Re: Iron Man vs Iron Man 2
Iron Man: ***/*****
Solid, but Downey was more of a show saver than a stealer. Plot was serviceable, but felt like a watered down Batman Begins.
Iron Man 2: */*****
Sucked. Bad acting, poor character writing, poor pacing, awful party scene reminiscent of Spider-Man 3 dance number, whopper of a deus ex machina with the "element in the diorama", overflow of Avengers references bogging down the screenplay, forced "message from beyond the grave" father/son moment, dull climax.