Originally Posted by Boom
The Mandarin. It started off so damn promising.
This. Mad science and martial arts are gimmicks if not properly elaborated upon. Gimmicks alone do not make a character. Compare that to The Mandarin's speeches we were shown in the trailers.
Marvel reducing Mickey Rourke's Whiplash/Ivan Vanko to another throwaway villain. Handwaving Tony's family of thieves and butchers.