This evening we went en famille to see Iron Man 2. It’s something of a mixed bag. Robert Downey Jr. is very good and Mickey Rourke is a great villain. Maybe, just maybe, the scriptwriters wanted to stay faithful to the Marvel comics character, but Gwyneth Paltrow’s part (as Virginia ‘Pepper’ Potts) consists of nothing much more than screams and pouts and Scarlett Johansson (as an undercover spy for S.H.I.E.L.D.) is unconvincing. As to the plot, there’s simply too much of it. It’s as though the producers thought to themselves ‘how do you follow up on a successful action movie? answer: yet more action!’ That said, I am sure I was not the only person in the audience who would love to take a trip in a suit like Iron Man’s!