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Old 05-07-2013, 12:37 AM   #23
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Default Re: The Mandarin in Iron Man 3...Love it or hate it? - Part 1

Originally Posted by Happy Jack View Post
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.
And that's exactly what they got. They created a character that drew upon a bunch of different symbols, tropes and stereotypes to create a menacing and enigmatic figure.

It just so happens that the creation of such a figure is part of the plot.

On the flipside, we get a hero, Iron Patriot whose every element "tested well with the focus groups."

I understand the frustration, but personally it was more interesting than anything that I've seen in a comic film in a long long time.

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