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“Movie Schedule - Arizona Daily Star” plus 3 more

“Movie Schedule - Arizona Daily Star” plus 3 more


Movie Schedule - Arizona Daily Star

Posted: 15 May 2010 11:57 PM PDT

Century El Con 20*

3601 E. Broadway

1-800-FANDANGO (326-3264), Ext. 902

Babies (PG) - 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30.

Back-Up Plan (PG-13) - 11:35, 2:25, 5:05, 7:45, 10:20.

City Island (PG-13) - 11:55, 2:20, 4:55, 7:20, 10:05.

Clash of the Titans 3-D (PG-13) - 11:20, 1:55, 4:30, 7:25, 10:10.

Date Night (PG-13) - 12:35, 2:55, 5:15, 7:35, 9:55.

Furry Vengeance (PG) - 11:40 a.m.

How to Train Your Dragon 3-D (PG) - 11:45, 2:10, 4:45, 7:10, 9:45.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - 11:30, 12:15, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3:15, 4, 4:25, 5, 5:30, 6:15, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9:15, 10, 10:30.

Just Wright (PG) - 11:40, 2:15, 4:50, 7:50, 10:25.

Letters to Juliet (PG) - 11:25, 12:45, 2:05, 3:20, 4:40, 5:55, 7:15, 8:40, 10:15.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) - 11:40, 2:10, 3, 4:40, 5:25, 7:05, 7:55, 9:40, 10:40.

Oceans (G) - 12:05, 2:35, 4:45, 6:55, 9:10.

Robin Hood (PG-13) - 11:15, 12:20, 1:20, 2:20, 3:30, 4:35, 5:40, 6:40, 7:40, 8:50, 9:50, 10:45.

Century Gateway 12*

770 N. Kolb Road

1-800-FANDANGO (326-3264), Ext. 962

Avatar (PG-13) - 12:15, 3:40, 7:10.

Crazies (R) - 12:35, 3:05, 5:30, 8.

Crazy Heart (R) - noon, 2:35, 5:10, 7:45.

Greenberg (R) - 12:50, 3:25, 7:35.

Joneses (R) - 12:30, 2:50, 5:05, 7:25.

Last Song (PG) - noon, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40.

Our Family Wedding (PG-13) - 12:40, 3, 5:20, 7:40.

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (PG) - 12:45, 3:35, 7:15.

She's Out of My League (R) - 12:25, 2:55, 5:25, 7:50.

Shutter Island (R) - 12:20, 3:30, 7.

Spy Next Door (PG) - 12:10, 2:25, 4:40, 7:05.

Tooth Fairy (PG) - 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20.

Century Marketplace*

12155 N. Oracle Road, at the Oro Valley Marketplace

1-800-FANDANGO (326-3264), Ext. 899

Back-Up Plan (PG-13) - 11:20, 1:55, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40.

Clash of the Titans (PG-13) - 10:45, 1:20, 4, 6:55, 9:35.

Date Night (PG-13) - 12:20, 2:40, 5:10, 7:35, 9:55.

Furry Vengeance (PG) - 11:25, 2:05, 4:40, 7, 9:20.

How to Train Your Dragon (PG) - 10:30, 1:05, 3:35, 6:05, 8:35.

How to Train Your Dragon 3-D (PG) - 11:35, 2:20, 4:50, 7:25, 9:50.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - 10:15, 11:45, 1:15, 2:45, 4:15, 5:45, 7:15, 8:45, 10:15.

Letters to Juliet (PG) - 11:05, 1:45, 4:25, 7:20, 10.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) - 11:50, 2:25, 5, 7:30, 10:05.

Oceans (G) - 11:40, 2, 4:20, 6:50, 9:05.

Robin Hood (PG-13) - 12:35, 3:50, 7:05, 10:15.

Century Park 16*

1055 W. Grant Road

1-800-FANDANGO (326-3264), Ext. 901

Alice in Wonderland (PG) - 10:55, 1:30, 4:10, 6:45.

Back-Up Plan (PG-13) - 12:20, 2:50, 5:25, 7:55.

Clash of the Titans (PG-13) - 11:50, 2:30, 5:10, 7:45.

Date Night (PG-13) - 12:30, 2:45, 4:55, 7:15.

Death at a Funeral (R) - 12:35, 2:55, 5:30, 7:40.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG) - 11:45, 2:10, 4:35, 7.

Furry Vengeance (PG) - 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05.

Hot Tub Time Machine (R) - 12:15, 2:40, 5:05, 7:30.

How to Train Your Dragon (PG) - 11:20, 1:45, 4:10, 6:35.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - 11, noon, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Just Wright (PG) - 12:50, 3:20, 5:50, 8:20.

Letters to Juliet (PG) - 11:15, 1:50, 4:25, 7.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) - 12:25, 2:55, 5:20, 7:50.

Robin Hood (PG-13) - 12:55, 4:05, 7:15.

Century Park Place 20*

5870 E. Broadway

1-800-FANDANGO (326-3264), Ext. 903

Alice in Wonderland (PG) - 11:20, 4:25, 9:45.

Back-Up Plan (PG-13) - 9:30, noon, 2:35, 5:05, 7:45, 10:15.

Clash of the Titans (PG-13) - 8:15, 10:55.

Clash of the Titans 3-D (PG-13) - 10:45, 1:20, 4:05, 6:55, 9:40.

Date Night (PG-13) - 10:10, 12:30, 2:55, 5:15, 7:40, 10:05.

Death at a Funeral (R) - 9:30.

Furry Vengeance (PG) - 9:35, 11:55, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05.

How to Train Your Dragon (PG) - 10:25, 12:50, 3:15, 5:50.

How to Train Your Dragon 3-D (PG) - 9, 11:40, 2:05, 4:30, 7:10, 9:35.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - 9:25, 10, 10:35, 11:10, 11:45, 12:20, 1, 1:35, 2:10, 2:45, 3:20, 4, 4:35, 5:10, 5:45, 6:20, 7, 7:35, 8:10, 8:45, 9:20, 10, 10:35, 11.

Just Wright (PG) - 9:15, 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50.

Kick-Ass (R) - 11:40, 5:05, 10:20.

Letters to Juliet (PG) - 9:05, 10:20, 11:35, 12:55, 2:15, 3:35, 4:55, 6:15, 7:30, 8:50, 10:10.

Losers (PG-13) - 9:10, 2:40, 7:50.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) - 10:15, 12:45, 3:10, 5:35, 8, 10:25.

Oceans (G) - 9:10, 2, 7:25.

Robin Hood (PG-13) - 9:20, 10:30, 11:30, 12:40, 1:45, 2:50, 3:55, 5, 6:10, 7:15, 8:20, 9:25, 10:30.

Crossroads*

4811 E. Grant Road

327-7067

Chloe (R) - 11, 4:10, 7:30, 9:50.

Crazy Heart (R) - 2:30, 5.

Greenberg (R) - 7:20, 9:45.

It's Complicated (R) - 4:20.

Last Song (PG) - 11:20, 1:40, 6:50, 9:10.

Last Station (R) - 11:55, 2:20, 4:50.

Messenger (R) - 11:30 a.m.

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (PG) - 11:40 a.m.

A Prophet (R) - 1:10, 9:20.

She's Out of My League (R) - 9:30.

Shutter Island (R) - 12:50, 3:45, 6:40, 9:35.

Young Victoria (PG) - 2:10, 4:30, 7:10.

Foothills*

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.

1-888-AMC-4FUN

Back-Up Plan (PG-13) - 11:55, 5, 7:25, 10.

Clash of the Titans (PG-13) - 5:20, 7:55.

Clash of the Titans 3-D (PG-13) - 9:30.

Date Night (PG-13) - 10:40, 12:55, 3:05, 5:15, 7:40, 10.

Furry Vengeance (PG) - 2:20.

How to Train Your Dragon (PG) - 10:10, 12:30, 2:50, 10:20.

How to Train Your Dragon 3-D (PG) - 11:25, 1:50, 4:25, 7:10.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - 9:45, 10:45, 11:45, 12:15, 12:45, 1:45, 2:30, 3, 3:45, 4:45, 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 9:45, 10:45.

Just Wright (PG) - 10:30, 12:50, 3:10, 5:35, 8, 10:25.

Kick-Ass (R) - 4:05, 7, 9:55.

Letters to Juliet (PG) - 11:30, 2, 4:35, 7:15, 9:40.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) - 10:55, 1:15, 3:30, 5:55, 8:15, 10:30.

Oceans (G) - 11:15, 1:30.

Robin Hood (PG-13) - 10, 11, 12:05, 1, 2:15, 3:15, 4:15, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:40, 9:35, 10:35.

Harkins Spectrum*

5455 S. Calle Santa Cruz

806-4275, Ext. 843

Back-Up Plan (PG-13) - 9:45, 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45.

Bounty Hunter (PG-13) - 12:10, 5:15, 10:15.

Clash of the Titans (PG-13) - 6:50, 9:40.

Clash of the Titans 3-D (PG-13) - noon, 2:40, 5:10, 7:50, 10:40.

Date Night (PG-13) - 11:15, 1:50, 4:15, 6:30, 9.

Death at a Funeral (R) - 11:45, 2, 4:30, 7:15, 9:50.

Furry Vengeance (PG) - 11, 1:55, 4:20.

How to Train Your Dragon (PG) - 10:20, 1:10, 3:40, 6:20, 9:20.

How to Train Your Dragon 3-D (PG) - 11:20, 2:10, 4:40, 7:20, 10:20.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - 9:35, 10, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 1, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4, 4:45, 5:30, 6:15, 7, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 10, 10:45.

Just Wright (PG) - 11:10, 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10.

Letters to Juliet (PG) - 9:40, 11:50, 2:20, 5, 7:30, 10:10.

Losers (PG-13) - 9:50, 2:45, 7:40.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) - 10:15, 12:50, 3:30, 6:05, 8:45.

Robin Hood (PG-13) - 9:30, 10:10, 11:40, 12:30, 1:30, 2:50, 3:50, 4:50, 6:10, 7:10, 8:10, 9:30, 10:30.

Loft*

3233 E. Speedway

795-7777

Ajami (NR) - 7:30.

Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (NR) - 12:30, 3:45, 7, 10.

Habit of Art (NR) - 1.

Human Centipede (NR) - 10.

Vincere (NR) - 10, 4:45.

Oracle View

4690 N. Oracle Road

292-2430

Avatar (PG-13) - noon, 2:20, 5:45, 7:50.

Brooklyn's Finest (R) - 4, 6:45, 9:35.

Crazies (R) - 9:50.

Crazy Heart (R) - 11:50, 4:55.

Our Family Wedding (PG-13) - 12:20, 2:40, 7:20.

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (PG) - 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45.

She's Out of My League (R) - 3:20, 9:10.

Shutter Island (R) - 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:25.

Tooth Fairy (PG) - 11:40, 1:50, 5:35.

Tower Theatres*

8031 N. Business Park Drive, Marana

579-0500

Back-Up Plan (PG-13) - 12:05, 2:30, 7:10, 9:35.

Clash of the Titans 3-D (PG-13) - 12:30, 3, 5:25.

Date Night (PG-13) - 10:35, 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:05, 9:10.

Death at a Funeral (R) - 4:55, 9:45.

Furry Vengeance (PG) - 10:45, 12:55, 3:05, 5:20, 7:30.

How to Train Your Dragon 3-D (PG) - 11:20, 1:50, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - 10:30, 11:25, 12:20, 1:20, 2:15, 3:10, 4:10, 5:10, 6, 7, 7:55, 8:50, 9:50.

Just Wright (PG) - 12:35, 2:55, 5:15, 7:35, 9:55.

Letters to Juliet (PG) - noon, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) - 7:50, 10:05.

Robin Hood (PG-13) - 10:40, 12:10, 1:40, 3:15, 4:40, 6:20, 7:40, 9:25.

Desert Sky Cinema*

70 W. Duval Mine Road, Sahuarita

393-1222

Alice in Wonderland 3-D (PG) - 1:15, 4:15, 7:15.

Back-Up Plan (PG-13) - 1:15, 7:15.

Date Night (PG-13) - 4:15.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - 1, 4, 7.

Letters to Juliet (PG) - 1:15, 4:15, 7:15.

Oceans (G) - 1, 4, 7.

Robin Hood (PG-13) - 1, 4:30, 7:30.

Oasis Cinema

240 W. Roper Road, Nogales, Ariz.

1-520-761-1777

Back-Up Plan (PG-13) - 12:45, 4, 7:30.

Furry Vengeance (PG) - 1.

How to Train Your Dragon (PG) - 7:30.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - 12:30, 1:45, 4, 6, 7:15.

Letters to Juliet (PG) - 2, 4:45, 7:45.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) - 12:45, 4:15, 8.

Oceans (G) - 1, 4:45, 7.

Robin Hood (PG-13) - 12:15, 3:45, 7.

Cinemark 10*

2175 El Mercado Loop, Sierra Vista

1-520-458-1980

Clash of the Titans (PG-13) - 2:25, 7:40.

Date Night (PG-13) - 11:55, 2:20, 5:05, 7:20.

How to Train Your Dragon (PG) - 1:20, 3:50, 6:20.

How to Train Your Dragon 3-D (PG) - 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:25.

Iron Man 2 (PG-13) - 11, noon, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Just Wright (PG) - 12:10, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45.

Losers (PG-13) - 11:50, 5:10.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (R) - 11:25, 1:50, 4:30, 7:05.

Oceans (G) - 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15.

Uptown Theatre*

4341 S. State Highway 92, Sierra Vista

1-520-378-2858

Letters to Juliet (PG) - 1:10, 4:15, 7:10.

Robin Hood (PG-13) - 11:30, 1, 2:45, 4:05, 6, 7:10.

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Coming Attractions: New Movies Opening this Weekend - NewsNet 5

Posted: 14 May 2010 11:26 AM PDT

New movies opening this weekend contain a little something for everyone. There's romance for the lovers, action for the fighters and a comedy for anyone who just needs a laugh.

Here's a look at what's opening this week:

Robin Hood:

 

The last time Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe teamed up, they gave the world the Oscar winning Gladiator. This time around they're tackling the legendary archer of Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood.

The movie features an all-star cast, with Crowe starring in the title roll. Cate Blanchett takes on the roll of Maid Marion Loxley and Max von Sydow plays Sir Walter Loxley. Oscar Isaac is Prince John.

Robin Hood is rated PG-13 and runs 2 hr. 28 min.

Letters to Juliet:

 

Starring Amanda Seyfried, one of the hottest young actresses in Hollywood, Letters to Juliet is the story of a woman who finds hundreds of unanswered love letters while on vacation to Italy. Inspired by the letters, she goes on a mission to unite the writer and her beloved.

In addition to Seyfried, Gael García Bernal and Vanessa Redgrave also star in the film.

Letters to Juliet is rated PG and runs 1 hr. 45 min.

Just Wright:

 

Starring Queen Latifah and the rapper Common, Just Wright is the story of a physical therapist who falls for the star basketball player she's helping recover from a devastating injury.

Just Wright also features appearances by basketball stars Dwight Howard, Dwayne Wade and Jalen Rose.

Just Wright is rated PG and runs 1 hr. 51 min.

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Sequels, remakes lead summer movie season - Southtown Star

Posted: 13 May 2010 04:32 AM PDT

Sequels, remakes lead the hot summer movie season

Summer is time for everyone to get out of the house, out of the office and out of the indoors as often as possible.

We just endured four months of snow, sleet and freezing rain. Our vitamin D-starved bodies are aching for some sunlight and warmth.

But how much of the outdoors can the average person really take?

Hollywood is betting there is only so much heat and humidity we can take before we head for the air-conditioned indoors. And we'll get there even sooner with the right amount of incentive.

This summer we'll be enticed to head in that direction by a crop of fresh movies and a good number of much anticipated sequels such as "Iron Man 2," "Toy Story 3," "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," "Sex and the City 2" and "Shrek Forever After" aka "Shrek: The Final Chapter."

Here's a look at some of the season's highlights.

May

"IRON MAN 2" (opened May 7) - Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role of Tony Stark, billionaire arms manufacturer, playboy and not-so-reclusive superhero.

This time he fights two adversaries who seem to have the same amount of ingenuity and resources, plus a score to settle.

"ROBIN HOOD" (Opening May 14) - Russell Crowe takes on the popular namesake role played previously by Errol Flynn, Sean Connery and Kevin Costner.

Cate Blanchett takes on the role of Lady Marion, with Ridley Scott at the director's helm.

This time, Robin Hood is a disgrun tled earl sick of King John's high taxes. There is no evidence that his merry men also oppose universal health care.

"SEX AND THE CITY 2" (May 27) - Four of cable television's favorite female characters make their second foray to the big screen.

This time the girls take an exotic trip to Abu Dhabi thanks to a potential client of Samantha Jones' (Kim Cattrall), and the girls have a Middle East adventure on their hands.

ALSO IN MAY:

• "Shrek Forever After" aka "Shrek: The Final Chapter" (May 21).

• "Macgruber" (May 21).

• "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" (May 28).

June

"THE A-TEAM" (June 11) - It's been more than 20 years since we last saw Col. John "Hannibal" Smith, Sgt. Bosco "B.A." Baracus, Capt. "Howling Mad" Murdock and Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck on the television show of the same name.

"Smokin' Aces" director Joe Carnahan takes on the A-Team resurrection.

The four special operatives escape from a military prison after being accused of a serious crime, and the military is in hot pursuit.

"KNIGHT AND DAY" (June 25) - Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz get to test their on-screen chemistry again after being seen together in "Vanilla Sky."

"Knight and Day" is part romantic comedy, part action flick. Here, he's a trained secret agent assigned to protect a scientist and his discovery. But a regular girl (Diaz) threatens to foul things up.

"THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE" (June 30) - Bella Swan and Edward Cullen return for the latest of the "Twilight" series.

Bella graduates from high school and reunites with Edward. Edward and Jacob Black become allies to fight off a more vampires. And could there be a wedding in store?

ALSO IN JUNE:

• "The Karate Kid" (June 11).

• "Jonah Hex" (June 18).

• "Toy Story 3" (June 18).

• "Grown Ups" (June 25).

July

"DESPICABLE ME" (July 9) - There are no heroes in "Despicable Me," only bad guys with varying degrees of sliminess.

Steve Carell voices Gru, a villain who wants to steal the moon to re-establish himself as the ultimate bad guy. But he needs his rival Vector's (Jason Segel) shrink ray to do it.

"INCEPTION" (July 16) - Christopher Nolan takes time away from Batman to direct this film about dream thieves. They steal people's ideas for corporations' gain.

Leonardo DiCaprio is the dream thieves' leader and takes on one last job that may prove to be his most dangerous.

"DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS" (July 23) - Steve Carell and Paul Rudd star in the comedy in which a finance executive (Rudd) can get a big promotion if he takes part in a strange game by his colleagues.

Each guy brings the biggest dork he can find, and the winner gets the promotion.

ALSO IN JULY:

• "Predators" (July 9).

• "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" (July 16).

August

"THE OTHER GUYS" (Aug. 6) - Director Adam McKay teams with Will Ferrell once again for this buddy cop movie. This time, Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg play B-level cops.

McKay also directed Ferrell in "Anchorman," and "Talladega Nights." Also, Wahlberg gets his first starring role in a comedy.

"THE EXPENDABLES" (Aug. 13) - Sylvester Stallone co-wrote and directed this throwback action flick, co-starring Jason Statham, Jet Li and mixed martial arts champion Randy Couture.

A shady mogul (cameo by Bruce Willis) hires Stallone's band of mercenaries to take down a dictator.

"EAT PRAY LOVE" (Aug. 13) - Julia Roberts stars in the movie adaptation of the best-selling autobiographical work from Elizabeth Gilbert.

Roberts' character copes with divorce by spending a year abroad in Italy, India and Bali. Javier Bardem, Billy Crudup and James Franco co star.

ALSO IN AUGUST:

• "Middle Men" (Aug. 6).

• "Lottery Ticket" (Aug. 20).

• "Nanny McPhee & the Big Bang" (Aug. 20).

• "Going the Distance" (Aug. 27).

Michael Drakulich is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association.

He can be reached at (708) 802-8841 or mdrakulich@southtownstar.com.

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Movie review of 'Iron Man 2' - Examiner

Posted: 15 May 2010 09:41 PM PDT

There's no doubt that Iron Man 2 was and is the most anticipated film of the year, proven by its huge box office success, the biggest so far in 2010.

The hype, however, is also Iron Man 2's greatest ally and its worst nightmare.

When Iron Man was released in 2008, it set the bar for the inevitable sequel. Iron Man had the action, the humor, sex appeal, a budding romance, great special effects, a great cast and a great director--the perfect formula. Iron Man 2 already had a lot to live up to.

So when Marvel Entertainment replaced Terrence Howard, who played Tony Stark's pal James Rhodey, with Don Cheadle, after they could not come to an agreement on Howard's salary, I thought "this isn't good." Howard was a great addition to the cast, with his light hearted sense of humor that meshed well with Robert Downey Jr.'s heavy sarcasm. The situation was unfortunate, a replacement was needed, but why replace him with Cheadle?

Cheadle is best known for his dramatic role in Hotel Rwanda, so why chose such a serious actor for a light-hearted comedic role. This was Marvel's first mistake.

Its next mistake was when it decided to try the multiple villains approach. Now if you remember, Spider-Man 3 attempted the multiple villains approach in 2007, having Sandman, Venom and Peter Parker's best friend Harry Osborn all gunning for Spider-Man at the same time. Spider-Man 3 turned out to be the worst of the franchise, although it did decently in the box office, it proved to be the end of the road for Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man.

Iron Man 2 features two villains, Whiplash, arms dealer Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell), and even some opposition from his pal Rhodey. Sound familiar? Obviously Marvel didn't learn its lesson the first time around.

After being in love with the first Iron Man movie, I really, really wanted to like Iron Man 2...but unfortunately that is not the case.

I did not expect that the main villain, Whiplash (Mickey Rourke), would be off-screen for most of Iron Man 2. Most of his scenes were spent whining about his bird and making Justin Hammer look like an idiot. Other than the battle scene you saw in the trailers, where Whiplash confronts Stark on a racetrack, the only other time the two really interact is in a final battle that lasts all of five minutes.

The film is then handed over to Rockwell's overplayed and obnoxious Justin Hammer, Gwyneth Paltrow's prissy Pepper Potts and the snoozefest that is Cheadle's Rhodey. And by the time it finally brings back Whiplash, it's too late.

With the first film, it was hard to decide what my favorite scene was, there was just so many to chose from. In Iron Man 2, the only scene where I wasn't bored or confused was during a scene where Scarlett Johansson's character, the Black Widow, gets to show off her moves by taking out a whole slew of beefy looking men, which is topped off with a cheeky line from director Jon Favreau's character, Happy Hogan. I'll admit, I thoroughly enjoyed this scene! It had the action and charm of Iron Man that Iron Man 2 lacks.

The biggest flaw of Iron Man 2 was that it was just so jammed packed with too many stars, and because of this there was no room for character development. I really didn't get to know much about any character other than Justin Hammer, who I found to be the most annoying out of the bunch.

Iron Man 2 just never took off; it moved at a very slow pace, we learned very little, it lacked action and charm and in general it just needed a redesign.

Grade: C-

Iron Man 2, released on May 7, is in theaters everywhere on Long Island.

What did you think of Iron Man 2? What was your favorite part? Post any and all comments below, and don't forget to subscribe to Nicole Snyder the Long Island Movie Examiner for all the info on what is happening in the film industry.

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