Re: Official Iron Man 3 rate/review thread.
I expect Mandarin to be viewed similar to Bane; many will have their complaints. My complaint is lack of powered rings; I had hoped given TA, IM3 would veer into the realm of science-fantasy. However, much as I've found many layers with Bane, I imagine others will find more the Mandarin than they see at first glance.
"I never asked for this crown. Gold is cold and heavy on the head, but so long as I am the king, I have a duty … If I must sacrifice one child to the flames to save a million from the dark … Sacrifice … is never easy, Davos. Or it is no true sacrifice." - Stannis Baratheon