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 am for no master nor moral persuasion. I am for myself. What your yearning soul, madam, might mistake for loyalty to person or Purpose is merely a firm and, aye, principled determination to accept responsibility only for myself and my own actions." - Elric of Melnibone, The Revenge of the Rose (Elric: Swords and Roses).