Film Reviews: Can 'Iron Man 2' Fend Off 'Babies'?

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Steely brawn faces off against cuddly cuteness as the films "Iron Man 2" and "Babies" debut in theaters across the country Friday.

"Iron Man 2" continues the story of Tony Stark, a brilliant, bad boy who leads a dual life - one as billionaire inventor and the other as an armored superhero.

Plugged-In film reviewer Paul Asay describes Stark, as a "superhero for our times."

"Stark is a bundle of contradictions-narcissistic yet selfless, deeply flawed yet ultimately heroic," Asay writes. "While some superheroes skirt the celebrity culture that surrounds them, Tony dives in and swims in it, constructing for himself an outrageous public persona that both reflects and protects his true self."

Also hitting theaters is "Babies," a documentary which follows four babies from four separate cultures during their first year of life.

"I wanted to give a baby point of view, just immerse you in a baby's world for 80 minutes," the film's director, Thomas Balmès, said.

"Sometimes, with life happening, you can get a little lazy in developing a real relationship with your kids," Balmès explained on his Web site. "I hope Babies shows that no matter what their conditions are, wherever they live, these babies grow up happy as long as they are loved, and that this is universal."

Plugged-In Director Bob Waliszewski reviewed both films on the Friday edition of the CBN Newschannel's Midday program. Click play for his comments.

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