Originally Posted by kaijunexus
Even a Mandarin without powers would have been adequate, but giving him abilities that allow him to physically battle Iron Man actually brings him even closer to his comic-book counterpart.
I think using Extremis to grant him these powers was a great idea. Rings shooting fire, laser beams, and all manner of bizarre effect would have been difficult and lengthy to explain. In my opinion, just having the "Mandarin facade" (as I like to call it) wear ten rings was a nod enough to the comic rings.
the only thing i hoped was Kingsley reveal scene was very comedic and should not have been like that, probably annoyed many people...
Also Killian ripping Tony's armor to shreds is very reminiscent of Mandarin