This is the continuing sage of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and his suits. However his love, Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) also plays a much greater part. Iron make takes on a terrorist who calls himself, "The Mandarin" and has been responsible for explosions around the world, explosions without bomb casings. Turns out the evil comes from a fellow scientist Iron Man slighted some years previous. He has developed away to regenerate limbs, but the side effects are explosions; and the recipient has an ability to generate heat. One of Iron Man's Friends is accidentally infected with this, and is in a coma after he exploded. Iron Man, in his anger, gives himself as a target, giving his home address. They visit and blow his residence up, sending Iron Man into escape mode with a damaged suit. He is helped by a boy, who sees him as Iron Man. Back on his feet, but without his recovering suit, he tracks the evidence around these strange explosions, which lead him to The Mandarin's (Ben Kingsley) lair, who is not the lead but an actor, the scientist, Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) is the bad guy, and has this power to burn people with his limbs. Iron Man is caught. His suit is still repairing itself.
They use this power to wrest the suit from Colonel James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) and use the suit to kidnap the president. Pepper has also been kidnapped by our villain, and he is converting her into a fire woman. This process may kill her. We have a situation where the Iron Man is captured, but needing to save his girlfriend, and the president. When his suit comes back on line it is no problem. And we discover that the suit has over a hundred different suits it can call to its assistance. However, mad scientist fire men are hard to kill. However girlfriends who have been changed into fire women are hard to kill too.
This movie has plenty of action. The ending is a bit confusing, and leaves them in a spot where you wonder if there will be any more Iron Man movies.
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