Tony Stark has been a part of the MCU since its inception a decade ago and that means he has the longest arc to his character. He has graced eight! films in the MCU and every movie adds something extra to his story but after recently revisiting Iron Man 2 for only the third time ever I realized that this film is kind of important to Tony’s character arc.
Iron Man is Tony’s origin story. We learn how he becomes Iron Man, we are introduced to his incessantly bombastic personality, and Pepper Potts is established as his love interest. It’s heralded as one of the greatest superhero movies of all time because it started something that would ultimately become a worldwide phenomenon; the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
There are some who think that Iron Man 2 was a step backward for the franchise and Tony Stark but I happen to love it for all of the above reasons. And, after seeing how Tony’s story has evolved, it feels even more relevant.
For the past two years, I have celebrated my birthday by going to watch a movie that I’m really excited about. Last year for my twentieth birthday I went to watch Solo: A Star Wars Story and I had an absolute blast! Two years ago, however, I managed to see Wonder Woman on my super fun birthday and so for this week’s Throwback Friday I’m looking back on that special day. Enjoy!
I love movies! I love superheroes. I’m a fan of DC Comics. And I love Wonder Woman. So what’s the perfect way to celebrate my nineteenth birthday? Going to watch Wonder Woman in IMAX. And it was perfect.
First of all, I am a fan of movie theaters because every single movie theater is different. Some are okay, some are really beautiful, and others are just fun to go to. This happened to be a really nice theater.
As you can see there is a giant mural showcasing classic films in the lobby of the theater. I happened to immediately recognize Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan from one of my favorite comedies, Rush Hour, as well as Dorothy and her companions in The Wizard of Oz. The mural was so large in fact that I wasn’t able to fit it all in the picture I took. So that was the first surprise of the night.