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Iron Man 2 | 2010 | PG-13 | - 4.6.5

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) returns as Iron Man to face a new nemesis (Mickey Rourke). Realizing he can't save the world by himself, he enlists a friend (Don Cheadle) as a second Iron Man, while he also wrestles with his mortality and his feelings for long-time assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Also with Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Jon Favreau. [2:05]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Two men admire a woman as she enters a room: one man stares, and another woman tells him he's ogling and this is a sexual harassment lawsuit waiting to happen; the man searches online and finds photos of her posing in lingerie (we see her reclining and wearing a black lace bra, with cleavage and bare abdomen visible) and says, "I want one."
 A woman undresses in the back seat of a car -- we see her wearing a bra and her bare leg appears and she tells the driver of the car to watch the road when he swerves. Women wearing low-cut tops and dresses surround a man asking for autographs and offering him their telephone numbers in a few scenes. Several woman are shown wearing tiny shorts and tops that reveal cleavage, bare abdomens and bare legs, and a few reveal a portion of their buttock cheeks while dancing on stage. We see a man's bare chest and abdomen in a few scenes. A man is shown wearing only underwear while seated in a jail cell (his bare chest, abdomen and legs are shown). Women wear low-cut tops and dresses that reveal cleavage in numerous scenes. A woman wears a skin-tight outfit in a number of scenes that reveals cleavage and the contours of her body.
 A man and a woman kiss twice. A woman acts flirtatiously with a man, and then serves him a subpoena.
 A man refers to the possibility of him having sex that night. A man remarks that, "You can always count on me to pleasure myself." A computerized voice remarks to a man that it is good to "See you in a video with your clothes on." A man says of a reporter, "You did quite a spread on him" and continues "...and you also wrote a story" (there are sexual undertones). A man tells a woman that, "He needs a slot, get him a slot…" (there are sexual undertones). A woman asks if the martini he is drinking is "dirty enough for him." A man compares a situation to prostitution or indentured servitude.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - Two dead men are hanging in the background of a scene (we see them from the shoulders down); the man who killed them has blood on his hands.
 A man walks onto a racecar track, he opens his jumpsuit to reveal that his chest is covered with cables, and sparks and bolts of electricity melt away the rest of his outer clothing; he cracks what looks like an energy whip, striking a race car as it approaches him and causing it to flip and crash into another car, which also flips and rolls over, and two other cars flip in the air and explode into flames (one driver is shown with a bloody gash on his forehead).
 A man wielding energy whips uses them to hold two Iron Men; the whips are wrapped around their throats, and they thrash and struggle to free themselves.
 Two Iron Men shoot an energy beam at each other causing a huge explosion, and a man wielding energy whips is thrown by the blast (we see him crumpled on the ground, with blood in his mouth).
 A man speeds a car into another man and pins him against a fence (we see blood in his mouth); he then runs into him a few more times (we see more blood in his mouth), and the pinned man then cracks an energy whip, striking the car and cutting pieces off (the two people inside the car are uninjured).
 A man punches another man in the stomach, and then twists his head breaking it (we hear a crack and a thud). A man slams another man's head into a sink (we hear a crack and the man falls to the floor motionless).
 A woman fights many men with martial arts moves, garrotes, tear gas, mace and taser discs. A man fights with another man for an extended period with punches and kicks and head slamming; one bites the other on the ear (no gore is evident) and one eventually lies unconscious and the other has a bit of blood on his mouth.
 An Iron Man and a man with energy whips fight: they strike each other, shoot energy weapons at each other, they throw each other, and one lies on the ground with blood in his mouth and then spits blood at the other as he is dragged away by security officers.
 A man swings an energy whip at another man, the man dodges the whip repeatedly, which then strikes a nearby car, which is leaking gas, and it explodes (neither man is harmed).
 A drone aims its weapon at a young boy, the boy raises his hand, which has an Iron Man glowing device in its palm, and an Iron Man shoots the drone (it falls to the ground). Many drones surround two Iron Men, they all open fire, several drones are thrown, one is shot and splatters liquid on another, and a laser is used to cut many of the drones in half (we see pieces separating and falling to the ground).
 An Iron Man tackles another Iron Man to the ground and shoots at him repeatedly. Two Iron Men fight with punches and kicks and crash through glass: they then throw barbells and weights at each other, and shoot energy beams that cause an explosion that leaves one unconscious.
 We see several videos of demonstrations of weapons that depict malfunctions: A man in a mechanized suit falls over and shoots many people that are standing around him (we see blood splatter on the camera lens), and a man wearing a mechanized suit falls out of the sky and explodes on impact with the ground (people run and rubble rains down).
 An Iron Man and many drones fly through the air while shooting at another Iron Man, and they cause a lot of property damage, explosions, etc. Many drones chase an Iron Man through the air, they open fire, and he speeds away. Many drones fire rockets that strike the ground in the distance (we hear screaming). Many drones explode causing buildings to fall and people run screaming. A large explosion in a prison causes people in cells to yell and security details to deploy in force. Two Iron Men and many drones shoot at each other: the glass roof of an arena breaks and falls on people (we hear screaming, but do not see anyone harmed).
 A man and a woman fight in a boxing ring: the woman strikes the man, throws him to the mat, wraps her legs around his neck and pulls his arm before releasing him (he is not harmed). Two men spar in a boxing ring (no one is harmed). A woman slams a man's head onto a desk and twists his arm while asking for information.
 An Iron Man jumps from the back of a plane and flies among exploding fireworks; he then lands hard on the ground in an arena filled with people. A man charges up a device that creates a laser that cuts through a wall, door, etc., as he tries to position it. While drunk at a party, an Iron Man shoots several bottles and a watermelon that's thrown into the air and over a crowd of people.
 A man grabs a bird, it squawks, and he shoves it into a bag; another man takes two pillows and a pair of shoes from a man as a punishment. A man pokes another man in the chest on purpose when pinning on a medal. Security officers grab a man, a bag is placed over his head and he is thrown into the back of a van.
 We see a man's bare chest with a lighted device implanted in the middle, and he removes the device to replace a smoldering element. A man's blood is tested in several scenes and is shown to be increasingly toxic. A man has metal teeth and a large scar on his face. A man wears a patch over his eye and has slash scars on his forehead and eyebrow. A man who appears ill coughs and dies and another man grieves. A man stumbles and appears to be ill in several scenes (we see discolored veins on his chest and neck).
 A man threatens another man and says, "I will tase you and watch you drool into the carpet." A man tells another man to "grab your crotch" before multiple explosions. A man threatens a woman. People talk about a man being in a "vodka-fueled rage." A man speaks harshly to a robot and threatens to turn it into a wine rack, causing the robot to slump and appear sad. A man shows numerous types of weapons and describes their capabilities. A man compares a situation to prostitution or indentured servitude. A man says "I wanna' take a dump in his front yard."


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LANGUAGE 5 - 1 mouthed F-word spoken but bleeped by a character playing a government official, 2 scatological terms, 6 anatomical terms, 3 mild obscenities, 8 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A woman injects a man in the neck with something and a man seems to be drinking chlorophyll in numerous scenes. A man is seen holding a bottle of alcohol and later takes a drink from it, a man opens a bottle of champagne and he and a woman drink some, several people in a bar scene are shown holding alcoholic beverages and drinking from them, a parrot drinks from a glass that could contain alcohol, we see wine poured in glasses on a table where two men sit, a man drinks a martini, people are shown drinking alcohol at another party, a man drinks alcohol in a movie, an Iron Man appears to be drunk in a party scene and stumbles a few times, people talk about a man being in a "vodka-fueled rage," and a man says, "I'm hung over."


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Weapons manufacturing, espionage, nuclear weapons, super heroes, fear, peace, legacies, technology, privatizing peace, government, military industrial age, ego, greed, competitiveness, self-destructive behavior, narcissism.

MESSAGE - Almost everything is achievable with technology.

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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