Originally Posted by FlawlessVictory
Iron Man 3 did play it safe. Had they not cared about playing it safe they would have cast a Chinese actor as The Mandarin and have it play closer to his comic counterpart. But they knew the potential damage this could do to the foreign box office so they played it safe and gave us this version of "The Mandarin" so as to not hurt or offend anyone overseas.
there's a difference between playing it safe and playing it stupid.
making a comic 1:1 mandarin on screen would have been touted as offensive/racist etc.
iron man 3 took risks, it did not play it safe. whether the risks it took paid off or backfired, however, is a matter of opinion