I watched Iron Man 2 today with my girl friends and I had a great time. I wasn't able to watch the first one so I got a little bit confused at first. I finally got the hang of it because the movie was so great.
After six months of admitting that the man behind the Iron Man suit is the CEO of Stark Industires, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), the US Government is still not convinced that he will and can maintain peace. He was asked by Sen. Stern to hand over the suit because he believes that its technology might be copied and be used for terrorism. Of course, Stark did not handed down the suit and proved that the senator's claims are actually to benefit his company's rival--Hammer.
Little did Stark know that his father wasn't the only one who had knowledge of the technology he's been using. In the cold and icy part of Russia, Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke), the son of his father's co-scientist knows the technology and is just waiting for the right time to claim what he believe was denied of them.
Believing that his time will end soon because the palladium that is keeping him alive is also slowly poisoning his body, he appointed Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) as the new CEO of Stark Industries. Vanko's time for revenge came during the F1 race in Monaco where Stark was about to race. Stark was dumbfounded that somebody else knew the technology. Vanko was jailed but Hammer's CEO, Justin Hammer freed him and used his knowledge to finally put an end to Stark's technology. Hammer didn't know that Vanko was just using him and his resources to fulfill his revenge.
In the verge of giving up in finding a cure to Stark's condition, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) of S. H. I. E. L. D. came and gave him an idea that would change the course of his life. Nick Fury's "eye", Natalie Rushman (Scarlett Johansson) updates him of Stark's activities. His friend, Lt. Col. James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) became skeptical when Stark lost control of himself but came back to be his ally when he found out Hammer's and Vanko's plans.
I will not mention the ending because I recommend that you watch it.
I will give Iron Man 2 nine out of 10 stars. By the way, Scarlett looked great in a cat suit.