Originally Posted by nogap87
The Mandarin seen in the trailers + Magic rings = potential Loki levels of awesome.
I actually liked the movie, but it's just such wasted potential by not using Kingsley's take on the Mandarin. I would've even gave him the magic rings and bring in some Foom.
Magic has already been introduced into the MU already, so I don't get the fear of not going there.
Their "twist" would've worked with me, but it felt clever for the sake of being clever.
And it brought focus back on Pearce, who I feel is the most uninteresting character in the whole trilogy.