Iron Man 2 Sunday, 15 September 2019

Iron Man 2

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch:

    Double the comic-book adventure.

  • Starring:

    Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke, Samuel L Jackson, Clark Gregg, John Slattery, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau, Gary Shandling

  • Directed by:

    Jon Favreau

  • Running time:

    124 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People/robots get shot, punched, kicked, garrotted, head-butted, pricked, hung, burned, whipped, tasered, electrocuted, pepper-sprayed, bitten, boxed, wrestled, hooded, thrown through the air, catapulted through glass; necks broken. Explosions. Screaming. Broken glass. Dangerous driving; vehicle collisions. Burning clothing. Man hit by car, crushed between car and fence. Video footage of soldiers, explosions, military helicopters. Building, rooms, objects destroyed. A bird is shoved into a bag. Blood/gore: Corpses (some hanging). Blood on hand, faces, heads; blood splatter. A man frequently inserts a device into his chest; pricks finger to analyse blood (no blood seen). Dark veins are apparent beneath skin. Scars, gashes.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Sexual banter and innuendo. Ogling, kissing, flirting. Prostitution, sexual harassment (mentioned). Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Woman undresses to bra. Photo of woman in lingerie. Man in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine,champagne, spirits, cocktails). A man is injected with lithium dioxide.

  • LANGUAGE:

    S-words, a-words, derogatory term for females, slang for genitalia and bodily functions. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Cultural, ethnic and gender stereotyping.

  • THEMES:

    Robotics, legacy, celebrity, media, narcissism, military testing, chemistry, renegades, revenge, ego, toxicology, poisoning, drones, weapons, greed, jealousy, rivalry.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Cockatoos. Deceased father seen in old film; keepsakes. Fireworks, sparks. Russian, French languages (subtitles), Latin (no subs). High camera aerials. Spitting. Urination, strawberry allergy, divorce mentioned. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Another great performance from Robert Downey Jr, plus outstanding supporting performances. Amusing one-liners. Acceptable sequel. Good fun.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Cluttered by plot and characters. Lacks finesse.

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