Iron Man 2 ★★★

another Marvel film. rather, an extension of the first one. yet again, Tony Stark's villain uses his own tech against him. Iron Monger in the first one? no thanks. Whiplash in the sequel? fuck. is the villain in 3 going to be Crimson Dynamo? i'd rather have M.O.D.O.K. or Mandarin, or Fin Fang Foom and i think those would be horribly done in the Marvel film universe setting. don't get me wrong, pretty great performances all around (but recasting Rhodey when he's actually utilized more this go round? why even bother?) there are some decent moments but the story is just really not held together that well.