Re: The Mandarin in Iron Man 3...Love it or hate it? - Part 2
See, I'd be okay with hardcore Mandarin fans being angered by the twist. Really, I would. However, up until IM3, how many Mandarin fans, much less Iron Man (comic book) fans were there? I know Tony_Stark (the user on here) is a pro, he seems to know his stuff. I think Kedrell may have been a fan too, but other than that, I never heard anyone digging the Mandarin. Now yes, it is a slight disappointment that he turned out to be an actor, because Kingsley was really, really promising and menacing. But after that...what happens? Kingsley uses power rings to fight a much younger looking Stark? Meh. I really love what they did with the twist, and love it the more I think about it.
As the forces of evil emerged from the shadows, an epic struggle began deep within Anakin for his very soul. Overwhelmed by despair and suffering, he was enveloped by the mantle of darkness, and chose to turn from the light.