In the land of Movies, summer begins on the first week of May. I don't know exactly how this came to be, but I do believe we can thank Stephen Sommers' The Mummy for that strange alteration in the calendar. Two years ago it was Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man, and this weekend it's, yep, Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 2. As of this writing the sequel is has a robust 75% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes -- an impressive number for any popcorn flick, let alone a sequel. So what did the Cinematical team think of Iron Man 2? How about weekend documentaries like Babies and Casino Jack and the United States of Money? Find out below -- and then share your own thoughts.
Iron Man 2
"Ultimately, Iron Man 2 can really only be faulted for being okay, rather than really great. No expense or effort was spared in recreating the look, sound, and feel of the first film, and as expected, expanding it to proportions befitting a no-brainer sequel." -- Todd Gilchrist
"While Iron Man 2 doesn't break any fresh ground (like its predecessor did), it's still impressive enough for a flick to be called "a worthwhile sequel to a superior film," and Iron Man 2 is certainly that." -- Scott Weinberg
""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." -- Peter Martin