iron man 2

Helping to lower expectations for the new film, Screen Junkies offers up a Honest Trailer for Iron Man 2 which reminds us of some of the sequel’s more problematic elements.

Honest Trailers – Iron Man 2

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For reasons that are unclear to me at the moment, Sideshow Collectibles is putting out a premium Scarlett Johansson Black Widow figure from Iron Man 2, complete with gun, fabric bodysuit, and that awful, awful mop-head hairstyle (that, okay, looks better in plastic mold than it did on film) that we thankfully won’t be seeing in The Avengers. You can take home a little Scarlett Johansson for the low, low price of $325.

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It must be Summer, because there’s shorts and sun dresses are making their appearance, and a superhero is in the theaters. As you’ve probably guessed by now, Iron Man 2 has been on dadsbigplan’s collection “oh hell yes” list for some time, so of course we’ve got an opinion on Marvel’s latest big screen endeavor (and the film guaranteed to be the hit of the summer, if only for lack of competition. So hit the jump for a dual Monkey/Cap’n take on the golden Avenger’s second round on the screen.

Six months after revealing himself as Iron Man, Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) has become a national hero. The world has seen an unprecedented period of peace, Stark stock couldn’t be higher, and the girls (and drinks) are plentiful. Not everything is all sunny in the life of the world’s newest hero, however. As Iron Man 2 opens, Stark is facing health issues tied to his use of the arc reactor, the U.S. government wants the Iron Man technology for military use, and business competitor Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) is looking to knock Stark down a few pegs any way he can. Oh, and a disgraced Russian physicist (Mickey Rourke) is gunning to destroy not just Tony Stark, but his entire legacy.

That’s a lot of plot to squeeze into two-hours, and we haven’t even mentioned Pepper Potts’ (Gwyneth Paltrow) new role as CEO of Stark Industries, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and S.H.I.E.L.D., James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) and the creation of War Machine, or Stark’s new assistant (Scarlett Johansson) who has a few skills not listed on her resume.

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