Now is the time to regain control of your life

Now is the time to regain control of your life

Multi-millionaire inventor and hunk Tony Stark’s identity (Robert Downey Jr) is now known to everyone and the US government wants to ‘clone’ him even as he remains the broker of world peace. In addition to Congressmen’s pressure there’s trouble coming from a dying Russian physicist’s son to avenge his father and destroy Howard Stark’s (Tony’s father) legacy. There is also trouble with Tony’s health as the Palladium, the element that’s keeping him alive, is poisoning his blood. Thinking that his life is just numbered, Tony goes into self-destruct mode, drinking and leaving his long-time girlfriend Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) to look after Stark company. Will ‘Iron Man’ have the guts of steel to overcome his troubles this time?

We have sexy Scarlett Johansson playing a spy, Don Cheadle taking over as Tony’s pal Lt Col Jim Rhodes, and Samuel L Jackson as agent Nick Fury. The best of them all is sweet, yet convincingly sophisticated Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts who tries to save Tony’s company. Rourke as the villain does a lot with his Russian accent.

However, there is also some absurdity in relation to Tony and his father. The plot is also plain simple. But, nobody is complaining here, as there are enough comedic adult remarks embedded throughout that will keep you grinning. ‘Iron Man 2’ is a welcome summer relief.

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