Iron Man 2 lives up to hype

Victor Diaz

Every year, a movie is released that is anticipated by fans worldwide since rumors of its production swirled around the internet universe. 

This year did not fail to disappoint.

On May 7 at 12:01 am, “Iron Man 2” was released in theaters around the United States, over-crowding theaters across the country, and it most certainly met the expectations of moviegoers and comic book fans alike.

The movie, starring Robert Downey, Jr., shows the continuation of Tony Stark in his adventures, and sometimes even misadventures, as Iron Man.

“Iron Man 2” also starred Don Cheadle, who played the role of James Rhodes, Tony’s at-times sidekick. Cheadle delivered a much better portrayal of Rhodes than his predecessor from the first movie, Terrence Howard.

When comparing the differences between Cheadle’s and Howard’s portrayal of Rhodes, Cheadle stands out as the far more convincing character. With the requirement to be the voice of reason for Tony, Cheadle provides that persona much better than Howard.

Another new character we see is Whiplash, played by Mickey Rourke. An interesting choice to play Whiplash, Rourke fell into his character quite nicely, displaying a very convincing Russian accent.

The special effects that were used in the movie were another reason that this movie is a must-see.

The frequent fighting scenes and the use of weapons that appear to be something from the future make you want to leave the theater, go home and start building your very own Iron Man suit.

“Iron Man 2” is an amazing display of special effects, storylines, and anything else that can be thought of to describe such a blockbuster. With $133.6 million in the bank on opening weekend to prove it, “Iron Man 2” can very well be the best movie to be released in quite a while.