Originally Posted by Project862006
yet it was ok to make a stereotypical middle eastern stereotype
shane black makes no sense
Once you consider the fact that thematically they were using the stereotyped image of an America hating, Middle Eastern terrorist to turn the stereotype on its head (Everyone looks for the scary Middle Easterner while the slick looking White Guy schemes his way into directing the leader of the free world...literally), it makes perfect sense.
And in the process makes both Shane Black and the Mandarin character he put on the screen brilliant. That people were shocked, angered, some in actual denial proves that.
Some people are having problems accepting that the image we've culturally accepted to equal a terrorist threat, wasn't. And that was the intent.