All of you Iron Man heads still firing knuckle-five-packs at your face for not making it out to last month’s Comic-Con are in luck. Thanks to some flipcam-packing, crafty pirate, the exclusive Iron Man 2 footage shown at the Con has made its way online. The sound quality is atrocious, but the picture is surprisingly crisp for a flipcam; meaning, your eyes may still bleed, but the rivers of red will flow from sockets after having seen the goods.
As for what director Jon Favreau and company have been so generous to bestow, the footage is cool enough. Takes a while to get going, loaded with an extended trial scene that’ll be much more interesting within the film’s whole context. The money-shots, however, are just that: money (right, Mr. Favreau?). Mickey Rourke wrecks shop as Whiplash, despite looking like a homeless version of He-Man; those whips promise some destruction, and it’s downright awesome to see Rourke in this kind of popcorn fare. Sam Rockwell looks perfect as the snaky arms dealer “Justin Hammer,” and that ending glimpse of War Machine (the Iron Man-like hero that Don Cheadle will become) is a crowd-massager.
Better quality would do this footage more justice, but, still, it’s effective. Nothing to drool over, but slick enough to keep the anticipation slightly above its status quo. Footage after the jump: