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Tagsearly elementary, t-shirt, tween
Iron Man 2 wasn’t quite the superhero movie sequel that everyone hoped for—certainly not on par with The Dark Knight (although it did make use of a similar “good guy interrogates bad guy in prison” scenario). The common complaint among grown-ups is that Marvel put too many cooks in the kitchen in an effort to set up The Avengers, resulting in too many characters/subplots. Did the kids care? Probably not, because they still got to see Iron Man, War Machine, Black Widow, and Whiplash (Crimson Dynamo?) in action.
As for me, if it has Robert Downey Jr.’s wisecracking Tony Stark in it, I’m good. And this movie certainly had a lot of Stark—Stark Industries, that is, which is also spread across the other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: weapons technology for busting Hulk, super soldier serums for fighting Nazis, etc. But none of them showcases the company quite like Iron Man 2 and its loud, flashy framing device, “the event that embodies the spirit of better living through technology: The Stark Expo.” (So says Iron Man himself at starkexpo2010.com, a promotional tie-in for the movie that treats Stark Expo like a real event.)
With Iron Man 3 just around the corner, now’s the time to outfit your kids with their own Stark Expo t-shirts, offered by Something Geeky in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles. Better for them to wear this shirt to the theater instead of, say, a toy Iron Man helmet, so as to avoid the kind of confusion seen in the clip below. And I bet my repulsors that Tony Stark would still say, “Nice work, kid!”