Originally Posted by A Necessary Evil
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.
Maybe that's the reason or one of the reason why they even did it this way.
I'm fine with the whole movie anyway, IM1 is still my favorite, IM2 my least favorite, IM3 somewhere in between. But I enjoyed all 3 of them and I can't see why so many find IM3 HORRIBLE or as horrible as Elektra, it's absurd.