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Old 05-07-2013, 05:56 PM   #93
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Default Re: The Mandarin in Iron Man 3...Love it or hate it? - Part 1

Originally Posted by roach View Post
i hate to bring BB into this but what made that reveal work so much is they didn't tip their hand at the beginning of the movie and it made sense based on Ra's power set....a guy who dies and resurrects himself...would make more sense if Ra's was an image that could be killed and another actor takes his place...while Ducard was the true power.
The reveal also worked because there was an emotional investment in Ra's via Bruce, the two of them spend a good half an hour bonding in the movie in a classic mentor/student way. When the reveal happens Bruce isn't just taking on the real villain, he's taking on the very man who trained him and who helped shaped his future.

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