Re: Disappointments of the Trilogy?
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.
"..the mere intimation that there might be more to a heroic narrative than the heroes are the Good Guys, the villains are Bad Guys and the heroes should Win a rousing Victory appears to be in itself such an offensive contention that it arouses a kind of defensive knee-jerk hysteria just by surfacing." - Richard K Morgan