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Old 05-03-2013, 07:15 PM   #16
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Default Re: Favorite villain of the trilogy?

Originally Posted by Fenrir View Post
They could've done so much more with Vanko. Completely wasted his potential. They set him up so perfectly in the opening scenes of the film - his obsession and brilliance was exhibited with such pathos, and his conversation about Stark coming from "a family of thieves and butchers". Looking at the trailers, I thought it would be about him blowing the doors wide open on the closet of skeletons that was Tony's and his father's weapons manufacturing legacy and show that a man can't escape his past so easily. Instead, they turned him into a cartoon character. Utter disgrace.
I couldn't have said it perfectly myself. Wasted potential not only through characterization but also a waste of Mickey Rourke's talent. That man put alot of work into that role only for it to amount to nothing. Vanko could have been a counterpart to Stark.


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