Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2 ★★½

If this movie decided to go full-Phantom Thread with Tony and Pepper, they may have won me over. Tony is tortured by dreams of his dead father while living a life consumed by vain genius, only to be humbled by a meek muse. The dots are there, just unconnected. My main takeaway is that this middle film just lingers in limbo, dots unconnected. Humblings, or understandings, or character arcs, left dangling. If you look at Jon Favreau as a director, once he no longer had anything to prove, he no longer had anything to say.

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