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Old 05-07-2013, 08:43 PM   #125
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Default Re: The Mandarin in Iron Man 3...Love it or hate it? - Part 1

Originally Posted by ElMariachi View Post
Isn't that what every Nolan Batman movie was about? Iron Man is more similar to Batman in that he is a real world character dealing with more real world threats. Almost everything great about Iron Man is Cold War and business related.

We don't have super villains but we do have villains. Real world terrorists would make the Joker and Magneto blush. Just go watch some 9/11 videos. That was a murder plot straight out of a comic book.
Batman isn't a super powered hero. He's just a billionaire with detective skills and a ton of gadgets. Same could be said for Iron Man, except his arc reactor is a sustainable source of energy that powers a suit which gives him super human traits, like flights, strength and energy blasts.

No one is arguing terrorists aren't horrible people. They are villains to us democratic, non Islamic folk that don't support their beliefs on killing "infidels." However, that is a VERY different subject than comic book villains. bin Laden doesn't equal MODOK.

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