Originally Posted by DigificWriter
Hmm. I'm not sure that's as big of a deal as you do (granted, I haven't seen the movie yet myself, so take that for what it's worth), but to each their own.
Without it, Mandarin's motivation is super-weak, IMO. If you add in his involvement in IM1 and 2, it becomes super-super.
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