I always have low expectations for sequels, especially super-hero action movie sequels, but I am pleased to report that I was pleasantly surprised to find that my expectations needn’t have been quite so low, all things considered.
Tony Stark is the supreme narcissist– but with a heart. He does look great in that suit, and above all is quite funny. As the NYT so nicely puts it, “at a time when romantic comedy has abandoned its tradition of witty dialogue in favor of either simpering or crudity, apparently it falls to a comic book spectacle to keep the screwball tradition alive”.
Pepper Potts is the essential Girl Friday turned CEO, and Ms. Johannson rocks!