Originally Posted by Kahran Ramsus
I loved it. It was probably the most original and fun part of the film. However, keep in mind that Mandarin is not an iconic villain like Red Skull or Green Goblin. He's only Iron Man's archenemy by default because he has the worst rogues gallery of pretty much any major superhero. So it didn't bother that they 'ruined' him, unlike it would if it was say...Dr. Doom.
Exactly. I find it funny now that all of a sudden, Mandarin is now considered an iconic comic book villain when in fact I personally don't think any of Iron Man's best comic book stories even had The Mandarin in it.