To paraphrase Princess Leia, “If action is all that you love, then that’s what you’ll receive.”
Iron Man 2 features multiple extended action sequences, which look and sound shiny and spectacular. If what you loved from Iron Man two years ago was the action, you should be pleased with the upgrade on that front. The sequel includes a wealth of wisecracks; it feels as though every character has either a punch line or a wicked punch, and sometimes both. Even as Iron Man 2 delivers more, more, more, however, it feels like less than the original.