Taken from IMDB.
I enjoyed the first Iron Man. I really did. While the cast, including Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow wasn't that stellar in the first, it was still entertaining, and there was a legitimate plot. This brilliant scientist had an awesome alter-ego, and he wanted to make a difference.
Enter the sequel, Iron Man 2. Frankly, I'm not quite sure where to start with this one. It wasn't bad, but it was definitely a halfhearted sequel. I think with a sophomore release, you really need to step up your game...which this didn't. A lot of the film involved poorly shot fighting scenes, absolutely disgusting bathroom humour, and (honestly) a lack of originality that takes skill to be that unoriginal. That said, it's clear they were setting up a third film, and I really don't think I'll be checking out the next installment.
I give this film a halfhearted 2.5 out of 5 for the boring "adventure." This, of course, is just my opinion, so if you want to run out and see it, feel free! I, however, probably should have waited until the DVD came out.