Iron Man 2 Reviews: Opening Weekend Odds

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Jordan Bach
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Iron Man 2 has received around 71 percent on the TomatoMeter, which is used to monitor how much critics across the board enjoyed a particular film.  As such, Iron Man 2 reviews have been mostly positive.  The nation's top critics were 62 percent in favor of the film.

Odds on Iron Man 2 opening weekend gross gave a slight edge to the $151 to $175 million range.   

"It's a solid blockbuster with a few faults that you just don't mind overlooking," writes Randy Meyers of the San Jose Mercury News.

"There are too many new characters, too many crossing story lines, not enough romance and our hero's a smug jerk for the first half hour. Who cares? Iron Man 2 still rocks," writes Tom Long of the Detroit News.

"The general excellence of the casting trumps the inarguable excellence of the technology," writes Wesley Morris of the Boston Globe.

"Favreau's a workmanlike filmmaker who gets virtuoso performances from his leads, particularly Paltrow and Cheadle, but most of all Downey," writes Carrie Rickey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

"The action sequences are fun, though not as exhilarating as in the 2008 original, and the dialogue can be zingy," Claudia Pulg of USA Today had to say.

So it seems that Iron Man 2 was not quite as good as the original, which is typical of sequels.  Some critics expressed this in a much harsher tone.

"The substance of the original Iron Man, the brain and the soul that set it apart from the typical seasonal fare and made it one of the best films of 2008, also have been blown to bits," writes Christy Lemire of the Associated Press.

"This sequel, alas, settles for old elements in a new alloy -- less iron, lots more lead and tin," Joel Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal suggests.

"The movie settles into a series of ho-hum conflicts and complications, and the requisite slam-bang ending is perfunctory at best," writes J.R. Jones of the Chicago Reader.

Jordan Bach, Gambling911.com




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