Re: The Mandarin in Iron Man 3...Love it or hate it? - Part 1
I agree with C.Lee with a difference. I am upset that Ben Kingsley didn't get to be his take on the mandarin from the first act. Only because it looked like it was going to be an epic performance. It didn't hurt the movie I felt, as the movie was still good with him being Trevor. the movie was still great, and the twist was still a good one, it's just kingsley initial performance made me wanting more from it. I would equate my look on it as Kobe or Lebron, Ovechkin or Crosby, Messi or Ronaldo. Both are exceptionally good stories (BK as Mandarin or as the fall guy), and two different stories possible, but both are exceptional.
I think that's the easiest metaphor I could use.
The only other impact I didn't like was..I didn't feel that the "mandarin" had a big enough impact on Tony Stark, for his arch nemesis it felt flat, but not because of the twist.