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Old 05-07-2013, 02:14 PM   #63
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Default Re: The Mandarin in Iron Man 3...Love it or hate it? - Part 1

Originally Posted by signifyingmnky View Post
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.
No. "Some people" are pissed that they went to a movie for a badass gritty back to basics villain with a twisted morality, and got another loser douchebag with a stick up his ass for Tony Stark. And maybe you should stop with the generalisations before someone calls you out on you doing exactly what you're accusing others of. BK's Manderin looked white to me, spoke perfect english too, so I don't know where this "scary middle easterner" prejudiced ******** comes from. But it's nice that you and Shane Black know enough about us to make that judgement about our beliefs so that you can protect us from those scawy middle easterner stereotypes that have clearly and blatantly dominated this franchise. 'Cause, ya know, the slick white guy manipulator isn't a tired and annoying stereotype at all.

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