Iron Man 2

Western Times - - LIFE TV GUIDE -

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.

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