“Iron Man” lives again

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Cheif

The much anticipated film “Iron Man 2” premiered in theaters everywhere on May 7th. Although the film starred some of the same cast members such as Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark and Gwenyth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, some new cast members were added, like Scarlett Johansson as Natalie Rushman/Natasha Romanoff.

“I was excited when I heard there was going to be another ‘Iron Man’,” junior Alexandra de Lira said.

In this sequel, Ivan Vanko is back to avenge the death of a loved one, and he’s not fighting alone. With help from Hammer Industries, Vanko makes a duplication of the technology Tony Stark had promised no one would have for the next twenty or so years. Yet another problem has arisen, Tony Stark is slowly dying due to his alcoholism and his inability to find a new power source for his “metal heart.” Unfortunately, the thing that is keeping him alive is also killing him.

The film was filled with graphic animations and the scenes are intense, but some people feel it wasn’t good enough to be a sequel and compliment the first “Iron Man.”

“I was honestly disappointed after watching the movie,” junior Brandon Pineda said. “It was missing substance and all the fun that was in the first movie is gone.”

In the second “Iron Man.” What’s not to love? The first “Iron Man” was so cool. So how does the second movie compare to the first? “Iron Man 2” was action packed, but the characters lacked the ability to relate to the audience. Tony Stark is an intelligent inventor, Pepper is his overworked assistant, and Ivan Vanko is the typical bad guy, bent on revenge. Things between Pepper Potts and Tony Stark could have also waited for the third movie. This film shows how much their relationship is stretched and relaxed on a daily basis. The fights between the couple leave the audience with a hint of what is to come in the final film.

“I think the sequel should add more oompf to the first movie,” sophomore Sarah de Lira said. “The second movie should come out stronger than the first.”

Following the film, the audience is left with mixed emotions: the movie was good, but could have been better. It turned out to be a big hit, nonetheless.