Monday March 30, 2020

Any old Iron just won’t do

The first blockbuster of the summer season, Iron Man 2, arrives on a tsunami of hype and expectation, following the commercial and critical success of its predecessor.

1st May, 2010

The first blockbuster of the summer season, Iron Man 2, arrives on a tsunami of hype and expectation, following the commercial and critical success of its predecessor.

But when the special effects boffins have sated their thirst for bombast and pyrotechnics, what remains is an ordinary follower-upper which delivers more of the same, just louder and longer.

The first Iron Man benefited From being an unfamiliar superhero property in an over-subscribed genre. Just 18 months later,...

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