Iron Man

Topics: Iron Man, Stark Industries, Pepper Potts Pages: 2 (842 words) Published: May 8, 2013
Bilal Bihi
A Comparison of Iron Man 1 and Iron Man 2

Several superhero movies have been made but none have been as amazing and awesome as Iron Man 2, including Iron Man. The expectations of the first one were too high which made it hard for them to meet up to it. Since Iron Man failed at meeting its expectations the first time around, the expectations weren’t so high which made it easier for Iron Man 2 to meet it and surpass it. Iron Man 2 is much better than Iron Man because the setting, characters and plot are more developed and intriguing than the first one. The setting in the first Iron Man is a mystery and leaves the audience wondering and clueless about what is going to happen and what the movie is about. The setting starts off in Afghanistan where Tony Stark is with his friend, who is in the military. They are demonstrating a new missile Stark industries has created. While they are demonstrating the missile Tony Stark is ambushed and held captive by a terrorist group. They are still in Afghanistan and a fellow captive named Yinsen helps Tony Stark build and create “Iron Man”. The surrounding and environment that Stark and the captive are in is dark and the characters and surrounding are hard to make out. In Iron Man 2 the setting starts off in Russia and shows the audience the villain reading and watching news about Tony Stark (Iron Man) in a dark room. The movie continues in Russia showing the audience the villain Ivan Vanko (Whiplash) building a weapon or an arc reactor which he plans on using against Iron Man. The movie mostly takes place in the United States, but unlike the first one the movie also takes place in very many countries. Another difference between the two was the technological difference. In the first Iron Man technology was still developing while in the second one technology was at its peak. The difference in the two was very noticeable and visible. In Iron Man 1 the characters...
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