Audi R8 in Iron Man
Iron Man 2 trailer
With the Academy Awards less than 24 hours behind us, there's a lot we could talk about today --- which stars showed up in which cars, which movies about cars did well, which documentary about GM got shafted. But no. Today, there's a different ringing in our ears, and it's not the the Oscar buzz, but a massive, earth-shattering hangover. (Hey, we can't help the fact that we turn awards ceremonies into drinking drinking games any more than we can help the fact that we drink cheap beer.)
And so, with our brains throbbing and our stomachs in knots, we can't provide our usual complement of witty critique and repartee. Today we're going for pure eye candy: the delectable new trailer for Iron Man 2. Sadly, the clip does not feature the car we've previously mentioned in conjunction with the film, the 2011 Audi R8 V-10 Spyder. However, it does feature Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, and at least one F1 car biting the dust in a very big way, thanks to crazyass Mickey Rourke and some crazyass electric whip nonsense he's carrying around.
Side note: there was a time when the thought of Mickey Rourke carrying a whip might've excited a significant portion of the moviegoing public. Now, it's just plain scary. Not scary like Candyman or The Town That Dreaded Sundown or Gigli, but, you know, not pleasant. To wit:
See? He is cautionary example for Botox-loving Real Housewives everywhere.