Originally Posted by darkslayer101
personally i think Marvel played it safe by downplaying Mandarin and making it a social commentary, playing on the terrorist Bogeyman idea. People said they went risky but if you think about it, Mandarin is pretty hard to pin down in a movie considering the scope of IM vs Mandarin going toe-to-toe in comics and other media. Either he would be a cheesy villain character for the early 2000s or a flat out terrorist type villain like formulaic, which I wouldn't mind. But I can sympathize with the fans regarding Kingsley's wasted potential and Mandarin vs. IM to be lacking in grandiose.
lol no. You can make lots of arguments against Iron Man 3
but 'playing it safe' is not one of them.
If they wanted to play it safe they would have used a carbon copy of the comics version of the Mandarin; they wouldn't have spent time thinking about a way to re-introduce them to modern times that could have been potentially controversial (and it actually was). So no, they didn't play safe here people.