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Old 11-14-2013, 04:13 PM   #230
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Default Re: The Mandarin in Iron Man 3...Love it or hate it? - Part 2

You know what? I like the Mandarin now. I think people are getting hung up on the twist and missing the brilliance of having Tony alone and isolated at a time of the year that's associated with friendly and familial gatherings. I haven't seen anyone mentioning the fact that it's a normal guy from Tony's pre-Avengers past that caused him the most grief rather than some intergalactic beasties. Well played on Black's part.

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