Iron Man 2

Theatrical Release: May 7, 2010
Iron Man 2


Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster film based on the legendary Marvel Super Hero “Iron Man,” reuniting director Jon Favreau and Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr. In “Iron Man 2,” the world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces.

Dove Review

“Iron Man 2” features Tony Stark with more of a “devil may care” attitude than ever. He gets drunk in the film, says “Yes, Dear” to a senator, makes lewd remarks and inserts Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) as the CEO of his company, despite a lot of opposition. Yet he is heroic at times and refuses to give up the Iron Man armor in case it is needed again for national security. He shows a tender side when he sees his father in an old film clip and his father addresses him, saying something he had never heard him say to his face. Stark displays his humorous side in the movie when referring to Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) as a “hammeroid”.

The movie grinds along slowly in spots but Mickey Rourke is excellent as the Russian villain Ivan Vanko and the film features some great special effects when his character uses energy bolts to attack drivers at the Grand Prix, including Tony Stark. This leads to an energetic fight. Vanko’s master plan is revealed near the movie’s conclusion and the film nicely builds to a spectacular climax which includes Iron Man taking on several armor clad military enemies.

Regrettably, the movie contains a few strong sexual comments and innuendos, strong language and a violence level which is beyond our Dove family-friendly guidelines. We therefore are unable to award the film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Several sexual innuendos along with a couple of frank sexual comments; joke about prostitution; kissing between a couple.
Language: JC-1; G/OMG-4; F (Bleeped out twice with the word "you"); "Oh Lord"-1; A-7; H-4; Several uses of the word "H" in the Song "Highway to Hell"; S-1; B-1: Crap-1
Violence: A man uses a voltage device and destroys several cars at Grand Prix; several explosions; two characters use concentrated voltage power to defeat another character; cars explode and there is fire; a fight and a character is hit in the head; Iron Man's armour is set on fire; a character is hit by a car but survives; a man's neck is broken and his corpse is blown up in a prison cell; gas pellets released; more fights; Mace is used; military creatures in armour attack; brief but graphic scene of men hanging.
Drugs: Drinking in several scenes; a "don't think, drink" comment; character gets drunk.
Nudity: Cleavage; women dancers in shorts; shirtless man; bare midriffs.
Other: Underground weapons are sold; a man plots against the USA.


Company: Paramount
Writer: Justin Theroux & Stan Lee
Director: Jon Favreau
Producer: Kevin Feige
Genre: Action
Runtime: 124 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter