“Iron Man 2” is Robert Downey Jr.’s Movie
By Roger Friedman
“Iron Man 2″ hits theatres on Friday and it’s chock full of strange cameo appearances.
Oracle’s founder Larry Ellison gets to say a line and some face time. It also looks like he may have put quite a bit of money into “Iron Man 2.” Oracle is the most prominent advertiser on screen. Its logo turns up constantly. It’s worse than when Starbucks plastered its name all over one of the “Austin Powers” movies years ago. Yikes!
There are also appearances by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly. Your heart kind of sinks when you hear the former, a supposedly “serious” journalist. O’Reilly is just there as a punch line.
Of course, Marvel’s Stan Lee shows up. But the saddest cameo is from DJ Adam Goldstein, who subsequently killed himself with drugs. He looks bright and happy in the film.
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