As Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) owns up to being Iron Man before the world press, Anton Vanko lies dying in Russia. Years ago, Anton worked with Tony's father to create a new source of energy. But greed got the best of Anton, and now as he slips away, his son, Ivan (Mickey Rourke), vows to make Tony pay for the sins of his father. Meanwhile, Tony fends off efforts from smarmy Senator Stern (Garry Shandling) and military weapons expert Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) to get him to divulge the secrets of his powerful Iron Man suit. The powers that be are concerned that Tony's technology may fall into the wrong hands -- fears that are soon confirmed when the cocky billionaire entrepreneur is confronted in front of the entire world by Ivan, who has built his own weapon using stolen Stark blueprints. Later, as Lt. Rhodes (Don Cheadle) wrestles with the decision to personally deliver Tony's suit to the military, Ivan finds an unlikely ally in the quest to destroy Iron Man; Stark Industries legal consultant Natalie Rushman (Scarlett Johansson) reveals her connection to Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson); and Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) takes on some new responsibilities.~Jason Buchanan
Robert Downey, Jr.Tony Stark
Gwyneth PaltrowPepper Potts
Don CheadleLt. Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes
Scarlett JohanssonNatasha Romanoff/Black Widow
Sam RockwellJustin Hammer
Mickey RourkeIvan Vanko/Whiplash
Samuel L. JacksonNick Fury
Clark GreggAgent Coulson
John SlatteryHoward Stark
Garry ShandlingSenator Stern
Kate MaraU.S. Marshal
Leslie BibbChristine Everhart
Jon FavreauHappy Hogan
Philippe BergeronDetective Lemieux
Tim GuineeMajor Allen
Keith MiddlebrookExpo Cop
Olivia MunnChess Roberts
Alejandro PatinoStrawberry Vendor
Brian SchaefferHammer Expo Tech
Matthew J. LibatiqueCinematographer
John DebneyComposer (Music Score)
J. Michael RivaProduction Designer
David F. KlassenSupervising Art Director
Michael E. GoldmanArt Director
Suzan WexlerArt Director
Alan FineExecutive Producer
David MaiselExecutive Producer
Denis L. StewartExecutive Producer
Jon FavreauExecutive Producer
Louis D'EspositoExecutive Producer
Stan LeeExecutive Producer
Susan DowneyExecutive Producer
Andrew BirdzellSet Designer
Ernie AvilaSet Designer
Noelle KingSet Designer
Sharon DavisSet Designer
Mary ZophresCostume Designer
Eric HeffronFirst Assistant Director
Sarah Halley FinnCasting
Chris CastaldiSecond Assistant Director
Deborah La Mia DenaverKey Make-up
Edson WilliamsVisual Effects Supervisor
Ian DawsonVisual Effects Supervisor
James W. TysonCostumes Supervisor
John BlakeDepartment Head Makeup
Jonathan EusebioFights Choreographer
Matt McDonaldVisual Effects Supervisor
Russell BobbittProperties Master
Action and Adventure
Sci-Fi Action,Superhero Film
Iron Man 2
Year of Release
Includes Digital Copy, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray
Iron Man 2 [Includes Digital Copy] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] 
Iron man series is a great collection to have. I purchased all three set to upgrade my original collection to the new 4k version. With the steelbook case, it's a no brainer. Then Best Buy drops the price to $14.99 each which is an added icing on the cake.
The part 3 is good. But the 1st two are the best.
2008 was a stellar year for movies, in particular comic book films. Hellboy 2, while financially underwhelming due to Batman, was a critical darling and beautifully shot film that deserved way more attention than it got . The Dark Knight was a fantastic and Oscar-worthy film that brought comic book movies to the upper echelons of critical analysis and acclaim. Then there was Iron Man, the major underdog that was the best of both worlds from both films. While the Hulk film did decent, many looked forward to 2010 for the release of the third film in the MCU, and the second Iron Man film. Jon Favreau returns to direct, Robert Downey, Jr. is Iron Man, and managed to get Justin Theroux to write the screenplay. The anticipation was high, but did it meet expectations?
Tony Stark has fully embraced Iron Man at the start of the film (after declaring himself as Iron Man at the end of the first movie) and is riding high on life, or so it seems. Despite a renewed vigor to his company, his Iron Man heroics and a girlfriend with his assistant and now CEO Pepper Potts, he is secretly crumbling. Dying of poisoning from the very thing keeping him alive and the government forcing him to hand over plans to the Stark Suit technology, he is driven himself to alcohol.
Meanwhile in Russia, Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) is a scientist on poverty, with Stark's father ending his father's career as a scientist, creates his own arc power core to create his alter ego, and get revenge. Even a rival businessman, Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell) is trying his hand to recreate Tony's technology. With everything going on, can Tony survive?
After the first film blew the lid off my tiny bit of expectation I had, the excitement had risen significantly, but it rose too high and the film fails to meet those lofty expectations. There is too much plot in the film, stuffed with at least 5 stories that would be ideal for the sequel. But being forced to release a sequel in two years instead of three really cramps the films style. There are also too many characters stuffed in the film, with no time to really divulge into backstory, or characty or motivations beyond surface level plotting.
The action and effects and acting really do well here, with returning and newcomers really doing well with what they were given to work. The effects have the same quality as before, as do the rest of the technical aspects of the film, no surprise given the massive $200 million budget after the huge blockbuster that was Iron Man. Favreau mananges to make the film flow rather smoothly, despite the many roadblocks, and manages to have a nicely paced 2 hour film. But, the film really needed that extra year to pare down and focus the story and really give is the sequel we deserve. As is, it's an entertaining popcorn movie, but deserves it's spot near the bottom of the list of MCU films.
The original 2010 disc was a stand out, managing to have a terrific picture and sound quality, and being quality demo material. Ten years later, that disc is still fantastic but with the advent of 4k, does it manage to amaze? Much like the film itself, those expectations need to be checked at the door. While the first film had some rather egregious DNR applied, it wasn't the disaster some have been in the past, but expect similar results with IM2. While a sharper and more colorful picture (a 2K DI upscale and some lovely HDR10 usage), it still retains the DNR job to match the look of the third film, for some reason. Audio quality is also affected with the At-mouse design, with some less satisfaction with the bass and it being a few decibels on the loudness factor, it still delivers a fairly punchy soundfield with some nice spacial effects for good measure. Lucky, the original 2010 release is included, with the proper filmic original look and appropriately loud and punchy 7.1 DTS-HD track.
Yet again, Disney manages to take a fantastic 2010 extras package and trim it to almost nothing except what's on disc one. The UHD has no extras, but the include standard BluRay includes the audio commentary by Jon Favreau and a featurette taking a look inside the SHIELD vault. An amazing assortment of featurettes, a 4-part, full-length making-of and more are stripped for this release, and even the digital version strips some of these as well. Luckily, the BluRay is very easy to find and fairly reasonable to purchase.
As a film, it's not very good, but it's still a fun ride, just keep your expectations in check. That, too, goes for quality of UHD disc and the lack of the bonus disc from the original Paramount release. Still, it is worth it to have, but wait until there is a sale, or at least get the 3-disc BluRay if possible, it's that good.