Thursday, December 17, 2009

Trailer Rush: Iron Man 2

Tony Stark returns next May to kick off the summer movie season. Iron Man 2 is one of the more anticipated films of next year, and I think you will see why in this first official trailer. Robert Downey, Jr. reprises his role as the titular hero alongside with Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, director Jon Favreau, and newcomers to the franchise, Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johannsen, Sam Rockwell, and Don Cheadle replacing Terrence Howard as Col. Rhodes/War-Machine. Check out the first trailer:

What a trailer! It looks as if they took everything that was great about the first one and just took it up another notch, which isn't that what good sequels are supposed to do? When Mickey Rourke appeared as the villain Whiplash, I'm not gonna lie, it sent chills down my spine. Could Rourke's Whiplash join the pantheon of all-time great screen villains? Plus, it was real fun to see Tony Stark living up the celebrity that being the first ever public superhero grants him. While I know little about the story of this film, the trailer looks to be more of the same from the first one, just with a ton more character and polish. I mean, just look at the action sequences shown in the trailer, they are head-and-shoulders far more impressive in scope and scale than any of the scenes in the first film.

Here's hoping this one manages to usurp its predecessor when it hits theaters May 7th.

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