Iron Man 2
Sunday, 7mate, 8.30pm, M (2010)
Robert Downey Jr (pictured) once again injects his legendary charisma into the title role of this blockbuster sequel. Still basking in the public’s adulation after revealing his armour-plated superhero alter-ego, billionaire Tony Stark (Downey Jr) is being pressured by the government to hand over the technology used to power his rocket suit. But Stark soon has bigger worries when his rival Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) enlists an electric whiphim wieldi ng Russian (Mickey Rourke) to knock off his perch. Director Jon Favreau nails the playf ul tone of the original, giving Downey Jr plenty of opportunity to banter with his A-list co-stars, particularly Gwyneth Paltrow as his faithful secretary Pepper Potts. Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson round out the stellar line-up in this superior superhero tale.