Iron Man 2

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Downey whips out the big guns, sexy banter in fun sequel.

PG-13 2010 126 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 60 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 212 reviews

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age 10+

Fun movie, but beware sexual/sensual content

I enjoyed the movie with my sons, aged 10, 12, 14, and 16. My husband and I try to censor sexual/sensual content, and there was really only one scene that I thought was really bad--the Stark Expo scene with the background dancers was pretty risque and not at all a scene I'd like my sons remembering as they lie in bed at night. There's another scene full of sexual innuendo in Monaco when Tony meets the Vanity Fair journalist from the first film, and Pepper says she "did a spread on Tony" and Tony replies that she "also wrote an article" about him. The scene where Natalie changes in the back of the car was very quick and of much less concern to me than the opening dance scene which lasted a long time. The language and drinking were also concerns, but not as much as the sexual content. At least the drinking was not portrayed as a good thing. Otherwise, I thought the movie was very fun.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
3 people found this helpful.
age 11+

Iron Man 2

Marvel Excellence 8/10. Some language: "Ass," used 10-15 times, plus "damn," "hell," and "badass."

This title has:

Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

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