Re: Iron Man vs Iron Man 2
Iron Man by and far.
It had the better story. The better pacing where the narrative never plodded. The better villain (Stane was far more memorable than Whiplash or Hammer), the better scenes of Tony bouncing off of Pepper and Jeff Bridges. The movie stood on its own two feet and didn't spend a huge chunk of its running time setting up other movies. All the characters served a purpose within the film.
The one thing M2 outdoes the original in is some sick action sequences.
IM2: 7/10 (most of it due from the acting)
My two cents.
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