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.
I felt like this version could have been iconic and a proper arch-villain for Stark had they actually gone with it. I loved what they had done with the multi-cultural look and stately voice that seemed to be mocking the U.S.