Originally Posted by AnorexicBatman
For once I wish there was a director/producer who was not embarrassed by the very concept of comic books, wholeheartedly accepted all their quirks and happily announced without a hint of shame that yes, "The rings are alien tech found by the Mandarin and they shoot giant death beams." Oh alien's aren't real you say? You are right because obviously you must have traveled the entire volume of the known universe to come to this conclusion. Sad world we live in where everything must be grim, grounded and only have Al Quaeda knockoffs as villains.
I kind of have to agree. So far Marvel Studios has done a fairly good job at keeping a good part of the movies comic accurate. This is just a ridiculous decision, especially after they've introduced aliens and such in the Avengers.