I was going to watch Iron Man 2 over the weekend so that I could write a review for mathNEWS.
But then it was sold out.
So instead, I'm standing outside the theatre right now, and I'm going to review the poster of Iron Man 2, instead of the actual movie. You probably won't notice much difference. Besides, who goes to watch movies just based on reviews? That'd be stupid. Just go see the movie. Worst case scenario you waste $10 and 2 hours of your life, and if you're a university student and you can't afford to waste that, you've got problems.
So, the poster. It's a cool poster, I think. It's got Iron Man at the front, and you can sort-of see War Machine behind him, standing back-to-back. War Machine has a cool gun coming out of his shoulder, or at least I hope that's his shoulder. That's pretty cool. The background is like a stormy-sky sort of thing, murky and dark blue. It's a nice contrast with the red and gold. It's a rectangular poster, pretty large, although I would imagine you can find smaller versions of the same poster. The rectangular shape isn't very original, but you know what, it works.
It's definitely an improvement over the original Iron Man poster, which had just Iron Man, over an explosive-orange background, in a weird, diagonal kneeling-sort-of position. I don't know if you remember that one (they also used different posters, but that's the one I remembered). The old Iron Man 1 poster looked a bit too much like something out of Terminator. The new Iron Man 2 poster is much sleeker and clearer.
Now, that's not to say the new poster is perfect. Like I already mentioned, it certainly lacks originality. Placing the main characters in ready-to-action position has been done to death in superhero movie posters. Frankly, it was starting to get old after Spider Man 2. There's nothing intriguing or vague about it, you get Iron Man, you get War Machine, bam. No subtlety, that's the word I was looking for, subtlety.
Where was I... yes, the Iron Man 2 poster. It's a good poster, not great, nothing spectacular or ground-breaking, but a very cool, aesthetically-pleasing, action-movie poster. I'll give it a totally arbitrary 7.7/10.
There you go, that's your Iron Man 2 review. Also, if you're one of those people who got to the theatre before me and actually manage to buy a ticket, damn you, I wanted to see that movie. Oh well, there's always next weekend.
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