and the fact that Iron Man is a tech-based hero lends a certain believability to his motivation and story-arc.<P>That being said, the Bridges/Stane reveal felt forced (since there wasn't an established villain at that point) and the showdown with the Iron Monger(?) was utterly pedestrian.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Didn't read this review

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I'm seeing it May 7th and don't want anything spoiled.<p> That said, are they ever gonna have a bad guy whose power is NOT based on Tony's own arc reactor? Is there some kinda unwritten rule that all the heros and villains must have that LED on their chest? Kee-rist. I could see Stane having it, because he stole the technology. Couldn't they have sourced Whiplash's power from something else? And Hammer's robot army--same thing.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    I'll shoot it on her face not to piss Chris Martin off, but simply because I'd WANT to do it. It would be an act of love.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Indeed. Great analogy.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    He was not a bad villain. But his villainry was rushed. What i didn't PERSONALLY liked about Bridge's villainry was that i was really liking his character, he had a palpable chemistry and onscreen friendship with Downey Jr. He was a good villain. but it was rushed at the end. That's the fail, as i see it.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Favraeu didn't directed DAREDEVIL, some other dude whose name i can't bother to recall did it. But it was not Favraeu. In fact, IRON MAN is his first comic book movie, so i believe.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Oh, Okay, I Don't Know Why I Thought That

    by LaserPants

    I thought the first Iron Man was okay, btw, just not great. I enjoyed it. This one will probably be okay too.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by AsimovLives

    Undoubtly that Robert Downey Jr was an important reason why IRON MAN worked. Who cna deny that? But i think two other people were alos very useful to the movie's sucess. Gweneth Paltrow had great chemistry with Downey Jr. I know it's fashionable to hate her in her,e but it's undeniable the two were great together onscreen. They had more chemistry then most movie romantic couples, and they were playing careless boss and long suffering employee. And then htere's Favraeu as the director. For some reason it seems that it's now cool to call Favraeu a hack, but i think otherwise, i think she showed much quality in his directing work for the first IRON MAN. I have hopes for the second movie.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    "i think she showed" = "i think he showed"

    by AsimovLives

  • April 27, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    To all the lukewarm, bordering on outright negative, reviews of IRON MAN 2 popping up over the internet, I say to hell with you.<p> Scarlett's ass going up stairs WILL be the cinematic event of the year. I believe in that ass. It won't let the expectant fans down.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I admit i was impressed with IRON MAN. Despiste the ending which doesn't completly fullfils the potential presented throuyghout the movie, as in, it felt rushed, despiste that misgivings, i really, really liked the movie. I don't like it as much as BATMAN BEGINS, which i love, and of course, can't even compare to THE DARK KNIGHT. but it's one damn good movie, as i see it. I was entertained and enjoyed it a lot. It felt like an honest movie. It felt like those who made it believed in it. And i find those positive qualities enthralling and contagious. I might never buy the DVD, but i'll always watch it glady whenever the oportunity comes.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Her her on Scarlett's ass. A true marvel of nature. As if i needee more reason to watch IRON MAN 2, Scarlett's presence just seals the deal and offers coffee.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Thank Odin this doesn't suck! I was getting worried.

    by Ganymede3001

    However, Harry, you gave up a major spoiler in your review. You said the mini arc-reactor is killing. By the movie posters, it's apparent that he has a new suit due to the triangle. So it's clear that he figured out how to circumvent the risk of wearing the suit. Next time put up a spoiler warning, otherwise it was a good review.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    What with this addiction to

  • April 27, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Yet another imperialist film from America

    by PTSDPete

    Fuck this.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    That's all the review I need.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    The extended cut of IRON MAN 2 will apparently feature a six minute sequence, a la the opening of JACKIE BROWN, in which the camera follows Scarlett's ass all the way to the top as she ascends Stark Tower.<p> It was thought to be 'too intense' to make the theatrical version.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Summary or Review?

    by david19

    Umm, no offense dude, but I was hoping for a review not a recap of the whole thing. I had to skim through the whole thing. Im avoiding everything until this comes out cause I need to go in with fresh eyes. I didnt read anything for the Losers and went in with high hopes and left bored and annoyed. Harry says good things about IM2, others are apparently saying bad things. I dont want to be biased so Im gunna go in and judge it for myself.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    and I'll have to change my name to Dudewithsecretions.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    A lot of the early UK reviews...

    by nukeboy1970

  • April 27, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    The Hollywood Reporter Review Paints This...

    by WriteFromLeft what I thought it might be--an incoherent mess. Might be worth a rental, though.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    A lot of the early UK reviews...

    by nukeboy1970

    ...were nagative about the first one too. So were a lot in the US. I will see the movie for myself and make up my own mind. I gave up trusting reviewers a long time ago.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Drew McWeeny Liked It

    by david19

    Thats pretty much all I need to know. Ive only disagreed with him a couple times.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Harry's corner Animation = dead giveaway

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    Is it just me, or does anyone else notice that whenever Harry has corner animation for a movie just coming out he jizzes himself and the whole site's editors jizz along with him? For the sake of this movie I hope his normal being wrong about a movie is actually right, or IM2 is gonna suck red fuzz covered chocolate balls.

  • April 27, 2010, noon CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    While the chemistry between RDJr and Paltrow was nice, I found it to be a given since they're both great actors. It's definitely a bonus, but it's not what carried the film. That honor belongs to RDJr.<P>As for Favreau, I certainly don't hate him or think him a "hack". However, I found his direction to be nothing more than serviceable. Not that there is anything wrong with that because, sometimes, that's all you need.

  • April 27, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    The Problem

    by Cannibal_Holocaust_Junior

    With the recent comic book movies is this: Spider-Man 1-2 are comic book fan geekery, plain and simple. But go back and watch them now and it becomes painfully apparent that Raimi was going for the sleight of hand effect where we saw the action sequences over the horrible, horrible acting. Just terrible. Spider-Man 3 was just a failure on all counts that could have been saved were they to have just used Sand Man. Now, Batman (the Nolan ones) would have worked weather or not they even had Wayne in them. They would have done just fine as, say, espionage thrillers or something. Especially TDK. That movie was excellent but I forgot about half way through that it even was a Batman story. Too much 'movie' and not enough 'comic'. Superman was a little different inasmuch as Donner tried to lighten them up with comic-like humor and such, but those scenes just felt off kilter. Otherwise, great flicks up until 3. Silly. Now Iron Man seems to suffer from may of the failures of all three of these other Comic Book movies but, somehow, it felt more whole and less forced. As for IM2, I'll be there geeking out just as I did for the original and, though it already feels like it could suffer from 'Far Too Much Going On'-itis, it remains to be seen.

  • April 27, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    WTF!? No spoiler warning.


    Not that I care, but im sure there be many geeks on here that shall raise they fist in shame. And raise they fist they shall.

  • April 27, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    *raising fist*

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    For shame Harry! Give a warning before spoiling

  • April 27, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Negative reviews matter not, this movie is critic proof.

    by Ganymede3001

    It's already tracking to financially best TDK.

  • April 27, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    "It's already tracking to financially best TDK."

    by LaserPants

    That's a rather dubious statement. Dubious to the point of absurdity. I'm sure it will do just fine, but it's not gonna make TDK numbers. No way.

  • April 27, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Shield: Project Defenders

    by donkingkong

    Get ready for a Doctor Strange-centric "Defenders" movie that fits into what Feige is now calling the "Marvel Cinematic Universe". Shield puts together a “remote viewing” paranormal special ops team ( After NASA has somehow made contact with a "Beyonder" (or Celestial, some sort of "magical" trans-dimensional entity like... ahem, an Asgardian perhaps) and Shield realizes it doesn't have the capabilities to know if this thing is a threat or not. This set's the premise for sort of multi-movie "Secret" War/Invasion storline... "The Defenders using "magic", science, brains, and brawn defeat a multidimensional/cosmic threat and save the day the way that Avengers can not." ( hurry before they take it down!) The team that Shield assembles to defend earth will ultimately be an eccentric group of of fringe science academia types culled together to form the "Defenders", the odd ducks to the more golden-child Avengers team if you will. Project "Defenders" consist of Doctor Strange leading the team, Namor, and the Hulk (Bruce Banner), and Henry Pym (AntMan). The story incorporates things from the bestselling magical/occult/secret society/new age stuff ala' Dan Brown. They'll be looking for a non-super hero type actor like Adrien Brody to play Dr. Strange, he'll be used to merge the magical other-dimensions like the Asgard Thor universe into the "realistic" IronMan universe to create an ongoing one-shots and upcoming Avengers/Defenders/Shield movies.

  • April 27, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Here's MY after the credits ending--

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Here's something like I expect to see in the after the credits ending: The door to TONY STARK'S WORK LAB buzzes RED as the DOORBELL rings to an electronic version of AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill". STARK: Come in. THE DOOR slides open to reveal NICK FURY. FURY: Trick or Treat. STARK: It's almost ready. Take a look. TONY STARK spins his chair around and lifts a round, metalic object up from the table behind him. STARK: Lightweight titanium alloy with the requested emblem etched on the surface. I even stenciled "Made in America" on the back. STARK flips CAPTAIN AMERICA'S SHEILD around. FURY: Nice touch. I suppose this means you're on board with PROJECT AMERICAN FREEDOM and the INITIATIVE. STARK: Maybe you haven't noticed that I don't generally work and play well with others. I have what they call "Latent Adolescence" in regard to my feelings of organized authority. FURY: Well, that's not what I'm here about. NICK FURY reaches into his black leather jacket and pulls a photograph from the inner pocket. FURY: Ever since the world started appreciating your handiwork on arc reactors and super hero playsuits, we've seen a rise on guys like Vanko and Hammer trying steal some of your thunder. Speaking of "hammer" with no pun intended, What do you make of this?" NICK FURY hands TONY STARK the grainy photograph. The image in the photo is a LARGE MEDIEVAL LOOKING HAMMER that has apparently been thrown into a structure, making a small crater with debris all around. STARK stares at the photo with AWE and CURIOSITY. The End.

  • April 27, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST


    by DustinBones

    I don't get all the attention. Ironman was a total popcorn flick, empty calories, not filling, just something to munch on to bide the time. I saw it, and never gave it a second thought. Everyone complains about empty garbage like Transformers, but go ape-shit over this? Can somebody please logically explain the difference?

  • April 27, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Scarlett's ass = box office gold

    by umbral_shadow_

    or should that be box ORIFICE gold, hehe.

  • April 27, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    i'm waiting for Thor

    by antonphd

    not so much because i love Thor from the marvel comics rather because i want to see kenneth have a hundred million plus budget to film a period piece.

  • April 27, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    PTSDPete=Commie Fag

    by butterbean

    Hah! I hope you weren't serious.

  • April 27, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Is Whiplash bulletproof?

    by drewlicious

    I'm kind of hoping he deflects bullets or something.....just because some of these elaborate supervillains could easily be taken out by any rookie cop.

  • April 27, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    The Hollywood Reporter trashes it.

    by fiester


  • April 27, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    This is where Harry worries me..

    by skimn

    .he's quoted as saying, "I can’t fucking tell you how amazing it is to actually… literally… see the Marvel Universe on screen. And it is much more evident here, than even in IRON a MARVEL fan – holy shit… they’re doing it. They’re actually fucking doing it. For the first time in our lives as crazy geeky fanboys… the MARVEL UNIVERSE is moving at 24 frames a second in a theater near us."<p>You won't find those quotes in the above review, but within Harry's review of Louis Leterrier's The Incredible Hulk. And its Harry's rabid puppy dog enthusiasm for Irom Man 2 that has me a bit concerned. Granted I'm sure it's good, but look at those quotes for Hulk...really Harry?

  • April 27, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Cowabunga... Is this the new look

    by adzigjo

    for the turtles movie? Has a dark look like the old comics... creepy but in a good way

  • April 27, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I hope Harry is right.

    by mojoman69

    Cause I am looking forward to this. I loved the first movie, it was everything I could want in an IM movie(except for no Mandarin) I would have rather seen Olga Kurylenko as the BW, but Scarlett is no slouch.

  • April 27, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    The Reluctant Austinite

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Not too shabby! Fits right in with the established tone we've seen so far.

  • April 27, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    i just read a huge advertisement for iron man 2.

    by alice133

    wheres the review?

  • April 27, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    always liked scarlett...

    by iwasredempted

    liked her in ghost world and other things but i didn't think she fit the black widow character. after seeing the trailer and some other footage i take it all back. she is a tasty piece of ass.

  • April 27, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    How about

    by lead_sharp

    a fucking SPOILER box Harry, this may have been said already but frustration wasn't going to allow me to read the tb.

  • April 27, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Glad I didnt read all of Harry's review

    by Stalkeye

    The guy was nearly giving the whole fucking movie away. pretty soon, he's gonna discourage ppl from seeing the sequel since they have a good idea what's to come.

  • April 27, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    is Scarjo's arse better than Selena's Baroness?

    by Stalkeye

    BSB? Anyone?

  • April 27, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Has 70% on rotten tomatoes

    by Sgtcrispytoast

    Base on 12 reviews.

  • April 27, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    All the reviews so far have been generally poor

    by Trazadone

    Whenever Harry exudes this much hyperbole I know that the film will stink. Harry, take a writing course and learn how to write. Your reviews always sound like they were written by a 13 year old.

  • April 27, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    2008 The Year of two Summer Blockbusters that

    by Stalkeye

    was Ironman and the Dark Knight.And all the crap combined from last summer can't hold a candle to either TDK or IM.<P>In all honesty, after IM2, there's not much else to look forward to this Summer.<p>At least there's backyard BBQ's,Pool parties and Netflix to tide me over till Autumn.

  • April 27, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Rotten Tomatoes is bull.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Variety's review is hardly anything more than an emphatic "meh," but Rotten Tomatoes counts that as a "Fresh."

  • April 27, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Great review Harry,really great.

    by ominus

    You just diminished all my doubts and worries i had about this sequel.Now i am really looking forward for this movie.7th May cant be close enough.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Stalkeye, you're forgetting a little movie called THE EXPENDABLES!!!!<p> August 13th... the day boys become men.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Rumored endscene has Thor standing next to...

    by Thanos0145

    a block of ice containing Captain America.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Although Scarlett's ass going up stairs promises to turn millions of pre-pubescent boys across the planet into men also. The ass will ascend and the balls will drop.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Can you tell that Genndy storyboarded all the action scenes?

    by future help

    I hope so.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Paltrow's in the Shallow Hal g-string scene

    by ominus<br /><p>But a scene with both Paltrow's and Scarlet's asses in the same frame must be epic.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Badass IM2 clip on IMDB

    by Admiral Nelson

    Okay, this has some spoilers (detailing IM's first encounter with Whiplash), but it's cool (ignore the animation ad at the beginning): -- I've watched this a dozen times, and this clip guaranteed my butt will be in the seat on opening day.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Kick Ass had 77 percent on RT too

    by RPLocke

    And no one saw it.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    My Bad Cobra

    by Stalkeye

    I did happen to see The Expendables trailer during the premiere of Kick Ass (yes Lockesbrokenleg, I saw Kick Ass and it was good.)and I was quite impressed.It's the who's who of action Movie heroes.Fuck, I'm going in just for the cameos alone.Hopefully Ex will revive the action genre. It's nice to take a breather from the shitload of IP related movies as of late.<p.Lundgren,Stallone,Schwartzenegger,Willis,li,Crews and Stratham=Ass in seat this August.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    IM2 logically is going to be a huge hit

    by ominus

    regardless of how bad it is.People loved the first one and RDJ is one of the hottest male stars right now.And i am glad that he regained his life and career back,the dude deserves it after all the personal battle he did to overcome his drug problem.and i am sure his lovely wife helped him a lot.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST


    by kidrobot71

    Most of the reviews for Iron Man 2 have been lukewarm to bad, even some of the positive reviews on RT aren't very positive. I wanted to hope for the best but now that Harry has slobbered all over how great it is I know it'll suck. Harry hasn't given an honest opinion in years.

  • April 27, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    ... On whether non-geeks will like..

    by VADER77

  • April 27, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    on whether non-geeks will like..

    by VADER77

    ..these movies or not... my 16 year old daughter LOVED "Ironman".. so take that however you like

  • April 27, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST


    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    First of all, what happened to the non-disclosure agreement?</p><p>Secondly, what's with hitting us with unannounced huge spoilers in the second paragraph?

  • April 27, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    you should be embarassed, Harry

    by mr teaspoon 5691/iron-man-2-reviews-range-from-unwatchable-to-awesome

  • April 27, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    You are forgetting that INCEPTION is going to be released in June.

  • April 27, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    The Tom Cruse movie Knight and Day comes out

    by RPLocke

    in July, I think That will be pretty big too. A Team will be moderately successful.

  • April 27, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST


    by david19

    Why are so many people seemingly happy that its bad?

  • April 27, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    With Inception, Chris Nolan will open our skulls

    by skimn

    like a zip lock bag. Take our quivering brain matter in his hands and shapen it to his liking like so much Playdoh. Then place the jelly like matter back into our skull sockets, and seal us up.<p>Expect severe mind fuckery...I think this could be his Matrix. A genre film to redefine the genre.

  • April 27, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Inception - alredy overrated

    by RPLocke

    prepare yourself for another Kick Ass boys!

  • April 27, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    All the stuff you said above is why i can't wait to watch INCEPTION. I showed the teaser and the trailer to a friend of mine, and he had to pick up his jaw from the floor.

  • April 27, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    tomorrow morning:)

    by theDannerDaliel

    Im seeing the film tomorrow at 11:35 ( bergen ,Norway) Steering clear of reviews untill then:) I just hope the print we get has the post-credits scene ive heard about!!!

  • April 27, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Your reason being? Because i'm really having trouble finding any compare between KICK ASS and INCEPTION.

  • April 27, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Asi, To be honest I never heard of Inception

    by Stalkeye

    until now. I'll have to look into this. The title alone sounds like a Nolanesque project.

  • April 27, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    ..Kick Ass was great, Inception, I

    by VADER77

    don't really know about. Looks like a different version of Dark City... seems like it has a similar line.??? don't really like DiCaprio, so not sure if I'll even see this.

  • April 27, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Nice Gaius!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    That's as good a version of mock screenwriting as I can do in Talkback format in 5 minutes! If I had spellcheck, I might haven even spelled "metallic" and "shield" correctly. Thanks for bothering to read my totally geeked out fan-play and for not ripping me a new arse for getting "the metal used in the shield" wrong or something. He he he.

  • April 27, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Scooped by Drudge: Hollywood Reporter

    by schulzcreative

    The Drudge Report has scoop you today, Harry. He earlier reported The Hollywood Reporter just released the first top review and they're less than enthusiastic. I guess I will be checking Drudge for my movie updates from now on.

  • April 27, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Just now scrolled up a few posts

    by Stalkeye

    and it just so happens to be a Nolan Movie. oh shit, I called it. Will check out the synopis once I get home, right now it's quitting time.

  • April 27, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST

    EMPIRE and Total Film reviews: 3 stars out of 5


    Sorry fans, looks like Harry is going overboard yet again in the name of loyalty.... apparently the second half of the movie sucks balls and is boring as hell

  • April 27, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Go Gadget, Go!

    by Anything But Tangerines

    This whole thing is a rip-off of Inspector Gadget. If you don't agree, at least I got a song stuck in your head so tell me how that tastes, bitch.

  • April 27, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    So was it like eating pussy harry?

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

  • April 27, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST



    the entire second half is a trailer for The Avengers..... im calling bullshit

  • April 27, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    I'm really looking forward to this

    by D o o d

    but to be honest with you, Kick-Ass will take some beating. No amount of hi-end cg and action is going to be a substitute for just an all round great comic book movie.<p>I know they're different movies and there's a place for both. All I'm saying is that Kick-Ass is as close to comic book storytelling as it gets!

  • April 27, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Over-hyped Inception viral marketing

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Here is some of the over-hyped Inception viral marketing that nobody has bother to report on yet obviously due being "over-hyped".<P> Nolan Interviews Dream Researchers in Inception Viral Video<P><P> Production Photos Released<P><P> Inception’s Dream Machine<P>

  • April 27, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    The Reluctant Austinite

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Ha! No worries, man.

  • April 27, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    The viral game for Tron 2 has better shit than Inception

    by RPLocke

  • April 27, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    If you're gonna go to The Drudge Report for your movie news, you might as well jump off a bridge right now. Just make sure you rip-up your Geek Credentials Card before you take the big plunge.

  • April 27, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    I read the Hollywood Reporter review

    by ominus

    when he says that the action sucked,at that moment the guy lost all his credibility as reviewer.The action was co-directed with the guy who made the awesome Samurai Jack cartoon.he knows his action,that why Favreu asked his help because he knew from the fans' feedback that he sucks in the direction of action scenes.<br /><p>so until now allow me to take Harry's review as the more sincere than the reviews of the other professional film critics.

  • April 27, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    sycophantic review

    by malificus

    Wow, no offense Harry but this is one of the worst reviews I've ever read, and frankly I don't believe a word of it. Just terrible, how exactly did you ever earn any sort of reviewer cred anyway? And it's not even so much that you really gave no useful info, it's just that there's no structure, no critical approach to the material, it reads like something a 12 year old would blather on a you tube review. Good god man, Roger Ebert is having himself lowered into an early grave just so he can spin in it.

  • April 27, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Notice the Jonah Hex reviews have been removed

    by savagedave

    Shame, I was trying to make AICN the number one google search result for HORSE MOUNTED GATLING GUNS.

  • April 27, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Stalkeye, INCEPTION is the new Nolan movie

    by AsimovLives

  • April 27, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    No faith in Harrys reviews anymore

    by angry_spacboy

    Sorry Harry, you've given too much cinematic shit a free pass on this site for year's now. I'll wait for Massawyrm's review before i go and see it.

  • April 27, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    for Captain America and Green Lantern.

  • April 27, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Quite frankly I don't think he's capable of disliking a movie. Maybe a JLo rom-com, but that's about it.

  • April 27, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Mystery solved.

  • April 27, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    "It's already tracking to financially best TDK."

    by FlyingToupee

    IM2 is tracking to have the biggest opening weekend in history, but it probably won't do TDK numbers in the end. Probably 450-75 Million if good, 325-350 million if it's just ok.

  • April 27, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    RE: Mr. Nice Gaius

    by schulzcreative

    It's called "sarcasm", asshole. Look it up.

  • April 27, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST


    by ominus

  • April 27, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Iron Man 2 will probably be okay...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    but really, Harry's 'reviews' are worth NOTHING. Was he ever going to not like this? What a joke.<p> Iron Man 1 was hugely over-rated. It was fun, but the action was mediocre. It did what it said on the tin, and that's all. Favreau doesn't go above and beyond; he's a competent journeyman, nothing more. The difference between Iron Man and TDK was very marked two summers ago; it emblemized the difference between a good superhero movie and a great superhero movie (although TDK is itself massively over-rated by the fanboy hordes). Still, TDK was a great movie. <p>Inception will be the only thing really worth watching this summer, I think. Nolan and Cameron are the only two blockbuster directors that knock it out of the park every time. Only DiCraprio's presence as the lead - being one of the most milquetoast and unconvincing A-listers out there - is reason to doubt.

  • April 27, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST


    by ominus

    From someone in the imdb forums who claims that he saw the film:<br /><p><br />Remote desert (much like the scenery for Iron Man 1)<br />Agent Coulson is on the phone to the government heads whilst in the background a huge crater, about 20 feet wide, is being examined by a group of military agents. Could it be the leavings of The Hulk?<br />Close up on Coulson "We can't find him anywhere"<br />Cut back to crater and a close up on an object,just resting on the lip of the crater... <br /><br /><p>i think that he is not lying since such kind of a scene is more likeable to have been filmed rathen than a scene with the Thor and Cap in person since the production of those films have just started.

  • April 27, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Ditto, shithead!<P>;^)

  • April 27, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    The Brits have spoken...

    by AlmightyBong

    It's 77% on Rottentomatoes UK. Harry's review encourages higher expectations but most critiques I've read say that the 2008 Iron Man was better. I know that IM2 is gonna be good, but it will be a lot better if we do not expect too much, which Harry seems to be asking us to do...

  • April 27, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    After Credit Spoiler... does it really come in after all the credits? Cos if so how many audience members got a chance of seeing that? If you've got kids with you forget about it.<p> Unless they show some blooper footage with the credits, cos that'll keep me in my seat. Particularly if they've got some alternate takes of Scarlett's ass going up stairs.

  • April 27, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Oh, i was waiting when someone would turn this thread into a TDK lovefest thread.

  • April 27, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    without taxpayers fitting a single bill.

    by 300 monkeys

  • April 27, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    comes into this as a preternaturally fucking goddess that steps

    by 300 monkeys

  • April 27, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST


    by Criticsarelame

    Does anyone go to the movies to have fun anymore? Does it always have to be the next big thing? Does it always have to blow your mind? Can it not be just a fun night at the movies? I'm 33 and I fucking love the FUN of films and how they can still make me feel like a kid. Also...What is the deal with everyone seeing a movie based on what other people say or think? I have never and WILL never make up my mind based on what another person says about ANYTHING. I have a pretty free mind of my own and I go see movies based on if I want to see it.So many friggin sheep in society today its horrible. AND all of this bull shit Dark Knight garbage. The movie was NOT that good at all. You are all so fucked over by the hype of it and not the movie itself. REALLY look at that film. If you tell me that THAT is a great comic book movie you are a fucking moron. If you tell me that THAT was a great BATMAN movie? You are filled with pudding turds...COME ON! Boring as fuck, NO action..ok there was action, in between the 3 hours of talking and grumbling and bullcrap Crime Drama movie and the action we did get has been seen before and done BETTER. This was NOT a batman film. The hype is wrapped around Ledger and his "oh so amazing performance" it was good but please...nowhere NEAR what everyone claims it deserves. I'm glad I'm afriends with REAL fim fans that do not nit pick EVERY fucking thing in a movie and or base their hatered or like on a review or a fucking 2 minute trailer. I think Harry just liked to have a blast at the movies...Everyone has an opinion, it doesnt mean its right or wrong. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna love Iron man 2, I dont have a stick up my ass and think of myself as the second coming of movie viewers. Life is too fucking short to bitch over films guys...just go see it, you like it or you hate it. Done and done. Huzzah.

  • April 27, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    RPLocke, believe me, I am far from a TDK worshipper...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    As I said, it's massively overrated. Teen douchebags have rated it above even 'The Seven Samurai' on the IMDB, which is simply absurd. But you must admit, it was a cut above the usual summer fare, and I can hardly see Iron Man 2 being one of the all time great follow ups like that flick was, a marked improvement in every way. IM2 will be more of the same, and it will be an entertaining 2 hours forgotten by the time you get back to your car.

  • April 27, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST


    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    You can have my sweaty spot though.

  • April 27, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Criticsarelame, so your point is life's too short to bitch about films? Right?<p> Perhaps if you hadn't preceded that by BITCHING ABOUT A FILM then we might have taken you seriously. Done and done my son.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Your derision of THE DARK KNIGHT caused your movie geek card to be remove for life. You got to be kidding!

  • April 27, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Avatar was just ok, and it's at $750 mil

    by strosmer

  • April 27, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Cobra kai yeah i think it will be after the end of the credits

    by ominus

    the same happened with IM1,the Nick Fury was after all the credits rolled.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Why my friend H.Wood Reporter is Dead Wrong about Iron Man 2

    by EddieMurphysLaugh

  • April 27, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Turd is 100% right

    by ominus

  • April 27, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Notice since Harry got his free Ipad..he drops an Apple ref in e

    by EddieMurphysLaugh

  • April 27, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    What's "funny

    by Stalkeye

  • April 27, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    What's "funny" is that At the Movies' A.O. Scott

    by Stalkeye

    said that TDK is the most overrated superhero Movie ever.he even mentioned how the "Geek Army" will call for his head. How true.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Oh and Asi (Re: Inception)

    by Stalkeye

    I read the premise and watched a few trailers.So far it looks promising. And a familiar cast that consists of Michael Caine and Ken Wannabee. Leo De Caprio gets way too many interesting roles.Too bad Nolan didnt ditch JGL, what a lame ass actor IMO.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    I have the "demon in a bottle" issue....

    by theDannerDaliel

    Its overrated. The issues before it have Tony drinking whenever he can, but the demon issue itself isnt all that good. He wants to have a drink at the end, the reporter says " tony- dont" and he doesnt....big whoop. The issues before it, with Namor are cool ......aaaahhhhh that felt good...

  • April 27, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    and A.O. Scott is right

    by Star Hump

    TDK is a bad movie. Bad story, bad acting, epecially by Bale and Ledger. Bad directing too. People went to see it to gawk at a dead celebrity.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    I agree, will somone kindly remove Criticsarelame's

    by Stalkeye

    Geek (i.e. Cinema, Pop Culture Enthusiast)Card? Talk about the unititiated..blasphemy I tell ya.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST


    by MandrakeRoot

    Not really trying to take sides here, I don't think criticsarelame was bitching about the film, just correctly pointing out most people act as though TDK is the ultimate film when it's really just a GOOD film, but in reality not the masterpiece most nerds insist it is. I personally find that a double-standard by many at this site is in full-force, and I'd wager that's a result of people thinking by playing devil's advocate they get a sense of superiority. Criticsarelame makes a very valid point, most people have forgotten how to just enjoy movies, as most of the time it's either amazing, or complete shit. Not every movie has to redefine cinema.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    No, demon in a bottle is a great arc

    by ominus

    i believe that if Marvel had balls,they should make a darker movie based on that arc using a good director.RDJ's personal life has a lot of common things with Tony's darker part of his life,and i think that he would be so awesome in his role that he would be the first actor whose comic character portrayal would be nominated for best lead actor oscar.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Turd, I .like TDK as much as anyone

    by RPLocke

    but I like other movies too.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    @Star Hump

    by Sgtcrispytoast

    You're hilarious.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    The only problem I had with TDK was..

    by Stalkeye

    ..the casting of Maggie Gylenhaul-ass.Ugh so fucking not Rachael as in Tom Cruise's Batshit Wife.Other than that, It was a great comicbased film reminiscent of Mann's HEAT, from the opening bank robbery scene to Joker blowing up a Hospital during broad daylight.many had bitched about Bale's gravely voice and although it was a bit over the top, obviously it's purpose is to differentiate Bats from Bruce. (anomitity)Not every actor can sound like Kevin Conroy.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    What the fuck is THOR's costume going to look like?

    by the Green Gargantua

    Has anything been said about that? I half expect a combination of Ultimate and 616....

  • April 27, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    A.O. Scott just GOT FIRED!

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    He didn't even last as long as BEN FUCKING LIONS, so I don't give a shit what his Fat-Old-Harry-Potter-Looking-Ass says about pretty much anything.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Yes, Maggie was atrocious...

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    I definitely give you that. Why the fuck would two good-looking rich guys fight over that fugly bitch?

  • April 27, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Star Hump,

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Did having a recently deceased celebrity help Wagons East or Queen of the Damned?</p><p>Suck it.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Oh, that only wor4ks with Heath Ledger?

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Well then The Imaginarium of Dr. Pernassus must have the third highest grossing film of all time right?</p><p>No? Hmmmm, have you considered the possibility that you're so full of shit that it's running out your fucking ears?

  • April 27, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Terry Giliam movies

    by RPLocke

    Never make any sense.

  • April 27, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    A.O. Scott

    by FlyingToupee

    thought that REVENGE OF THE SITH was better than the original STAR WARS. Hey, I thought SITH was fun, but it was nowhere near the film that A NEW HOPE was. That pretty much invalidates his street cred for me. Here's what he said when he reviewed SITH: "This is by far the best film in the more recent trilogy, and also the best of the four episodes Mr. Lucas has directed. That's right (and my inner 11-year-old shudders as I type this): it's better than "Star Wars." " -

  • April 27, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Hey Criticsarelame? Meth is a helluva drug, right?

    by butterbean

  • April 27, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST



    Reviews posted on the Rotten Tomatoes site are no where near as kind as yours Harry. Most including the thoughts of my friend who's seen say it's very messy and no where near as good as the first. NME gave it 6 outta 10 saying far too much dialogue and no where near enough action. Despite your approval I'm a little concerned about this one Harry!

  • April 27, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    I've been saying it for over a year now

    by Amazing Maurice

    This movie has the stench of shit about it.<P>Can't put my finger on it, but everything about the production of this sequel just felt 'off'.

  • April 27, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Captain America's.

  • April 27, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Stephanie Zacharek's review of TDK was apt

    by strosmer

    I love watching TDK though, despite its glaring flaws. It's just a cool ass movie. Here's other movies I like despite their glaring flaws: the entire Star Wars saga (minus ESB), the POTC trilogy, LOTR, Hulk, Iron Man, the Indy flicks (minus Raiders), the first Matrix, Batman Begins, Batman, Batman Returns, Spider-Man 1 & 2, Star Trek 1-4 and the newest one, Aliens, Alien 3, Terminator 1 & 2, The Departed, Lucio Fulci's City of the Living Dead (aka The Gates of Hell)...the list goes on and on. Shit, I barely stepped out of genre flicks. Easier to list the few movies I consider to be flawless, or utter shit. Well, maybe not. Long lists there too. I'll just sum up by quoting Mr. Welles, "To movies, to good movies, to every possible kind!"

  • April 27, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST


    by critch

    Again, it's been spoiled quite heavily everywhere else, Rhodey survives to the end of the movie. Also word coming out is that the end of the movie after-credits hasn't been attached yet and the IMDB was a lie. So you're exposed. Rhodey lives. You haven't seen it, and I really wonder why you went to so much effort to lie about it when you would easily been proven wrong in a week. It casts doubt on whether you were at the screening of Macgruber, even if I agree that it's going to be a surprise this summer. Stuff the secrets, just stick with facts. If a movie is coming out in less than a week, has the novel already out (Which except for a few exceptions will have the main story in place), and has a guy that has already seen it telling you it didn't happen, don't keep parroting crap. Just make a new screenname, and start over.

  • April 27, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Rotten tomatoes gone up to 80% for this one.

    by Sgtcrispytoast

    Based on 15 reviews.

  • April 27, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Some of you hated Iron Man? You gotta be fucking kidding me.

    by CreasyBear

    Seriously, if any movie with superhero action automatically repels you, even when the dialogue, casting, effects, pace, characterization and simple enjoyment of watching the movie are all high quality, then . . . (sigh). The only bad thing about Iron Man was the score.

  • April 27, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    They slam Iron Man, but love shit like Dr. whateverthefuckthetitleis.

  • April 27, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    And if you have no trust or faith in Harry's reviews,

    by CreasyBear

    why do you even read them? Damn, how many times do we have to see "Yeah, but Harry liked the Phantom Menace and Spider-Man 3." Yes, those movies are wretched and Harry's excitement does tend to be juvenile, but then just stick to reviewers who don't get as excited as Harry if you don't want to read a review that shows the critic's excitement. I like to read the reviews of someone who is more passionate than cynical every now and then. It's refreshing. Part of being a movie fan is the excitement of anticipating a fun movie, even if sometimes you are let down. Many of you sound like every fucking movie you have ever seen is a piece of shit, and I wonder what the hell compels you to be a movie fan in the first place.

  • April 27, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Criticsarelame:TDK is the new standard for which...

    by Thanos0145

    comic book movies like Iron Man are going to be compared to. Batman and the city he operates in isn't supposed to be "fun". I guess your ideal Batman movie is Shumacher's Batman&Robin.<p>Now if Spiderman is more of your type of comic book hero, there's nothing wrong with that. It's foolish of you to dismiss TDK's success due mainly to Heath Ledger's death.

  • April 27, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    fuck... spoilers...

    by funkerjunkie

    can't you start making a quick sumarry without spoilers? thanks

  • April 27, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    wait wait hold up

    by ORIONgods

    TDK had Bad directing and acting....... wht movie did u guys watch

  • April 27, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Some People On Here

    by nukeboy1970

    Like to bitch and hate on everything. Some souless bastards that must hate life.

  • April 27, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Creasybear is Right

    by nukeboy1970

    I would rather filter out Harry's over the top enthusiasm than listen to some cynical reviewer that hates genre films. They only seem to like period pieces, especially if they set in the 19th century and feature English butlers.

  • April 27, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Harry likes it! He really, really likes it!

    by James_Camera_On

    And yes, that makes me worry. When Harry hates something, you can take it to the bank. When he has out-of-control lust for a movie, particularly a comic book movie, he is bouncing off something in his childhood which was how many generations ago? His track record on these kinds of movie is 50/50 at best, so you are pretty much on your own. Manage your expectations, people. Check rottentomatoes, read lots of reviews. Maybe it will work out. I know we all hope it will.

  • April 27, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Consensus so far is good, but not as good as IM1

    by SithMenace

    Disappointing, but no one has said it's terrible. I would take Harry's enthuiasm with a grain of salt though, since he did weep with joy during Indy 4.

  • April 27, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    re negative comments on Dark Knight

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    I assume and hope you are trying to be funny and not serious. <p> 94% on RT with an average rating of 8.4, if we just look at top critics 90% and a 8 out of 10 average. Not saying its perfect (nothing is), but thats pretty close to universal praise. <p> But I get the nerd rage factor, critically acclaimed, financials succesful movie based of a "geek" property = nerd rage and hating it. <p> See Nerd Rage is in full swing now against Iron Man 1. Have they started hating District 9 yet ?

  • April 27, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Things AICN readers hate

    by RPLocke

    Iron Man, Star Wars, Indiana Jones movies, any film in 3D, any horror movie in the last 10 years. But, they do like Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom oddly enough.

  • April 27, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Anyone go "oh fuck" to the scene in the trailer...

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    where Tony Starks jumps outta a plane without a helmet...backwards???<p>I never parachuted, so is that even possible? I mean wouldn't the altitude and speed just about tear his head off?

  • April 27, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Awwww! Got your splooge all over my screen, Harry.

    by Anything But Tangerines

    Not cool

  • April 27, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Negative Reviews

    by nukeboy1970

    Seem to be by the same crowd who hated the first one. Again, a lot of professional reviewers hate genre movies of any type. As such, their opinions are meaningless to me. If someone has never liked a comic book movie, why would I care if they hate Iron Man 2?

  • April 27, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Fuck the alcoholism storyline.

    by Anti-fanboy

    That storyline actually frustrated the hell out of me as a kid. I got a kick out of the reality it brought to the character, sure... but it got old fast. Especially by the time Denny O'Neill felt compelled to rehash things. Actually, thinking back, the initial Michelinie/Layton stuff was pretty damn good, it was more the lingering effects on the series. It was kinda like watching RDJr's real-life battle with drugs -- you just want the guy to get his shit straight already and get on with the business at hand. And, yeah, it's humanizing, but it's also fucking boring.

  • April 27, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    nukeboy1970 thats right

    by ominus

    i prefer Harrys apparent love for films,even though it blinds his judgment of what he reviews,rather the cynical criticism from some so called professional film critics who trash entertaining films simply because they failed in their life to become something more in the film industry,an actor,or a director,etc.

  • April 27, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Anti-fanboy fortunately they have abandoned the

    by ominus

    alcoholism and heart problem concept in the nowadays rebooted Iron Man.As Alan Moore said in an old interview,its a cheap and ridiculous trick to make a super-hero more human by having him a health or psychological condition.the one is drunk,the other has heart problems,the other had witnessed his parents killed,etc<br /><p>You make your super-heroes more human,well by making him act more like human beings,not like fanboyish fantasies.

  • April 27, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Is anyone else not seeing the coaxial column?

    by SithMenace

    It's just not there. Or is that just my browser acting up?

  • April 27, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    I Am Not Either SithMenace

    by Crow3711

    Been on and off for at least a day now. Weird.

  • April 27, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST


    by Star Hump

    Suck it? C'mon man there's no need for that. Y'know, maybe I am wrong about TDK. It's just my view. People adore that movie. I happen to love Nolan's other films and I'm really looking forwarsd to Inception. And I'm convinced to this day that a large part of the massive audience for TDK were there to see the recently deceased Ledger, like gawkers at a car wreck. Anyway, it's all in the past now.

  • April 27, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Jon Favreau is a SHIT director though.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    He also can't fucking act to have his ass.

  • April 27, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    ofc Ledger's death played a major role in the movie's success

    by ominus

    but he was also phenomenal as Joker which also helped the film a lot.anyway thats in the remains to see how Nolan is going to treat

  • April 27, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Ledger was GOOD in the movie too

    by RPLocke

    He fucking owned that movie. And Eckhart and Oldman were great too

  • April 27, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    For Harry, Jar Jar "hit the sweet spot, over & over again"

    by RandySavage

    Whenever Harry gushes over a highly-anticipated popcorn film, I am instantly reminded of his infamous Phantom Menace review (google it): "From reading the script I was worried about Jar Jar... but GUESS WHAT... Meesa Loved Him!" <P> Here we are dealing with someone who sees film through the eyes, ears and brain of child. <P> Potentially good for him to be in that youthful state of mind, but any of his reviews must be read with the understanding that they are written by the world's oldest & most famous elementary school film critic.

  • April 27, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Two thoughts:

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    1) Harry raves on it: Meaning it hovers just below Prequel levels of suckitude. 2) The entire internet community is now suffering major creep-out over Harry's mention of his "sweet spot. (Shudder)

  • April 27, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Critch You Read What They Are Saying

    by DudeWithSecrets

    You're the one out in the cold here. My problem was alwasy with the review or lack of one. And that continues here, he could have scooped people telling us what's up a week agao...if he saw it that is. Instead we get a summary and him cumming all over ScarJo. Bad writing I say.

  • April 27, 2010, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Captain America: worried already about this one

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    It's actually kind of hilarious: Studio hired Joe Johnston as director just before his latest film, The Wolf Man bombs abysmally. Studio hires Chris Evens as the star just before The Losers is released... and bombs abysmally. What's next? Are they going to announce John Malkovich as the Red Skull right before Jonah Hex bombs abysmally?

  • April 27, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    17 reviews on Rottentomatoes so far and . . .

    by James_Camera_On

    the consensus is weak. Score normalized to a four-star scale is now ~ 2.5 stars. Meh, in other words. Now 17 reviews isn't a huge number but studios like to front-end these things with friendly critics. So while the average score may increase, I have serious doubts. So save your money, go watch Kick Ass again instead. Looks like IM2 could be a significant disappointment. Not Indy IV bad, to be sure, but if you take a date, you won't get laid afterwards. Sorry.

  • April 27, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    HERE come the naysayers. Avatar was weak too

    by RPLocke

    and shit, it beat out TDK for world wide box office.

  • April 27, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Harry has a perfect right to like something..

    by malificus

    ..even love it as the case may be, I'm not gonna sit here and bash his enthusiasm per se, it's the actual "review" itself is so goddamned poorly written, it isn't a review at all, it's just him saying "I loved this film!" without a trace of objectivity. I just can't get over that a guy that calls himself a movie reviewer, unless I've missed the entire point of the web site, would post something that reads this badly. How long have you been writing these things man? Ask yourself, honestly, is that really the best you could do or was this review the only thing standing between you and a travel case of White Castle's and you just banged it out of the way? "Trust me" in a review? Really?

  • April 27, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    If you take a date to a movie...

    by malificus

    ...and it's Iron Man 2 you DESERVE to go to bed alone.

  • April 27, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    ^ Kick-Ass = Master & Commander

    by RandySavage

    Both deviated from the standard Hollywood blockbuster model (Kick-Ass: R-rating for a comic book/superhero film; Master & Commander: no romance/appeal to women). <P> Both aimed to be the first in a franchise and were heavily marketed by their studios. <P> Both failed to find an audience. <P> Both were very well made (IMO). <P> It's a shame, because I enjoyed the hell out of these two films and would really like to see sequels. <P> If Kick-Ass gets to $100 million worldwide (currently $65.1 million) would that be enough to greenlight a sequel? (Considering it cost $50mil to make & market as opposed to M&C's $150mil+). I have a feeling it won't be enough.

  • April 27, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST

    The Crow only made $50M

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    And I would argue that movie was even more famous for having it's star die before the movie premiered. And that was probably a bigger deal because he was actually KILLED ON THE SET and his father died mysteriously too.</p><p>People who say the third highest grossing film of all time only made money because one of the stars died are just fucking stupid. That's ridiculous.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Kick Ass = Mediocre

    by Partyslammer

    Aside from off handedly being one of the more accurate portrayals of how this generation of teenagers think and act (well, aside from trying to make the whole comic book nerd culture look "cool"), the movie itself wasn't even as good as Punisher: War Zone. I predict a quick and painless trip to the discount sub $9 video shelf six months after it hits dvd/blu-ray.

  • April 27, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Kick Ass was shit

    by SirBiatchReturns

  • April 27, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Dude, no. You came in here lying.

    by critch

    You came in here lying about War Machine/Rhodey dying as your big secret. You got called out by Harry and me and proved wrong by everyone that had seen the movie, read the novel, or knew anything about movies. You then and now are attempting to steer the argument to how horrible and awful Harry and AICN is because he had to legally hold off on a review due to an embargo, just like every other site on the entire internet. You're continuing to bitch that he didn't spoil the entire movie, despite the fact that right after your lie that you had seen the movie, Harry said that you were, and I quote, "Full of shit. That isn't what happens." You're either an attention whore or a retard, and either way need to go find another website instead of shitting this one up.

  • April 28, 2010, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Fuckin' DudeWithSecrets

    by Al Swearengen

    Your posts reek of catpiss. Lying causes catpiss smell.

  • April 28, 2010, 12:10 a.m. CST

    SAW IT!!! It was good...Not great.

    by james4543

  • April 28, 2010, 12:28 a.m. CST




  • April 28, 2010, 12:29 a.m. CST


    by Anti-fanboy

    No gimmicky heart problem/alcoholism bs = my kind of Iron Man. Really, I'd rather the movie resolve the shrapnel-close-to-the-heart crap with surgery, then Stark could simply remove the arc reactor from his chest...

  • April 28, 2010, 12:37 a.m. CST


    by nukeboy1970

    Everyone who hates it has a right to their opinion. I love the movie, but to each their own. However, I think it is ridiculous to think that TDK's success was due to Heath Ledger's death. That may be a reason that Heath got the Oscar, but not because of TDK's success. People may have gone once for that, but not multiple times. Less face it, it takes people seeing the movie more than once to rack up that kind of money.

  • April 28, 2010, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Unlike someone, I actually saw it.

    by DudeWheresYourSecret

    I created an account for the sole purpose of confirming that DudeWithSecrets is a liar. People like that piss me off. I saw the film tonight and he's way off on his supposed spoiler.

  • April 28, 2010, 12:57 a.m. CST


    by oisin5199

    dude, why would you steal a name that came from a personal experience that happened to me on 5/1/1999? Are you a fan, obnoxious, or just lazy?

  • April 28, 2010, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Who needs a Kickass sequel?

    by critch

    I certainly don't. It's fine as it is, even with the cliffhanger. I see no reason the kid would go back to being Kick Ass as he's got a hot girl that just wants to fuck him all the time, Hit Girl isn't brainwashed by her dad any more so she'll become more normal, and I don't think Red Mist actually knew who either of them actually were so there's little chance of him finding them. Everyone is happy, they got their rewards for living through the shit and killing the bad guy, Red Mist finally gets to be the boss, any sequel would just completely fuck things up.

  • April 28, 2010, 1:08 a.m. CST

    General consensus seems to be "not as good as the 1st"

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Well at least no babies get raped to death in this one... <p><p>Or do they, Harry?

  • April 28, 2010, 1:15 a.m. CST

    War Machine gets raped to death...

    by BurnHollywood

    *** SPOILER ***

  • April 28, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST

    @KickAss was without a doubt, the most over hyped

    by V'Shael

    movie this site has ever promoted. If I paid two bucks to rent it, I'd be happy enough. But 14 bucks plus concession stand? For that? Fuck.

  • April 28, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST

    BurnHollywood, on the other hand, is totally right.

    by DudeWheresYourSecret


  • April 28, 2010, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Scarlett Johannsen gets raped

    by SithMenace

    in her large, beautiful ass. My God, what a woman, quite possibly the perfect body. But I like them a little thick, I understand that that's not everyone's taste.

  • April 28, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 3 will definatly be in 3D

    by RPLocke

    You bet your Avatar ass.

  • April 28, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST

    What a shitty move with Avatar

    by SithMenace

    It isn't available to rent until May 20th. At least not from Netflix. So they're forcing everyone that wants to see it to pay for a shit copy with no extras. Fuck 'em, now I'm not even renting it. I didn't really care for it all that much anyway.

  • April 28, 2010, 2:18 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    The Geek Army? More like the geek deserters. And it's not uncommonto see geeks start bashing a good moviebecause they thinkit makes them kewl and street and againt the man. Which is just stupid, because they had gone instead agaisnt stupid souless corporate junk movies and instead they support those in deteriment to the really good ones, like THE DARK KNIGHT. It's slave mentality at work pretending to be radicals and rebellious.<br><br>Don't be too harsh on Leonardo DeCaprio. People still hang up on TITANIC is just... well, let it go. Realy, think about it, before TITANIC, DeCaprio already had a very solid and respected career, he was already a respected actor that many directors wantedto work with. TITANIC in fact was the very first studi job that DeCaprio got. It ws not his fault all that DeCaprio Madness that followed inthe heels of the movie's sucess. In fac,t he even tried to escape from it, so much so he took a sabatical after that. His whole carer afterwards his is atempt to show he's a true thespian and not just a pretty face who lucked out on the business. If anything, he's trying too hard to prove he's a godo acor, when he already had shown he was so with all his previous work.<br><br>And then there is this interesting fact: DeCaprio is vaguely similiar looking with Christopher Nolan. Check it out. It's an interesting thing, and i think that might clue us in intothe importance that Nolan is giving to this movie, how personal it is to him. That amkes the movie even mroe interesting for me. Can't hardly wait.

  • April 28, 2010, 2:20 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Wrong, the most overhyped movie ever by AICN is that movie released last year that pretended to be Star Trek. That stuff completly redefined the concept of hype.

  • April 28, 2010, 2:38 a.m. CST

    @AsimiovLives - We'll have to agree to disagree

    by V'Shael

    I don't remember anyone saying Drek was the greatest Sci Fi movie of all time, or would redefine the genre. I heard exactly that sort of crap about Kick Ass.

  • April 28, 2010, 3:08 a.m. CST


    by drave117

    Yeah, Leo is freaking TALENTED, man. I've been a fan of his ever since Basketball Diaries and What's Eating Gilbert Grape. He has always been a fantastic actor, and even at the height of Leo madness, his performances were always way better than the movies containing them. Hell, his work in The Man in the Iron Mask is even more underrated than his work in Titanic. He gives four unique performances in that movie, and he does most of the heavy lifting just with his eyes. At any moment in the movie, you never lose track of whether you are seeing the king, the king pretending to be the prisoner, the prisoner, or the prisoner pretending to be the king. Not only that, but most of the time, you can tell before he even opens his mouth. Most of it is posture, mannerisms, and his eyes. Not many actors his age could have pulled that off.

  • April 28, 2010, 3:15 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Are you kidding? They were saying stuff about that movie from game changing to the best reboot ever to the one that made Star Trek fun for the first time ever to whatever hyper-praise they could get their hands on. Reading the reviews and opinions about it in here from the AICN, one would get the idea that FRAUD TREK was the best movie ever made in the whole history of cinema. Never ever i saw a movie so over-hyped as that one. It redefined both the notion of hype and of ass-for-sale.

  • April 28, 2010, 3:19 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Indeed. The man is just a real acting talent in the body of a good looking guy that makes most women moist in their netherlands. I guess too man guys in here are still upset that they caught their then girlfriends or wives masturbating in the showers looking at the picture of Leo DeCaprio or moaned his name while they slept and had erotic dreams about him. Well, tought luck, dudes. Girls also have needs and they dream too. We guys had Kate Winslet naked, it's not as if we were short-changed! So get over it already, guys.

  • April 28, 2010, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Too many spoilers here, Harry.

    by Droogie Alex

    Sorry I read any of it.

  • April 28, 2010, 3:29 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    That's just sick, dude. Wouldn't you think it would be far more erotic if Scarlett wanted to have sex with you on her own free will? That's not erotic what you are saying with your post, it's all just a dream of is about empowerment through submisison and humiliation to disguise a sense of inadquency. Yeah, we all have been ther,e but get a grip, man! Get real, man. That's why Ryan Reynolds is having sex with her everyday, and not guys like you. Your own fantasies punk'd you.

  • April 28, 2010, 3:58 a.m. CST


    by MontyBoy

    Empire magazine is a joke.... they ony gave the first Iron Man a 3 star rating. Harry is not going overboard, he is clearly a true comic book fan who's enjoying the magic of seeing some of the greatest stuff he's read being brought to the big screen. He shouldn't have to apologise for sharing his enthusiam. This is my only MUST SEE of the summer!

  • April 28, 2010, 4:04 a.m. CST

    Bravo AsimovLives

    by Righteous Brother

    Nice post. You're alright. As for the Empire review, I'm glad they've tempered my expectations for the film, as Harry had made them go through the roof.

  • April 28, 2010, 4:58 a.m. CST

    spoiler alert

    by detonator

    after-credit scene was posted on youtube. I hope you´re into thor oHq3ds94qkI you´re welcome

  • April 28, 2010, 5:01 a.m. CST


    by detonator

    This link might work Post-credit scene drom IM2

  • April 28, 2010, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Empire Magazine...

    by I AM ROCKO a corporate whore. That is all.

  • April 28, 2010, 5:32 a.m. CST

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!!!!!! THOR!!!!!

    by Righteous Brother

    That is fucking awesome man!

  • April 28, 2010, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Not being harsh on Di Caprio Asi.

    by Stalkeye

    On the contrary, it was my observation in juxtiposition to other actors, Leo's roles are somewhat more diverse.Be it The Aviator,The Departed or his recent part in Shutter Island. So smite against him as I enjoyed most of his films. (Still have no love for Titantic regardless of it's critical success. I liked Gangs of New York much better but that's just my tastes.)<p>Now if I had said that Leo is an overrated Actor, then I would be a bit harsh.He's a good actor and comes with no baggage unlike plenty of celebrities nowadays.<p>(What's your take on other major thespians i.e. Denzel,Crowe,etc. BTW?)I'm glad RDJ has made a comeback and proved me wrong when I first heard of his casting as Stark, let's just hope that the negative reviews of IM2 wont send him back into the land of obscurity.

  • April 28, 2010, 6:11 a.m. CST


    by detonator

    Yeah, it´s pretty cool. I prefer this kind of tease than a cameo.

  • April 28, 2010, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Yeah......I'm worried.....

    by Righteous Brother

    that I've just spoiled it for those that didn't want to know. Its a slow build up to The Avengers movie though, I mean Nick Fury first turned up, what 2 years ago? Its going to be another year before Cap and Thor hit the screens, then another year or so until the Avengers movie, so we've just seen Nick Fury make little guest appearances here and there.

  • April 28, 2010, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Give me a hunting rifle and no more bad guy

    by tradeskilz

    The dude is practically shirt-less the fuck? Any moron with a guy could kill Rourkes character.

  • April 28, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST


    by lprothro

    Wow, couldn't agree more--about TDK or film snobbery in general. It's like you tapped into my subconscious mind or something.

  • April 28, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST

    tradeskilz, he's been enhanced

    by terry1978

    I know that's somewhat of a spoiler, but that's how he survives most of the movie.

  • April 28, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST


    by j2talk

    years later and TDK still gets the love...Why,seriously, ok, it was superhero movie treated as something more,but other than that?...the movie was ok...but did anyone not see every "twist" coming? you thought Gordon was dead? expected another ended to ether bomb threat?Ledger as the the joker-what was really impressive was that he had it in him-nothing he had down showed he was capable of it... Bring on Iron Man 2, hope the REALITY of the film lives up to the positive and not the negative reviews, that said I and my family with be in the theater opening night and most likely back for seconds one way or the other

  • April 28, 2010, 8:32 a.m. CST

    TDL = overrated = FACT

    by ominus

    Batman was not even the real protagonist of the film ffs.

  • April 28, 2010, 8:32 a.m. CST

    TDK = overrated = FACT

    by ominus

    Batman was not even the real protagonist of the film ffs.

  • April 28, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Look at it this way

    by mongo126

    It won't be as godawful as TROTF, but should make just as much money.

  • April 28, 2010, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Thanks for laying the whole film out Harry.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    $10 saved.

  • April 28, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    How To Read Harry's Reviews


    Go to a few of the movies he reviews and see what you think. I've learned that he's pretty trustworthy on comic book movies and popcorn flicks. That is, if you know how to read the review. If he's balls-deep in love with the movie (like Iron Man 2) then I know I'm going to like it. So, cool. If he likes it (or loves it) with some sort of caveat (as I recall was the case with Spiderman 3) then it probably sucks. <br><br> If it's a shock-value film and he likes it, it's crap. If it's a black comedy and he likes it, it could probably go either way. If he doesn't like it, and there are all sorts of personal reasons that having something to do with his childhood, then it's almost sure to be a good movie.<br><br> Finally, if the movie includes an actor playing Harry Knowles who kicks all sorts of ass, then you know the movie is an all time classic. That is all.

  • April 28, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    TDK = Deserving of all the praise it gets

    by NightArrows

    People slamming it = subhuman rejects from another dimension = FACT. You're bitching that Batman wasn't the real protagonist of the fucking film? Seriously? Of course he wasn't, and that was the point. He was the fulcrum to Two Face and the Joker. Batman has always taken a back seat to his rogues gallery, and is for the most part, the least interesting element to his story. And Star Hump, you're a fucking moron.

  • April 28, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Harry Kissing Ass?

    by neodelrio

    I am suprised that the footage of Harry hanging out with Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. at the Drafthouse, isn't on this website. Jon even thanks Harry for the glowing review. I really want this to be a good movie, but it seems like Harry isn't being completely objective, since he is hanging out with the star and director of the movie. Footage of Iron Man intro on:

  • April 28, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I aim the please. Glad you enjoyed my post.

  • April 28, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I'm loving the return of RDJ to the big league. He's where he belongs, and deserves to be.<br><br>Russell Crowe might not be the easiest going guy on Earth, but he is one hell of an actor. to say he's a bad actor without range is just stupid.<br><br>Deznel washington used to be one of my top favorite actor. now i'm getting fed up with him. Now he's Mr Action and Mr Action only. Looks like he forgot there's other genres around. His only non-action role save his own first directorial effort in the past 10 years was AMERICAN GANGSTER. in which he was very good and terribly underrated, both he and the movie. But truth be told, i'm fed up with him. Him in a movie is not reason for me to go watch it in a hurry, if you know what i mean.

  • April 28, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    tdk love-support your arguement

    by j2talk

    don't just tell me its the best...tell me why...I'll tell you why i don't feel the love...the storyline-EVERYTHING was telegraphed there where no surprises seriously anyone could see the events that where coming ....same issue i had with Avater-why do the outsider ALWAYS fall for the chiefs daughter / princess /Queen in disguise why is neve the untouchable that the rest of the natives could careless about??? the acting...Bale, please the man in a joke-Batman , terminator,reign of fire-Its the SAME performance

  • April 28, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    NightArrows, right on!

    by AsimovLives

    If ever a movie deserved all the praise that it got, it's THE DARK KNIGHT. And then some. TDK is like a vintage great wine, it will only get better with age.

  • April 28, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    I like...

    by nukeboy1970 everyone is toting opinion like it is some sort of fact. Liking IM or TDK better is a matter of opinion. I could give two shits what anyone else says, if I like something, I like it. If I hate it, I hate it. And for those of you who quote oscar wins, I say they have been in a downward spiral since Titanic won. Do people even remember all of the best picture movies?

  • April 28, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    That's the thing that's sad, that you would even need to have explained the very obvious. What you need me more to explain to you, how wet is water? No, really want do you want?<br><br>As for VATAR, pleas,e just odn't group VATAR with THE DARK KNIGHT. Show some respect, will you? I'ts not that i consider AVATAR a terrible movie, no, i think it's a good movie, but it's nowhere near the quality of THE DARK KNIGHT.<br><br>OK, i'm going to give you TWO interrelated reasons, two of the many, many reasons why THE DARK KNIGHT is magnificent: HEART and HONESTY. TDK is a movie whihc was made by people who believed in it, who loved it, who wanted to make it the best movie that could be made and then go the extra mile, and a movie made with honesty, from a desire to tell a tale that's more then just an oportunity to extract cash from the audience's pockets. HEART and HONESTY. That movie has it in spades. It pours it.

  • April 28, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Because NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN was a bad oscar win, was it? Give me a break. Yes, the oscars get it wrong many times. But also they get it right sometimes, and in the case of NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, dead right.

  • April 28, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Superman: The Movie

    by NightArrows

    As a kid I used to absolutely LOVE Superman: The Movie. As an adult I absolutely LOVE parts of Superman: The Movie. It hasn't aged well overall. Lois is a gross chain-smoking hag, who's shrill and as sexy as Borat. Luthor is a joke, and Otis-Binks is a train wreck. Reeve IS Superman however, and he IS the movie. He carries the weight on his shoulders right on past all of the lesser elements, to greatness at times, but sadly his powers can't save the film as a whole for me. And the Lois poem is one of the most embarrassing things I've ever seen in film next to Spiderman 3...

  • April 28, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    Don't Want The Whole Film!

    by CyberVishnu

    You know when they say plot details are under wraps? Yeah, there's a reason! Too many spoilers fuckstick!

  • April 28, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    ...I love DARK KNIGHT

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...Ill rewatch it every time it comes on BUT I HATED GORDONs FAKE DEATH... it was pointless (especially the scene wit the grievin wife, what was the point) and Dent recites a line to Gordon that Gordon doesnt even say! besides that, GREAT FANTASTIC MOVIE!

  • April 28, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Kee-riste! Simmer Down You Spastics

    by Read and Shut Up's Harry's site. Harry's reviews are either ridiculously over the top or comically vulgar (see: Blade 2's pussy licking simile).<p> <p>If you have something to say about the movie, cool - but quit bitching about Harry's review, for fuck's sake. If reading it bothers you, you stupid tool, DON'T READ IT. <p> <p>Seriously - I'm reminded of some stupid fucker hitting himself in the head with a hammer and bitching about his headache.

  • April 28, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    ...And Spider Man movies sucked

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...Peter was EMO thru the whole series... it was nice to see all the action, but Tobey was terrible and the mark was terrible (spidys eyes are HUGE, not tiny and evil lookin)

  • April 28, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    ...And X3 was the best x

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...Im sorry, singer never got the xmen right... it looked good, but the action was terrible... ten second battles? wire fu? wtmotherf... at least x3 actually seemed like a xmen movie

  • April 28, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST


    by j2talk

    honesty and heart PLEASE....I watched TDK, I like it, but there was nothing there to love...other than the simple fact that I never thought I'd see a "comic book" film treated with respect...that said maybe they should have tried harder to give us something a little less predictable...TDK great? hell no, no give me Burtons Batman, give me Keaton or even Kilmer, (hell you want an older tired experienced Bruce Wayne get Clooney) over Bale any day ....................Many people have said TDK is a masterpiece,the best comic book film ever, but i have yet to see any one say WHY they usually respond as you did- "it just it, if you cant see that then....."

  • April 28, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Re j2talk

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...It was great cuz of the joker, humor, action scenes, technology, the moral dilemmas, and its fuckin batman... us lovers are givin you answers, you just dont wanna take our answers...

  • April 28, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Re j2talk

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...I got two questions for ya... have ya ever had sex and if so, do you think its great and why... I mean, its hard to explain why somethin is great to someone if that someone doesnt wanna hear the reasons

  • April 28, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    I didn't like Spiderman 2. Too much crying.

    by GhostofLesterBangs

    And too much Dunst singing. Yech.

  • April 28, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Actually Dunst singin was Spidey 3 which also sucked

    by GhostofLesterBangs

  • April 28, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST


    by nukeboy1970

    My point is that the Oscars don't matter. I am not slamming on any movie that wins, I am just saying they are movies that are forgotten by everyone but movie geeks. 10 years from now, do you really think people will be talking about No Country for Old Men? Really? Look at Titanic. The only time it gets brought up is in its box office success. Most movies that win oscars don't matter. That doesn't mean they aren't good. That just means they will be forgotten about.

  • April 28, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST


    by j2talk

    the action scenes and technology-both played out as if they belonged in a Bond movie..the humor? where oh the joker and pencil? please...

  • April 28, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST

    ...Re j2Talk

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...I gave you answers, you dont like em... and ill presume you never had sex since you cant say why its great (or not great)... sorry mate, i would be over critical of movies to if i never had the greatest thing on this world (which is vag)

  • April 28, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    @ Laserpants

    by j0hnnyscene

    No, Favreu wasn't responsible for Daredevil, aside from having an onscreen role in the film. Mark Steven Johnson directed it. I really enjoyed Iron Man, but I had already forgotten about it by the time The Dark Knight rolled around about 2 months later in '08. I'm hoping I'll already forget about this by the time Inception comes out. Not because I want Iron Man 2 to suck, mind you. I want it to be terrific. But I want Inception to do for me what The Dark Knight did. Which is multiple cinegasms.

  • April 28, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    yourSTEPDADDY,mature statement

    by j2talk

    I was looking for a Serious- I know,I know like THIS site is a place where it would happen-discussion of WHY people think TDK is a masterpiece..lay it out , my argument why it is not is simple- the WHOLE film start to finish was predictable , as a Batman story it wasnt as remarkable as The Dark Knight Returns, or Batman: Year One or even The Killing Joke.. for it to true be a masterpiece you'd have to deliver a story that could only be a BATMAN story, with TDK you could swap out Batman/Bruce Wayne and the Joker For Bond and a villain and have the same film- hell it would be better than the last 2 bond films....

  • April 28, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    @ yourSTEPDADDY

    by j0hnnyscene

    The fake death created a ruse for Gordon to arrest Joker and protect his family. I loved that entire scene. The recited line, I'll chalk that up as a goof, or at least recited out of context. It would have worked as matter-of-factly saying "You do play things close to the chest," instead of "You DO play things close to the chest," as it came off onscreen, which references an exchange between Wayne and Fox.

  • April 28, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    what was pointless was the trapped ships in the 3rd act

    by ominus

    of the film.totally pointless and unrealistic.Look if TDK could tell exactly the same story in a lot less time.Thats my main problem with the film,it drags on and on to repeat the same fucking things.As i said great flick but not the masterpiece that the prejudiced fanboys believe that it is.After 10 years you will be talking about how TDK (and SM2 another mediocre film) was not that good,just like you are already doing with Superman,Xmen2,Batman returns,etc.remember that.

  • April 28, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    iron man the best

    by taff

    Iron Man is my all time favorite super hero movie. I'll take it over all Spidy, every incarnation of Superman & Batman and any others you can name. Been looking forward to IMII and your review has me excited. My son and I are going to have a great time with this one.

  • April 28, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    remove the 'if' form the 'if TDK could tell'

    by ominus

    fucking lack of edit button.

  • April 28, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    nukeboy1970 people still remember Titanic

    by ominus

    there is no doubt about this.just check its dvd sales,how many times it has been played on tv,and if there was no interest then they were not going to convert and re-release it as 3D.Titanic is as classic as Casablanca or Gone withe the Wind.

  • April 28, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    ...Re j2

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...It was a juvenile question to ask (which you still havent answered so i guess my presumptions are still right), but the point was, vagina is great... why? cuz its warm? i dunno, but there is not always a "right" answer for why you think somethin is great... sure the movie is predictable (well except the pod up wall scene and extraction in hong kong) but so what? as far as bond comparison, i dunno... batman does have cool gadgets and weird, ostentatious like villains, so blame bob kane i guess

  • April 28, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Re johnny

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...I understand the point of that plot, but the one scene wit the family was made to trick the audience into a emotional response which wasnt needed... if they did the plot but not show that grievin scene it would be a cool plot, but no, it was cheap tricks to make us suprised he faked his death... it was bad in my opinion

  • April 28, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Also j2

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...Wit your reasonin of your hatred for dk, you had to hate avatar right? talk bout predictability... plus no robin williams as a crazy bat? get outta here

  • April 28, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    I saw MJØLNIR!!!!!!!! OH MY GODS HAMMER!!!!

    by theDannerDaliel

    I was at the first showing in Norway!!!! I was the only guy who waited til after the credits!! I think i migth be one of ,if not the first to see MJØLNIR on screen:)!!! Also, the the way Tony uses Captain Americas shield was hillarious!!! Did you see the aftermath of the Hulks rampage on the monitors when Tony is talking with Nick Fury!!! This movie was great!!!! oh...In My Opinion ofcourse.....Also that little nod to the recasting of rhodey:) "i wasn´t expecting to see YOU here" -"Im here, deal with it" that was class.......

  • April 28, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    also, the Pepper Potts line to Justin Hammer:)

    by theDannerDaliel

    one of the best lines was pepper potts to justin hammer about the vanity fair reporter from the first film...-She gave Tony a huge spread last year:) and Tony goes -she also did an article:) lol without missig a beat!!!

  • April 28, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    poor recording,but the actual post credit scene....

    by theDannerDaliel

  • April 28, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    IMAX&Warner Bros sign 20 Picture deal(Batman3&Superman)

    by Thanos0145

    Under the agreement, Warner Bros. movies that will be released in IMAX are: Legends of the Guardian: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 3D (September 24, 2010); Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (3D) (November 19, 2010); Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (3D) (July 15, 2011); Happy Feet 2 (3D) (November 18, 2011); and The Hobbit (December 2013). Warner Bros. and IMAX also plan to release an additional 15 films over the course of 2011, 2012 and 2013, including Gravity, Dark Shadows, Fury Road, Batman 3, and Superman. <p>

  • April 28, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST


    by SithMenace

    Of course I would want it to be consensual. I wasn't talking about me doing it, I was talking about in the movie since everyone else was talking about the other characters getting raped to death. Btw, defending her honor on an internet talkback doesn't give you any more of a chance than me, fyi.

  • April 28, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    TDK was a little like Die Hard 3

    by RPLocke

    but it had better acting.

  • April 28, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    TDK is better than Avatar because

    by SithMenace

    TDK actually has a story and well developed characters. 10 years from now see which one is still more popular.

  • April 28, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Sithmenace, Netflix signed a deal with all major studios

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    To delay rental releases in exchange for lower prices for them. so they sold convenience to their members for money in their pocket. Please note how this added inconvenience has not resulted in a lower monthly cost to you. It's all part of funding their failed money pit that is free streaming.</p><p>So note that just about EVERY SINGLE NEW RELEASE will not be available for you to rent for 28 days, it's not just Avatar.</p><p>You can still rent new releases (including Avatar)in video stores.

  • April 28, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST


    by j2talk

    well I can clearly see the level of your intellect-but then what else should i expect on this site? as to Avatar, didn't hate it, just found that other than looking pretty, i had seen the same story told better before...and other the SFX, the only way it it "Will revolutionize the movie business", is by causing studios to crank out 3d movies in an attempt to cash in.. I expected more,Cameron had stated that the film would TELL A STORY that was unlike any other-not in the film i saw and look like nothing seen before-at least THAT much was hoping he delivers next time...

  • April 28, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    TDK was transcendental

    by Righteous Brother

    if you don't like've always got Transformers 2.

  • April 28, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    ...I liked TF2 also

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...X3, TF 1 and 2, Gino, ID4, most Bay movies, Spider Man 3... im like a maverick on this site wit my likings of "bad, idiotic" movies... any other movies out there that is aicnpanned?

  • April 28, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Another Classic Harry review in the making


    Iron Man 2 is worse than Godzilla. One day we will all reminisce about this review in a rebooted emo Blade in highscool movie talkback, mock Harry and giggle maniacally.

  • April 28, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    You're just being a contrarian, aren't you?

  • April 28, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    The two ships trap is the whole point of the movie. The whole point of the movie, which is, is humans inherently good or evil, is what the whole sequence is about. You just can't miss that.

  • April 28, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I was not defending her honour, i was just stating the obvious, in that, your post was sick.

  • April 28, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Right on, brother!

  • April 28, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Overly possitive reviews, Harry and IM2.

    by Sithtastic

    There's been a lot of the usual lines about Harry and his almost juvenile love of film in general and comic film in particular. Whereas I make it practice to try to avoid Harry's reviews as a standard to critically view cinema, when it comes to this genre (for the most part) I'm with him. That said, his opinion is still part of a larger consensus and while he may be more possitive than the critics, his appreciation for the characters involved has me pumped for this film...although no more pumped than I was before.

  • April 28, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST


    by SithMenace

    As opposed to War Machine being raped to death? Didn't see you call anyone out on that. You have an odd set of morals.

  • April 28, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST


    by SithMenace

    I did not know that about Netflix. So if I were to switch to Blockbuster online would I be able to rent movies through the mail on the day of their release?

  • April 28, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST


    by NADO

  • April 28, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    For those who tend to get upset with the fanboi contingent

    by mongo126

    You have to realize that these are miserable human beings who would find something to bitch about if they won the lottery. So, when they trash your favorite movie, take it with a grain of salt.

  • April 28, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    I hate shitflix

    by RPLocke

    Their fucking pop up ads Their crummy customer service. Their shitty hijacking of your Blue Ray player that doesn't even require you to buy Blue Ray discs anymore? Fuck them.

  • April 28, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    The Hobbit Officially Pushed to 2013

    by donkingkong

    With the Hobbit pushed back there's been some rumination online that Marvel is gunning for Guillermo del Toro to direct and Neil Gaiman to write Dr. Strange [link removed] Is there any truth to this latest rumor? A Doctor Strange-centric "Defenders" movie that fits into what Marvel is now calling the “Marvel Cinematic Universe”. SHIELD pulls together a paranormal special ops team after the Military/SHIELD/NASA made contact with a "Beyonder" (or Celestial, some sort of "magical" trans-dimensional entity like... ahem, an Asgardian perhaps?) SHIELD realizes it doesn't have the capabilities to ascertain if this “thing” is a threat or not. Thus sets the premise for the Defenders movie, where the use of occult, fringe science, brains, and brawn are employed to defeat a multi-dimensional and or “secret invasion” cosmic threat to save the day in such a way that Avengers cannot. The team that SHIELD assembles to defend us from such an invader will be a group of eccentric scientist/academia types culled to form the "Defenders", the oddball counterpoint to the distinguished Avengers team. Project "Defenders" will be the “Twilight Zone” of the new Marvel movie franchises; they want it to be less of an action movie and have more of a creepy thriller type of vibe to it. The Defender operatives will consist of group leader - the brilliant Dr. Stephen Vincent Strange former renowned neurosurgeon turned occultist scholar and “metaphysicist” (character to be loosely based around Aleister Crowley /Terence McKenna eccentric by way of Robert Langdon, Namor McKenzie (Sub-Mariner, the superhuman Jacques-Yves Cousteau by way of Rudolf Steiner, believes he’s the literal Prince of Atlantis) , Dr. Robert Bruce Banner (Hulk, brilliant “omnidisciplinary” scientist, the world’s greatest expert on gamma radiation… need we say more?), Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym (Ant-Man, MIT professor renowned quantum physicist), and his partner Janet Van Dyne (Wasp, one-time student to Pym now associate, extremely bright but introverted Lady Gaga “individualist” type). Themes incorporated into Defenders movie include motifs from the bestselling magical/occult/secret society Dan Brown books, along with themes from the more recent Marvel series involving Secret [link removed] storylines (specifically the newer S.H.I.E.L.D. 2010 comic series). They'll be looking for lean lesser-known actors to play non-super hero type characters, and there are ruminations that Strange may be pushed forward to play a crucial role as catalyst to merge the magical other-dimensional realms like Asgard into the more "realistic" Iron Man universe. Questions remain about the timeline and release of the Doctor Strange character into the big screen. Will we see Doctor Strange in a smallish part for the upcoming Avengers movie helping to usher in the “magical” component onto the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Or will Strange remain left out of the Avengers universe altogether for now, and another plot device or character be used to infuse the “magical elements” instead of him?... They are determined to bring on Dr. Strange movie post Ant-Man, the question remains will Strange remain side-lined for now? Some at Marvel are extremely hush-hush as plot points, characters as well as want-lists that are still being hashed-out for upcoming films, others think it’s good to gauge public opinion about what properties the public truly cares for and how they can be incorporated to the larger Marvel Movie-verse whilst staying true to the premise of the characters. Some of us like me see the potential and are really pushing for a Doctor Strange-centric Defenders movie but more importantly having Strange play a pivotal if not smallish role in the upcoming Avengers movie.

  • April 28, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    SithMenace, yes

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    You can read more here:</p><p>

  • April 28, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Thanks FETT

    by SithMenace

    I just read it in a couple of other places too.

  • April 28, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    The Hobbit - officialy pushed to never

    by RPLocke

    All that hype for nothing.

  • April 28, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    News of the world's review...

    by critch

    I'd sooner trust my cat's opinion of a movie over the UK's version of National Enquirer.

  • April 28, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Hobbit is a 2012 movie. Confirmed.

    by critch Also that Defenders movie will never happen. Sounds like a fanboy dream.

  • April 28, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Condfirmed that it has been TARGETED for 2012

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    The problem is, MGM is fucking broke, but they refuse to sell their stake in The Hobbit because they know that aside from Bond, it's their only asset. So nobody wants to pay their exorbitant asking price, but they can't pony up production moneuy, so everyone is sitting ojn their fucking thumbs which is why Marvel studios is looking to hire Del Toro since he doesn't have anything to do.

  • April 28, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    The point of TDK was the two ferries?

    by Continentalop

    I actually thought the point of TDK was Batman NOT killing the Joker. You know, being pushed and pushed but not breaking his vow to never kill.

  • April 28, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Del Toro on Avengers >>>>>> Whedon on Avengers

    by Tall_Boy66

    You know it to be true. We're talking pure cinematic skill here. I do like Whedon, but his flicks just ain't as pretty.

  • April 28, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST

    But is it covered in chocolate covered pussy juice?

    by GhostofLesterBangs

  • April 29, 2010, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Glad I saw it before reading this synopsis

    by Antz

    It was a good solid film, wouldn't drool over it like Harry. More review less story synopsis and spoilers in future please Harry.

  • April 29, 2010, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Oh, and it is a Thor referrence after the credits

    by Antz

    Not much, would not make any sense to anyone who does not know about the Avengers movie or Thor himself, but the scene is there after the credits.

  • April 29, 2010, 2:10 a.m. CST


    by nukeboy1970

    The haters on AICN must get some kind of sexual pleasure from hating popular movies or any movie that is just plain fun. I can understand a rational reason for not liking IM or TDK or both. However, mostly what I read is inane drivel coming from soulless fucks who must not find any joy in life at all. Hating something just to hate it. Like I said, I can respect an honest opinion, but I find those lacking in a lot of people on here. If you hate movies that much, then why are you on here? As far as those people bitching about Harry, the guy loves movies. Sometimes a little too much, but at least his heart is in the right place. He cares about film and enjoys just seeing a flick. As opposed to those on here who revel in masochistic misery when they see a movie. I question his taste a lot of times, but never the fact that he actually likes movies. Lastly, there are those on here who obviously lie about seeing things sometimes. How can I tell? You can’t say one thing about a movie that you didn’t pull off the web. Those are the most pathetic bunch of all. Hating something they haven’t even seen.

  • April 29, 2010, 2:14 a.m. CST

    The point of the two ferries

    by nukeboy1970

    Was to show that civilization won over chaos despite the Joker's best efforts.

  • April 29, 2010, 4:08 a.m. CST

    I get that nuke

    by Continentalop

    But what the citizens of Gotham do is secondary to what the hero of the story, Batman, does. Batman has been pushed and pushed and pushed, and yet he refuses to succumb and kill the Joker because that is what the Joker wants. To corrupt him and prove his point about people can be pushed into committing evil because everyone is a criminal and a killer deep inside. All they need is "one bad day." <p> The ferry scene IMO is just redundant to the theme of the movie, which is expressed in the scene where Batman does not kill the Joker and saves him.

  • April 29, 2010, 8:41 a.m. CST

    But Batman DID kill Two Face

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Did you all somehow miss that? Joker made Batman break his one rule. Now, I don't think Joker set that scene up to happen exactly like it did, he just planted the seed and watered it. I don't think he cared who Batman killed, he just wanted to prove that he knew how to push his buttons to get him to do the one thing he swore he wouldn't. The last time we see the Joker that hasn't happened yet, but I'm sure the next film would have been Bats meeting him in Arkham and Joker rubbing it in.</p><p>Why'd Heath have to die? FUCKING CHRIST I would love to see another Batman/Joker film!

  • April 29, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    AsimovLives is that the whole point of the movie

    by ominus

    then the director didnt a good job at all,since all the fans consider it a crime drama film and not a social commentary on the human morality.

  • April 29, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    AsimovLives if that is the whole point of the movie

    by ominus

    then the director didnt a good job at all,since all the fans consider it a crime drama film and not a social commentary on the human morality.

  • April 29, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    "Oh, just couldn't let me fall."

    by GhostofLesterBangs

  • April 29, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    I've seen IM 2

    by barnaby jones

    It was abit of mess, but i enjoyed it.

  • April 29, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Just seen it in UK

    by Axl Z

    One word - EXCELSIOR!!! This film was amazing,the Nick Fury at Starks house part was the only slow part and hat was purly becasue of what preceded it. Even then this wasn't a bad thing, honestly best film I've seen in a long while.. Ghostbusters 2 has serious sequel competition! 10 thumbs up..

  • April 29, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    I loved your Love Letter to Iron Man 2, Harry

    by Cathy904

    If anyone needs a template on how to write a geek love letter to a movie, this one is about as perfect as one can be. I was laughing throughout the review and it hasn't opened yet, LOL! I hope it lives even partially up to your glow.

  • April 29, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    What the hell is 'huzzah'?

    by Sick Fixx

    Is that some catchphrase bullshit with you, criticsarelame??? Makes you come off like the principal in the Breakfast Club when he comes out of the library to argue with a vending machine.

  • April 29, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    It's Thursday! And I missed this review! How so?

    by CodeName

  • April 29, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    First SuperHero fight was Hulk vs. Abomination

    by GulDucati

    Hulk vs. Abomination was the first superhero fight this world has seen. They exist in the same universe remember?

  • April 29, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST


    by Crosshair386

    I'm glade to hear that Scarlett was good in the movie!

  • April 29, 2010, 10:15 p.m. CST


    by Continentalop

    Abomination is a supervillain.

  • April 29, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Just saw it!

    by bohdi71

    I agree with Harry's assessment but thought the 2nd act lagged a bit with all the characters trying to get screen time.

  • April 29, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Don't believe Harry's hype.

    by Playkins

    Remember, he's buddies with Favreau.<P> For my money, I'd compare it more to Spider-Man 3 than Spider-Man 2. Way too many characters, too much going on, and at least one particularly bad over-the-top scene. Call me a liar, I don't care. I'll be there to say "told you so" in a week.

  • April 30, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Not as good as Iron man 1

    by Candy ass monkey suit

    Just saw IM2 today. Good flick but not as good as the first one. Downey didnt seem to be caring about Tony as much as he did in the first one. Again there wasn't enough action..Rourke slept through the whole thing and sam jackson couldve been in it more. That being said there was some cool stuff,just not as much as part one..this is nowhere near as bad as dardevil/elektra/Hulk or anything just couldve been so much better.

  • April 30, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Not as good as Iron man 1

    by Candy ass monkey suit

    Just saw IM2 today. Good flick but not as good as the first one. Downey didnt seem to be caring about Tony as much as he did in the first one. Again there wasn't enough action..Rourke slept through the whole thing and sam jackson couldve been in it more. That being said there was some cool stuff,just not as much as part one..this is nowhere near as bad as dardevil/elektra/Hulk or anything just couldve been so much better.

  • April 30, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Too much set-up for the next movies...

    by Mr Gorilla

    I didn't give a shit who SHIELD were in the first film. I still don't. I don't read these stupid comics. I just want a bloody good night out at the pictures. Are film franchises turning in to multi-million dollar TV series, where you have to have a doctorate in one before you can enjoy the next? Yawn. Nick Fury is going to be brilliant in the Avengers, is he? I don't give a damn. I'm watching Iron Man 2, not the Avengers.

  • April 30, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    Put down the lotion Harry. You're getting it on your keyboard

    by debrislide

  • April 30, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Iron Man 2 is a disaster of a film!

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Don't believe Harry & AICN's circle jerk for Jon Favreau. The film is fucking shit!

  • April 30, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Iron Man 2 is a masterpiece of a film!

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    The perfect Iron Man film. So much better than the first. Before I was happy "Happy" wasn't gonna direct Avengers. Now? Not so happy.

  • April 30, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Iron Man 2 is muddled & sluggish!

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    It's also got a dozen or so storylines. Subplots are picked up and thrown away for the next load. And what makes it worse, Iron Man only makes about 4 appearences.. 2 of which are nothing. A total waste & poor film from Jon Favreau.

  • April 30, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Garry shandlings plastic surgery

    by Candy ass monkey suit

    Did anyone else think that Garry shandling looked fuckin creepy with his new plastic surgery..especially the end scene..gave me the creeps !

  • April 30, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    First Superhero Fight

    by GulDucati

    What about Iron Man vs. Iron Monger on the freeway, even if you don't count Hulk vs. Abomination?

  • April 30, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Muddled AND sluggish?

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    Please pick one! Muddled? Yes if you have trouble following a simple comic book story, simple but great. Sluggish? No.

  • May 1, 2010, 5:54 a.m. CST


    by LordMaker

    I saw the movie yesterday and thought it was brilliant, some really good and funny moments. I think this is one of the films that will really polarize views of being very good to not so good. But this is no Spider-man 3. And some of the action is wild.

  • May 1, 2010, 6:02 a.m. CST

    I have read the best review od IM 2-D ever

    by MC_DLyte

  • May 1, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    It's FOOTING a single bill, Harry

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Not fitting. FOOTING. You don't "fit" a bill; you "foot" a bill.

  • May 1, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Scarlett's pendulum swinging back and forth?

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    So her clit was dangling out of her dress? That is fucking disgusting. And not attractive. Just like ScarJo. Not attractive.<p>I see that she's pretty, but, to me, not attractive. Therefore, this inane, panting over her is an-noy-ing...<p>Especially if her clit is dangling between her legs and swinging like a pendulum. Barf.

  • May 1, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Pendulum, you say?

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Perhaps this is what you mean?<p>

  • May 1, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Dammit, I fell for that POS MC_DLyte again

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    When am I gonna learn to pay attention to WHO is posting links? Never apparently.<p>Hey, MC_DLyte, I remember when I thought Borat was hilarious, too... FOUR YEARS AGO!<p>You should really change your name, too. MC_DLyte? What is that? Have you considered "Bore Ass?"

  • May 1, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Scarlett Widow

    by Berkshire

    The film is messy but enjoyable, just doesn't hang together as well as the first. Most of it's shortcomings are forgivable except for Scarlett. I've shat things with better acting skills than seen here. She can rock a catsuit though. Shame.

  • May 1, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    12 year old kids shouldn't write reviews..

    by Nocturama


  • May 1, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Did we watch the same movie?

    by MorpheusTheSandman

    Just came back from Iron Man 2, and while it was a fun movie, it was never as good as the first one. Hardly any action in the first 60 minutes, stotylines that didn't go anywhere and Rourke who got nothing to do. This one was Stark without the spark.

  • May 1, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Just saw it and...

    by Mr Walter

    I went into it not knowing the plot. I was surprised that i really enjoyed it more then the first. I was also surprised of how funny it was.

  • May 1, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    I really don't understand people sometimes

    by laguna_loire

    It was a year ago this weekend that I was packed off by the missus, on a Saturday afternoon, to go and see Wolverine with some mates. That film was, and still is, a bunch of godawful trash thats uneven between entertaining '80's action-cheeze and a terribly rushed conclusion, all set to a contrived plot. And people raged on here arguing about whether it was any good or not. I saw Iron Man 2 tonight and loved it. Yes, it was massively convoluted, yes it had a massive slew of characters, and yes it ran messily at times - but at least the director gave it an energy and drive that Wolverine sadly lacked, and the studio chose clearly NOT to intervene (Wolverine is obviously a result of studio interference), overall Iron Man 2 is a triumph of a sequel - and people slag it off outright. What gives? As for the News of the World's review, I wouldn't trust that crap - the reviewer shows his praise for the sneering jackboot boy David Cameron, a man with his head forever up the ass of the fuckbitch that is Margaret Thatcher!!

  • May 2, 2010, 3:11 a.m. CST

    Huge dissapointment!

    by afex

    Opened in Europe. Hugely dissapointed. I was going:"Do they have monkeys writing the script?" every 5 minutes. Again the main action sequences occur at nighttime ,so the CGI looks less crappy. I was crying for my 10 euros , even when not having big expexctations from the movie in the first place...

  • May 2, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST

    MorpheusTheSandman got it right

    by Bruce of all Trades

    Enjoyable movie, but not really as good as the first. And nowhere near as good as Harry makes it out to be. <p><p>I wonder if Harry's overly enthusiastic reviews are a result of his fanboyism or his obligation to praise the makers of the film for allowing him the chance to conduct interviews, go on set visits etc. If you review a movie and expect people to take you seriously, do it with some objectivity. Good Christ...

  • May 2, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Unintentionally funny...

    by ThaAtrain times, and Id STILL prefered EMily BLunt as Black Widow!!!

  • May 2, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Why post to his site if you don't like Harry

    by eman1111

    Hey complainers, whiners, and cry babies if you dislike Harry so much why do you even post on his site? Do I agree with everything Harry says, no, do I think he can be overenthusiastic like a young puppy trying to get your attention, yes, but I respect his passion and love of all things geeky. There is no dbout that some of you come here only to complain and inflict the rest of us with your negative attitude on life. Here is a suggestion go find some joy in life, enjoy the fact that we now get amazingly made superhero movies that we couldn't even dream about in the 70's. Stop hating just to hate, stop complaining just to complain.

  • May 2, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST


    by sagamanus

    If you liked the sequel to robocop 2, you will love this. Of course if you liked the sequel to robocop2 you probably also like the taste of cock in your mouth. I honestly have to say the ppl indicting ang lee's hulk for among other things lack of action, and then praise Ironman 1 and 2 for it's action, while both films have barely any, proves how stupid and insane comic book idiots are. I WOULD SLEEP JUST AS WELL HAD IRONMAN NEVER BEEN MADE - FU MARVEL

  • May 2, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST


    by sagamanus

    Go suck Ironman's new found element cock. If you were watching superhero films in the 70's, you should probably take off the spandax, stop waving your stupid flag, and grow up.

  • May 2, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    @Axl Z

    by sagamanus

    I had to repost this man's comment wow! "One word - EXCELSIOR!!! This film was amazing,the Nick Fury at Starks house part was the only slow part and hat was purly becasue of what preceded it. Even then this wasn't a bad thing, honestly best film I've seen in a long while.. Ghostbusters 2 has serious sequel competition! 10 thumbs up". If you found that part slow you should consider ritalin you sac of ADD shit. And as for ghostbusters2 - i hope thats a joke. I'll leave it to future generations to analyze.

  • May 3, 2010, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Overrated overhyped horseshit =

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Iron Man 1 <P> Abrams Star Trek<P> A V A T A R <P> Iron Man 2<P>

  • May 3, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST

    fun but....

    by vadakinX

    The film was fun. It was entertaining. The action scenes (as few as there were) were great. But there were too many jokes. Far too many. I understand that Downey's wit was what drove the first one but they went overboard on the sequel. <p> Plus, and this really pissed me off, the final fight with Danko was shorter than the Iron Monger fight from the first film. Yes you read that right. After all the complaints about the Iron Monger fight, Favreau gave us an even shorter fight with Whiplash.

  • May 3, 2010, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Haters are 0 for a billion.

    by critch

    Movie kicks ass. Kickass final battle. Great fights and interplay with Rhodey and Stark. Great leadup to Avengers/Thor/Captain America. Gonna make a shitton of money. And for the record, I can officially say that there is absolute proof that Dudewithsecrets is FULL. OF. SHIT. Go fuck yourself, whatever name you're using now. Love that "Trannyformers" guy. Every single movie he named was fuck awesome and huge blockbusters. Love also that the debate now is that Dark Knight sucks. Jesus you guys are retards. Sorry haters, you lose. Again. Go back and love up to Kick-Ass. A movie the haters love and somehow fails to be a huge success. At least they're starting to learn to keep the budgets down on movies that you guys like. Dark Knight - Iron Man 2 - Spider-Man 2 - Iron Man - Everyone else.

  • May 3, 2010, 3:25 a.m. CST


    by EddieMurphysLaugh

    And once again Harry Knowles is full of shit. Kevin Smith called TDK the Empire Strikes Back of Super Hero Movies. IF thats the case, than this is Attack of the Clones.

  • May 3, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Critch u re full of shit

    by Fanou

    I thought u were right when u werew 100% right for tellin dudewithsecrets to F off with his lies !!But now u cannot tell me Iron man 2 was a good movie .Man it was bad I don t think I ve gotten out of a movie as disappointed since Spidey 3 .It s definitely not as bad as spidey 3 but Come on is that all they could come up with.1st fight on the racetrack last 2 secs,2nd fight at Tony s house is the best but the CGI ruins it a bit,end fight was just pure garbage .People complained about the end fight in the 1 st(A movie that I actually enjoyed seein it twice in theaters)but in this one it s worth .Dumb shit about rhodey controllin the suit in 2 minutes,Iron man sayin he has to get away from stark expo so the crowd doesn t get hurt while he s been flyin aroud it for 5 min gettin people killed.....I could go on but what s the point.Definitely not worth my 10 bucks .I predict a 140 million openin but after that the movie will drop badly and probably not make more than 350 mil domestically.Ohhh and fuck John Favreau too for his stupid cameos ,at least M. night doesn t get annoyin on u tryin to act cool in his movies ...

  • May 3, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST

    An extremely mediocre film that is quickly forgotten

    by Trazadone

    I was reading a synopsis of a number of Iron Man 2 reviews and Harry’s juvenile review was included as well. It struck me how poorly Harry writes even after all these years running this website. It also highlighted how embarrassingly stupid he sounds when juxtaposed with other writers. I mean, don’t you cringe when you read this, “I F***ING LOVE THE ACTION of the film. I love that this is full on Marvel Science Fiction. The entire last act just f***ing rocks balls! I was concerned as I watched the Monaco sequence, that this would not be topped for the rest of the film. It is awesome. If you’ve been watching the TV Spots - you see a bit of the actual Whiplash vs IRON MAN in Monaco sequence - but frankly, once IRON MAN shows up… your ass was already blown away by Happy Hogan versus Whiplash. No S**t! I’m telling you - AWESOMERY! Sure - there’s a bit of Lucille Ball to Paltrow’s Pepper Potts in the car - but I love that. She’s freaking out. F**k, given what’s going on, I bet most of us would be freaking the f**k out. There’s a crazy ass bastard with lightning whips just cutting through steel and concrete and it is scary and visceral as all hell.” Harry, I understand you’re a “fanboy” and therefore required to sound more fanboyish when you write your reviews, but why not cut down on using “fuck” in every other sentence as a way to convey excitement? It just makes you sound dumb. By the way, I caught Iron Man 2 online and aside from 1 good action sequence 20 minutes in, nothing happens until a fairly decent climax. Your hyperbole over this film will sound increasingly inane once the rest of the world weighs in.

  • May 3, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Not better than the 1st

    by Mariusz

    Saw this last night and I was nowhere near as enthusiastic as Harry. This dude seems to say "everything" rocks balls and is awesome. Harry's either getting some sort of kickbacks from the studios OR he's simply gone mad. This movie is not great. It's good - at best. Bob Downey was cool. Paltrow was Paltrow. Scarlett J. was eye candy. Favreau has become the new M. Knight giving himself bigger roles in every movie. What a clown. Cheadle was a complete waste and so was Rourke. Sam Jackson? Can we put this asshole in one more fuckin' movie? Think we can do that? Is he not in every single movie already? Looking at Sam Jackson just makes me sick to my stomach. Nick Fury? Really? It's Sam Jackson playing Sam Jackson and it's FUCKIN' ANNOYING!!! Rockwell was the only great thing about the movie. In closing I'll say this, the next comic book movie worth watching will be out July 20, 2012! Mark your calendars.

  • May 3, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST


    by imaxguyaustin

    ...where did you see it?

  • May 3, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    IRONMAN 2 at Austin IMAX!

    by imaxguyaustin

    Tickets available online!

  • May 3, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    imaxguyaustin, you can see Iron Man 2

    by Trazadone

    online - it's all over the place since it has already opened overseas.

  • May 3, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    My fight against falling sleep

    by plataboy

    was longer than the fight between Wiplash and Iron Man/War Machine. Sorely disappointed.

  • May 3, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Iron Man 2 Review and Spoilers

    by Mr_Satan

    Well I just saw the movie. And I will be seeing it again soon. The movie is not boring by any stretch of the imagination. Boring is that first Hulk movie except for the desert chase. <p>Iron Man 2 starts in Russia where were introduced to Ivan Danko and his dying father. Yeah so he died. Like spoiler or what have you. After the death Ivan wants revenge against the man he feels stoles his fathers legacy. He doesn't come up with the mini arc reactor as more that he follows his fathers plans that they just had lying around. Who does that? He then makes his whiplash exo-skeleton along with keeping up with all of Iron Mans exploits.<p> <p>We then find Tony living it up as much as he can. *Spoiler* He's dying from the chemical being seeped into his body from the mini-reactor *End Spoiler* Stark has become even more of an ass since the last movie, he started behaving erratically, and has been less focused on his company. And the world is starting to take notice. I'm going to skip over the senate scene because it's been shown to death in the commercials.<p> <p>Stark wants more time to stay as Iron Man so he decides to give the company to Pepper. And yes it's explained that he can do that, if you think anything in this movie happens with out explanation you are to busy texting your stupid ass friends. That's when were introduced to Natasha/Natalie. She is there to get the company paper work signed so Pepper can be placed as the CEO. And Tony hires her as his assistant.<p> In the scene that I skipped we were introduced poorly to Justin Hammer. In Monaco is where I really consider the character to be more fleshed out. He is a want to be rival of Stark only he is more of a fanboy/hater. He tries to be as cool as Tony and as smart and fails on both occasions. And it pisses him off to no end.<p> <p>Now comes the great car race slash Whiplash reintroduction. Stark is living everyday like it's his last on Earth, so he gets into a car race and Whiplash is there (Shut up guys, seriously he deduced where Tony was going to be by his actions, not because of some fucking dumb luck... Once again pay attention to the fucking movie and news clippings in his apartment) anyway he's on track destroying the cars and Pepper and Happy are on there way to the track with Tony Suitcase Suit. I want one by the way. And they help but not much. So Tony is having a time with Whiplash and it's Broadcast on the TV so Hammer sees it as well. And he thinks he can use Danko to improve on his shitty armor.<p> <p>Danko gets locked up and broken out by Hammer (once again pay attention to the movie the guy that was sent into cell didn't know he was supposed to die hence the scuffle)Anyway Ivan is now working for Hammer and Tony is still going off the deep end.<p> <p> Now Roadie has had it with Tony's Shenanigans. He gets into a suit hrm and it works for him hrrmm... We all know that Tony made it so that it only works for him riiiight. And they have a sweet friendly squabble. And Roadie leaves with the suit ;)<p> <p>Now comes in Shaft er I mean Nick Fury. And he's pissed and we finally get to see Scar Jo in her Widow costume. And I started to drool a bit. Tony is shocked to find she works for shield. We learn Tony's father started shield and the reactor isn't complete. <p> <p>The Movie keeps moving. And never feels slow at all. Even with all the talking going on. I know words hurt some of you peoples heads. And slam 3 to the haters marked off list<p> <p>Any way we are now entering the last climactic scene and at no point does Pepper get hit in the face.. It's stark Expo And Hammer's droids and War Machine are introduced and bad shit happens as soon as Tony shows up as Iron Man... And Yes I did skip something and no I don't care about the damn shield being used to hold up something. Figure out which shield... Anyway Tony has to survive about 20 or so Hammerdroids and a radio operated Warmachine...<p> <p> Widow and Happy do head over Hammer's factory to stop Danko.. Happy doesn't fare to well on the infultration front, but he tried to help. And Scar Jo looks bad ass taking out a whole security team on her own. *Spoiler* she releases Rodie from Danko's control. And the last fight is superb. between the Iron Men and Whiplash. And people that say it wasn't are just bitchy nerds who don't like well anything. I will be seeing it again Friday and Saturday.

  • May 3, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Ur an idiot

    by sagamanus

    You attack the first hulk movie as boring for what I assume is the endless talking(hulk 1 is brilliant btw but not without problems). And then you say this about Ironman2 "The Movie keeps moving. And never feels slow at all. Even with all the talking going on. I know words hurt some of you peoples heads". -- Ironman is complete garbage and it has nothing to do with the talking, it's the fact they make idiot cockboys like you shell out money for what is essentially the robocop2 effect - MAKE A BIGGER BADDER ROBOT FOR THE SEQUEL!

  • May 3, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Dark Knight sequel script

    by dcsmith

    It's a sequel to "The Dark Knight" that I wrote as an exercise. It's called "Batman: Revelations" and I'm putting it online for public review... God help me. Find it at:

  • May 3, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Sagamanus your a dick

    by Mr_Satan

    There now were even. And Hulk was boring because of the stilted dialogue. The longing looks the lack of character interaction that felt real of plausible. I don't mind talkie movies. I do mind movies that meander without end. And this meandered and on and on then it took a sabbatical and a siesta. It was to long, and the whole thing just felt forced. Criticize me will you. I take great um bridge at your use of idiot. And it's not like Robocop 2. Which while interesting went way to far with it's cartoonish characters. And I'll watch that over and over again before I try to slog through Hulk again. <p>By the by Sag you must like Pride and Prejudice if you liked the Hulk. Nothing against that movie. I just think you have a vagina, that's not a bad thing love to hear from women around here. Even though my wife thought it was boring as well, oh and every other person I've talked to not affiliated with these talkbacks.<p>

  • May 4, 2010, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Superman Returns & Iron Man 2 are Neck & Neck over at RT

    by james4543

  • May 4, 2010, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Iron Man dance scene!

    by james4543

  • May 4, 2010, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Just watched Iron Man 2, was pretty good but...

    by Toruk_Makto

    I see a potential problem with the movie plots continual reliance on the latest and greatest 'technology'.<p> I was never a huge Iron-man reader but from what I have read, the books were able to tell a story without the need to re-revolutionize the Iron-man technology every bloody issue.<p> They need to slow it down a bit (i.e. savor) or at this rate, by the fourth film Tony Stark won't need a 'suit' as he'll have evolved into some bio-mechanical entity.<p><p> Which, would kinda be like Spider-man mutating into a big red and blue spider.

  • May 4, 2010, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Sorry guys but it's just not very good...

    by Pdorwick

    Just saw this on the best screen in London (BFI IMAX) and try as I might I couldn't bring myself around to liking any of it. The trouble with Harry's review (all of Harry's reviews actually) is that he's ticking his off his fanboy checklist not reviewing the movie as a united artistic piece.<br><br>...and on that level Ironman 2 fails terribly: plodding, near non-existent plot, no narrative drive, very few action scenes (I counted 3) and two wasted actors (Rourke and especially Johanssen). It's not terrible as Downey, Paltrow and Rockwell are very entertaining but it's not a good movie by any stretch of the imagination.

  • May 4, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST

    LOL @satan

    by sagamanus

    "Even though my wife thought it was boring as well, oh and every other person I've talked to not affiliated with these talkbacks." -------------------I like how professional cocksuckers like you on top of claiming your married without being asked, or it being even in the vicinity of the subject just decide to throw that out there. As if your idiot wife(if you have one)or anyone elses opinion of things matter. Dont pretend she is some all knowing being to turn to when you want to dismiss something. And for your information you can't come onto these talkbacks and then pretend your somekind of neutral lifeform. PS - Oh and if you liked Ironman and robocop you're probably sucking your own cock right now.

  • May 4, 2010, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Not as good as the first...

    by ThePorkChopExpress

    Gotta say, I was a bit let down. Not by story, acting or characters etc. Mostly the timing and the chronology of the film. The film suffers from a lack of action - the action we do see is literally what we saw in Iron Man one but jazzed up a bit. Nothing new at all really, just more. But it's condensed into 2 or 3 action pieces and the rest of it is ALL narrative. The story is fine, but the time frame inside the film itself is just beyond what can be reasonably accepted as any kind of reality. If they adjusted the pacing and made the actions scenes more dynamic that would have been much better. Instead, most of the time we see stark flying in the suit and fighting things, he's a yellow jet stream set against a city back drop at night. When we fly with Iron Man in the first one, it's got pop, it's exciting and we are right there with him. This time it's less involving and rushed to me. Still liked it, but it's not great by any means.

  • May 4, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    My wife Is lovely

    by Mr_Satan

    <p>And we have been married 7 years come may 17th. And she represents people who can give a shit about comic books, or comic book movies. She doesn't care about if the movie stayed close to the source and she doesn't care if the characterization are right. She just likes entertaining movies.<P> <p> Also you fucking cunt if you ever call my wife an idiot again I'll find out your IP address and come find you. We all know it's not hard. I know what your thinking but your a basement dweller like me. No fucktard I have a house a nice car and a good career. Yes it's hard to believe but its possible to have a life away from computers.<p> <p>Anyway Dickhead you miss the point to my previous statements. That movies are movies. Some good, some bad, others are just ok. And Robocop was good 2 was stupid but entertaining 3 sucked donkey dick. I never claimed to be able to suck my own dick. That's why I got a woman. And you well your just sad, you couldn't refute what I wrote about the Hulk and decided to attack my cute wife, and completely left out the part about other people. And you know I'm right that's why you thought I could suck my own dick. Because I'm just so awesome to you, and you want a taste of my magic log.<p> <p>PS Go to a comic book store and meet a nice nerdy girl you seriously need to get laid. Your about as angry as an Al qeada member. Pussy it's what's for dinner. Fucking dweeb.<p>

  • May 4, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Your a joke Satan

    by sagamanus

    Lol.Internet MR.T's. - come and find me i'd love to see it. This is the second time I've been threatened on this forum for attacking something, nothing came of that either. I really can't take you or your whore wife seriously whose probably wearing a spiderman costume right now. What's with the bulge on it? ps- I could care less about comics or source material, don't give a shit about remaing faithful to it either. Ironman sucks on all levels just like you suck cocks of all shapes and sizes.

  • May 4, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST


    by ThePorkChopExpress

    I didn't once feel like anyone was in real danger in this film. Atleast not from any villains or bad guys (Why would Ivan build himself whips if he can't hit people with them who are 3 feet away from him and trapped in a car?)... just didn't feel tense at all.

  • May 4, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Watched it last night, summaried review

    by gomez33

    The Good: Robert Downey Jr is excellent again. Scarlett is very good too and her one action scene is probably the best filmed in the whole movie. The Bad: Thw whole ill fitting Avengers bit. Samuel L Jackson is flipping awful in this. The Awful: The 100 mins it takes Stark to find a cure, get drunk at his birthday, talk to Nick Fury and promote Pepper to CEO are really dull to watch, bordering on pointless. Seriously, the action lasts about 20 mins in total for a 2 hr film and even though its very good, the way they dispatch with the main bad guy makes the action at the end of the first one look epic. Its a decent enough film but no way better than the first.

  • May 4, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Internet MrT?

    by Mr_Satan

    That's great and you did it again your a real stupid kid. Your a waste of life. Enjoy your basement or cool apartment over your parents garage. You 350lbs door stop. Take your inhaler and go to the fridge and stuff your twinkie eating face. When you get your first coronary just know that I'm laughing at you.

  • May 4, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST

    My sweet spot is bruised and throbbing

    by RETURN_of_FETT

  • May 4, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST


    by sagamanus

    You threaten someone over the internet and think I'm some douch bag. Lol. I have no doubt you just described yourself in your last attack, you fat sac of shit. Go watch Ironman for a 5th time and pretend you can fly off a building.

  • May 4, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST


    by Mr_Satan

    Quit typing and go outside. Stop fucking your hand and go buy a hooker. Then you can see how grown ups live for at least 15 seconds. I'm done with you like a used tissue after blowing my nose. I'll leave you with a simple tah. And be done with it.

  • May 4, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST


    by sagamanus

    See how grown ups live? After suggesting a hooker! Proof he isn't married. You tell me to stop typing after you keep responding to my comments regrding your stupid retorts. Lol. Do you even understand what your saying in between telling your wife "not tonight honey, I'm watching Ironman. "ahhhh, thats what you said for the last 10 days"

  • May 4, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST


    by imaxguyaustin

    I watched it during a technical screening here in the IMAX in Austin. Why watch it on a little screen (in digital, which is even worse) when you can see it in IMAX?

  • May 4, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah....

    by imaxguyaustin

    ...I don't watch bootlegged films online before they've been released to video. I'M NOT A THIEF! Shame others here can't say the same thing.

  • May 4, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    I was disappointed with Iron Man 2.

    by MobileAccess

    Not as good as the first. The villain aint all that. Nick Fury stuff was ok, but I would have liked more Marvel cameos, and more of a revealing tease of the Avengers stuff, beyond a file folder that says "Avengers" on it.

  • May 4, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    i agree with MobileAccess

    by avenger147

    Avengers folder...gimme a break. You coulda done much more than that.

  • May 4, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Scarlett was born to play comic hotties. And that alone.

    by Onin Solstice

  • May 4, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    I loved it

    by Argentino

    If I have to pick one thing I didn't like is that *spoiler* they hooked up Tony with Pepper at the end. You can feel the chemistry dying as soon as they kiss. Just after that they're holding hands and talking to Rodey, and Downey reminded me of when you're making out with a girl at a party and at the end they suddenly turn on the lights, u know? U get a full look of the girl and she doesn`t look that good with good lighting and you're thinking "wtf did I just do?"

  • May 4, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    We need Iron Man vs Magic or super villains

    by the Green Gargantua

    They have the Iron man can kick ass on robots, and mecha suits so lets hope Avengers has him fighting the Hulk in the opening scene.

  • May 4, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Didn't care for it much

    by Manatee

    They forgot the cardinal rule of sequels: Epiphany, not Exposition. When Sammy Jackson and his eye patch appear, the movie jumps the tracks. LOOOOOOONG sequences of exposition to set up something that could have been handled as a stinger in the End Credits. Also, I don't buy Scarlett Johansson as an action hero AT ALL. The harder she tries to be a bad ass, the worse it gets. Basically, they try to cram too much into one movie, completely forgetting the things that made the original so great. What you're left with is a kinetic mess. One super great thing about IM2, however, is Sam Rockwell. He owns this movie.

  • May 5, 2010, 12:22 a.m. CST

    by boz55

    Can't wait to see it!

  • May 5, 2010, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Saw it again and sucked bigTIME

    by james4543

  • May 5, 2010, 1:04 a.m. CST

    Agree with Manatee...

    by Boo Cocky

    Just saw a free pretty much summed up my problems with the film. Even the action scenes were cluttered. And the Stark/Rhodey tension seemed rushed to me. The only thing in Iron Man 2 that was better than the 1st was the villain. Whiplash is much better than War Monger was.

  • May 5, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Saw it last night

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Really enjoyed it. Is it great, timeless cinema? Er, nah. It is a boner-inducing time at the show? Damn straight. Favreau treads that fine line between Spidey 2 and 3, trying to give us the most of character AND action without sacrificing either. There are points where the narration is perilously busy and strained, a la Spidey 3. But thankfully there aren't a bunch of people CRYING all the time. The action sequences do rock, although they're fast and mostly at night, and a lot of it is blurry.<p> I should note that--unless I blinked--the part with Tony letting Black Widow try out his repulsor was NOT in the movie, nor was the trailer sequence with Pepper tossing the IM helmet out the airplane cargo bay. There was no "go get 'em boss" or "you complete me." Am I wrong? Did I miss it?<p> Rockwell owned. His description of that smart missile was insane.

  • May 5, 2010, 8:22 a.m. CST

    It's a blast, as good as the first one

    by zapano

    the performances are great, the action is great, its amusing, tone is perfect, its coulourful and it has its own identity. however the plot is all over the place. whereas the the last half hour of the first was a complete waste, this one ends very satisfactorly

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  • May 5, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Abominable Snowcone

    by Boo Cocky

    Unless we both missed, those scenes were not in the movie and I, for one, am glad. There was way too much snarky dialogue and gag reel scenes to begin with (DJ Iron Man was just too much for me). If they had included the scenes from the trailers, it would've vaulted the movie into Fantastic Four territory. And I personally have no problem sacrificing action for character as long as the character is interesting and/or needs more developing. The problem with Iron Man 2 is that the main characters were already pretty well developed from the first film. They didn't need much more developing. I agree that they didn't over-do it like in Spider-man 3, but they came pretty damn close.

  • May 6, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST's pretty good

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    This film is much more based on banter than the first. Dialogue is constantly overlaying other character's dialogue.</p><p>It's a pretty good movie and not too far removed from the tone of the first, but this one gets mired in weepiness and that slows it down.</p><p>Also, Stark is much mroe of an arrogant prick this time, which is actually closer to the Tony Stark from the comics. So when he's at the Stark Expo saying "I saved the world and nobody can stand toe to toe with me", you kinda can't help but think "Oh fuck you, man." Again, that's Tony Stark from the comics, but it takes a bit of the fun away that we all had with the original.</p><p>The other thing you're going to really pick up on is that they are setting up Demon in a Bottle. Tony is a real drunken piece of shit in one scene. he's the guy that really needs his fucking ass kicked at a party, but this time it's his party and h's the most powerful man in the world so you just stand off to the side and say "What a fuckin' douche."</p><p>This is all fine but I wonder if it might alienate some of the younger fans.</p><p>I'm not sure what to think about Whiplash. He's built up as this big, menacing threat, then sort of sidelined. Plus it's hard to imagine Mickey Rourke as this brilliant physicist that breaks through the most advanced computer firewalls in seconds flat, all while slurring about wanting his Baretta bird back.</p><p>So it's a mixed bag. Now I understand why there are so many variations on the reviews because this film is kind of all over the place. Probably too many ideas that we keep jumping between. The first film was such a clear, linear story and this one feels more like an episode of a TV show that's trying to balance multiple storylines. I think that's what people are really getting at when they say this one doesn't have enough action or Iron Man. There's plenty of both, it's just diluted by a bunch of other stuff.

  • May 6, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST


    by slkboxrman

    look I won't even write your full name because it clear based on your name that u regularly clean batmans balls and anus with your own tongue. That being said, for u to even try to be objective on iron man is retarded. Let's be honest, batman begins was great, dark knight was a massive mess of a movie saved only, only by heath ledgers performance. And on the subject of harry, have u ever thought that maybe he just likes a movie without gettin paid ? Just because he liked a movie and u didn't just proves u have crap taste in movies. If this site has let u down, or sold out, then go away and stfu. I'm sick of u batman ballsuckers.....dark knight was not THAT great....peace

  • May 7, 2010, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 3

    by mattsatonthecat

  • May 7, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Hey, RETURN_of_FETT!

    by comaxxx

    Dude, I totally agree with you. Nuff said!

  • May 7, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST


    by comaxxx

    Why do I need to see Tony Stark buy strawberries? WHY?

  • May 7, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST


    by comaxxx

    Why do I need to see Hammer pulling out 8 different run-of-the-mill firearms out of his suitcase and describing them in detail for about 4 minutes? WHY?

  • Anyway, I'm trying not to read anything till I see this, which probably won't be till Monday...

  • May 7, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    At the Chicago Imax...

    by ABasketOfPups

    ...during Black Widow's trailer-moment, it looked like something went horribly, horribly wrong. Like the frames had been doubled and overlaid incorrectly. Anyone else see this or did I have a stroke? (I really shouldn't hand this crowd, that word, should I?) (Saw it there twice, now, and it was like this both times.)

  • May 9, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Does Harry receive his stipend in cash or check?

    by Fletch Gannon

    I obviously didn't see the same movie as he did because I thought IM2 was okay while Harry had an orgasm from what I can tell from his review. Most people are saying it's okay and I agree with them...I can't understand the joygasms from others.

  • May 9, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    farv farv Binks

    by ImissGnR

    looking for the iron man 2.5 without Favreau parts. please circulate around the 'cons this year. thnx

  • May 10, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    "disappointed" in Iron Monger?

    by njscribe44

    I didn't really mind that they didn't go with original origin of a bare-chested guy in a cape with a chest medallion and a high-tech chesspiece fixation.

  • May 11, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    I actually agree...

    by richievanderlow

    IM2 is better than the first one. Many don't. I agree with most of Harry's review for once. Great second film for a series.

  • May 12, 2010, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Dancing super-heroes must be geek repellent...

    by Chishu_Ryu

    ...judging from the surprising number of negative posts about an otherwise pretty good super-hero movie. I suppose I must like it when super-heroes dance, then. Can't wait for Captain America to bust out with the Charleston and Thor to do the Watusi...

  • May 12, 2010, 7:57 a.m. CST

    re: Strawberries!?

    by Chishu_Ryu

    Would you have preferred he pulled over to buy a BK value meal (see IM1) in another horrid attempt at clever corporate product placement?

  • May 12, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Deconstructing IM2

    by Gordak

    So...this film is a mess. I approached it like any other superhero film, you know the whole grain of salt thing. But it reflects a general malaise with filmmaking in general, a complete disregard for its audience. Improve is okay in say, comedies, but you compare these performances to the Dark Knight and they just seem sloppy in comparison, but the script wasn't great to work with at all either. They gave Scarlett unnecessary sexy dialogue that lead no where. That's layer one. Layer two is about the whole idea of being a super hero. I know who Tony Stark is and thinks Downey, despite doing Bill Murray through the beginning of the film, does a great job of it. In fact, I think he's the only one that could handle the improv. But Tony Stark as he is, is no hero. The attack scene at the expo at the end. Besides being spectacular, why would he keep buzzing by the expo with bullets and rockets flying endangering everyone there. The only time he saves anyone is a kid wearing a mask, and it felt totally added in there. He was more concerned about saving his own skin, which is understandable, but doesn't lend to the SUPER HERO mythos. Here are all of TONY'S people gathered at HIS expo, and I feel he doesn't care anything for them. In fact, endangers them. Take How to Train Your Dragon. Here is a weak boy with EVERYTHING to lose saving an entire race of people who HATE and BETRAYED him and goes up against amazing odds anyway. He's about 400 times the hero Tony Stark is. Superman 2 was the same, once the trio knew they couldn't defeat Superman they knew to go after the people because he actually "cared" for them. This goes along with the whole misuse of the suit. I'm sorry, but sitting at Donut King talking to Sam Jackson in an eye patch just looks stupid. The DJ scene just lends more to this. I get it. He's supposed to be an out of control wreck. It just looked bad. Then we have the problem of the weakest battles ever. You defeat Whiplash by removing his battery? That's it? This goes along with a thousand other problems that I'm sure geeks aren't throwing their hands up in despair. Don Cheadle can just walk in and take a suit? It's that easy? No one thought Mickey could control the DRONES remotely? And are surprised when he does?

  • May 12, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Deconstructing IM2

    by Gordak

    So...this film is a mess. I approached it like any other superhero film, you know the whole grain of salt thing. But it reflects a general malaise with filmmaking in general, a complete disregard for its audience. Improve is okay in say, comedies, but you compare these performances to the Dark Knight and they just seem sloppy in comparison, but the script wasn't great to work with at all either. They gave Scarlett unnecessary sexy dialogue that lead no where. That's layer one. Layer two is about the whole idea of being a super hero. I know who Tony Stark is and thinks Downey, despite doing Bill Murray through the beginning of the film, does a great job of it. In fact, I think he's the only one that could handle the improv. But Tony Stark as he is, is no hero. The attack scene at the expo at the end. Besides being spectacular, why would he keep buzzing by the expo with bullets and rockets flying endangering everyone there. The only time he saves anyone is a kid wearing a mask, and it felt totally added in there. He was more concerned about saving his own skin, which is understandable, but doesn't lend to the SUPER HERO mythos. Here are all of TONY'S people gathered at HIS expo, and I feel he doesn't care anything for them. In fact, endangers them. Take How to Train Your Dragon. Here is a weak boy with EVERYTHING to lose saving an entire race of people who HATE and BETRAYED him and goes up against amazing odds anyway. He's about 400 times the hero Tony Stark is. Superman 2 was the same, once the trio knew they couldn't defeat Superman they knew to go after the people because he actually "cared" for them. This goes along with the whole misuse of the suit. I'm sorry, but sitting at Donut King talking to Sam Jackson in an eye patch just looks stupid. The DJ scene just lends more to this. I get it. He's supposed to be an out of control wreck. It just looked bad. Then we have the problem of the weakest battles ever. You defeat Whiplash by removing his battery? That's it? This goes along with a thousand other problems that I'm sure geeks aren't throwing their hands up in despair. Don Cheadle can just walk in and take a suit? It's that easy? No one thought Mickey could control the DRONES remotely? And are surprised when he does?

  • May 12, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    No, the first Iron Man was a mess.

    by Chishu_Ryu

    Iron Man 2 at least had a logical progression to it. In Iron Man 1, I had no idea, really, why Obadiah was doing what he did, I mean, why kill your f***ing golden egg-laying goose? And the final battle in IM1 was lame-o. Stupid, even. In Iron Man 2, the villains have a legitimate reason for hating Stark, jealousy and revenge. While Iron Man in the sequel may have never been truly threatened by a villain, it shows that the true villain Stark/Iron Man was facing, just like in the comics many times, came from within. That Iron Man can easily dispatch his enemies show just how technically superior Stark's machine is, which makes a lot of sense. If anyone else had a better mouse trap, the gov't wouldn't be so hot on Stark's ass from the beginning of the film. Believe it, Iron Man 2 is a better film than the first one.

  • May 14, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST


    by seansarto

    The worst part for me, and I wonder if anyone else who grew up reading these comic books agrees with me, is whatever motivation the producers have that they feel it nesecary to update and revise these stories to cater to new audiences...It usually conveys political aspirations on the part of the investors to indoctrinate those who are new to the material and usually undermines the integrity of the story. They try to explain it in exposition that seems almost apologetic......because it is inexplicable. Every comic book adaption movie I've seen so far suffers from it.

  • May 15, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Gotta say

    by dagwood

    Even though this talk back probably isn't being read by anyone, I feel compelled to say that I just saw IM2 and while I enjoyed the first, I thought this one was a boring mess. Boring in that I almost fell asleep and a mess because the script photocopied the wrong elements of the first and tried to up them.

  • May 16, 2010, 2:48 a.m. CST


    by slkboxrman

    i completely ignore any comments that say absolutely anything about how great "the dark knight" is....seriously, u losers gotta get off the dark knights wasnt that great....again seriously...

  • May 16, 2010, 3:03 a.m. CST


    by slkboxrman

    u may never read this but ill say it anyways.... u and harry DID see the same movie. the only difference is that harry has a brain. i guess when they were giving out brains, u were standing in the wrong line...good job loser. i hate how when someone likes a movie and happens to run the site the review is on is suddenly getting paid for his opinion. harry is not like the women u pay to have sex with u..he doesnt have to be paid to enjoy it.

  • May 16, 2010, 3:07 a.m. CST


    by slkboxrman

    i loved that scene, tony wanted desperately to apologize to pepper, and being the royal ass that he is forgets that its the one and only fruit shes deathly allergic to. i dont understand the hate for that it because she wasnt topless ? u guys are losers, again and again...

  • May 16, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Chishu_Ryu.. the dancing

    by richievanderlow

    yeah.. drunk Tony dancing in the costume really irked me. It really seemed like they were trying to see what they could get away with. Just too silly.

  • May 16, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    richievanderlow I disagree

    by MurderMostFowl

    You were supposed to feel uncomfortable. You were supposed to feel like it was embarrassing and dangerous. That's what I took away from it.

  • May 16, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    finally saw it tonight...

    by MurderMostFowl

    Hands down better than the 1st one to me. A couple of scenes were a little awkward... I thought the last 5 minutes of the movie ( after Stark saves the day ) felt rushed. I liked the idea of what was happening, and the very end ( pre credits ) was great, but ... I dunno. Can't say anything else without spoilers.

  • May 16, 2010, 11:54 p.m. CST

    I have BIG problems with this movie...

    by ckone

    I enjoyed it, had fun, enjoyed watching Tony Stark, and the Iron Man Universe, but I felt cheated by a few major things. By this time you all have seen it, but just in case, SPOILER TIME...My first major gripe is the fx. In IM1, when you see him flying you are in awe of him, and you see the flaps of his suit shifting while he is in flight, and it is bright daylight, and looks amazing. Aside from the ground battle with Vanko, and the battle with Rhodey, we only ever see IM flying at night and you can't friggin see a thing and I saw it in IMAX.. All I could see were the glow from his boots and the glow from the supposed bots chasing him...I wanted to see Iron man not his exhaust...but REALLY my major gripe was in how Vanko was defeated in the final showdown. WHAT THE HELL?? He has them dead to rights and just when he could go in for the kill, that's when he decides it's time to do the one stupid thing he could think of doing and pop his helmet off?? WHY??? They went to the trouble of having IM try to take his head off with his shoulder thingies like he did in part 1, but Vankos armor protected him by covering up, which was cool, it showed how smart the guy was, but then at the most pivotal moment, when he could have been gutting Rhodey and thus proving how much of a threat he was, he goes and pops off his helmet, completely making himself vulnerable to , oh I dunno a wonder twin attack blast????? And then what about the idea of a Sniper from shield??? OR anyone with a weapon lurking around??? THAT WAS DUMB!! The thing that really kills me is that one moment completely ruins how well the character was built, you felt he was one step ahead of Tony and the audience the whole movie, and then inexplicably just does something so stupid?? I can't believe that Harry could let that pass...That completely pulled me out of the film...Another thing that really bugged me, was that there was no sense of true danger, for anyone, the bystanders at the expo, running from giant pieces of glass falling from the sky and no one gets hurt? and none of it is implied at all...we see two people tumble down a small flight of steps...and what about that fact that at his party he was blasting the hot babes with Wine bottle shrapnel, but no one gets injured?? at all? insanely stupid. They cut away from his air humping in that scene in just enough time to keep it from being Spidey 3 worthy, but they were cutting it close. I am just dissapointed that a villain who was so darn smart and calculating was taken out in such a pg way. Compare it to the weight you feel when Tony first goes out in the suit and takes care of business against those militia felt something there, in IM2 I just felt dissapointed in HOW the threat went from build up to ultimate let down. Too BAD.

  • May 17, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Good movie, not as good as the first.

    by parissun

    If you loved Iron Man, you'll like this movie but it's not as good as the first. I think the story was not as tight and may have needed to be shaved down. I will say that this movie is worth seeing just for Scarlett Johannsen. I would pay to her Black Widow kick ass for 3 hours. A lot of good action, the jokes were a bit flat but overall a good night at the movies. Don't expect anything life changing ala Harry's experience though.

  • May 17, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Big action finale was shit

    by BurnHollywood

    Reminded me of RedLetterMedia's YouTube breakdown of ATTACK OF THE CLONES, where those stupid fucking drones were hitting every molecule of air around Iron Man, just not Iron Man himself. Not one iota of tension, and as usual, only the effects guys knew what the fuck was going on, because with two dozen things flying around on the screen and no remote control to pause the movie and do a frame-by-frame analysis, it's anybody's guess how much danger IM was in at any time. Which is another RLM gripe...too much shit on the screen equals zero suspense. Should've just been IM, War Machine and Whiplash. Fuck those useless drones...almost as bad as those "Roger, roger" pussies from PHANTOM MENACE. And the big three-way matchup at the end...was that even 60 seconds long? Fucking letdown.<p> Oh, and screen villains need to take a hint from real life bad guys and stop warning their targets by putting "beep beep beep" thingies and countdown clocks on their bombs. Man, that's a tired-ass meme that needs to go away.<p> Elsewhere in the movie: I have no idea what dying Stark added to the plot...should've just been about him being butthurt when Whiplash shows up and kicks his ass, which is what prompts him to redesign his suit. I also had no idea what turning Hammer and Vanko into bitchy rivals undermined their effectiveness as villains, and would've been much better if they were solid allies. Black Widow fight sequence was fucking stupid...reminded me of the abysmal DISTRICT 13, where the guards/cops always attack one at a time, and never use their sidearms.<p> And in true, unimiginative screenwriter fashion, Paltrow's Potts has degenerated from Stark's better half into an irritating, whiny bitch. Laughed out loud when she had the local PD bust Hammer...oh right, it's JUST THAT EASY to bust a crooked CEO. "There's the men who caused the Gulf oil spill, officers! Slap the cuffs on them!"<p> Pretty mediocre effort filled with the typical Hollywood bullshitisms. If you think that's worth rushing out and paying for, you must have a lot more spending cash than me...

  • May 19, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Saw it...loved it.

    by ArchangelX

    I'm not the type to get all snarky about a film and get mired in the nitty-gritty details. I either like it or I don't...and I liked IM2. It was a fun, entertaining flick...and the story had some gut to it. Good stuff.

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  • May 23, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Saw it for the second time today

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  • Aug. 3, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    IM2 > IM1

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    That's right. I said it. I loved IM1, but IM2 is even better. I haven't been able to understand why it got such a mediocre response. Cheadle rocks, the story was better, and the ending was a vast improvment (though I know some have claimed it's just a scaled up version of IM1). Oh well. Doesn't bother me since the IM1 ending was without doubt the weakest part of that film. Can't wait to watch IM2 again on Blu.

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