Iron Man 2 might fall short of the first Iron Man film, but it does have it's moments. Dragging on with political overtones slows this movie down and holds it back from being a great superhero film. However, it is well acted and the effects are nice. Robert Downey Jr., Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, and Mickey Rourke do a good job in their roles. Rockwell is fun to watch in his role as Tony Stark's weapon manufacturer competitor. The screenwriting is nothing special, but the humor that is written into it funny and welcomed. This film runs a bit over two hours, and it does feel like it drags on a bit too much. The story is a bit overstuffed, but has enough elements to keep the viewer engaged. The action is well choreographed, but it is not as intense as it could have been. The effects and CGI in the action sequences look very good, which has become a staple for Marvel movies. The film's ending leaves a lot to be desired and is ultimately unsatisfying. For the most part, this film is capable of entertaining it's audience but is not an overly memorable installment into the MCU. Overall, I give this film a 6.5/10.