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Old 05-07-2013, 08:50 AM   #46
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Default Re: The Mandarin in Iron Man 3...Love it or hate it? - Part 1

Originally Posted by redhawk23 View Post
And that's exactly what they got. They created a character that drew upon a bunch of different symbols, tropes and stereotypes to create a menacing and enigmatic figure.

It just so happens that the creation of such a figure is part of the plot.

On the flipside, we get a hero, Iron Patriot whose every element "tested well with the focus groups."

I understand the frustration, but personally it was more interesting than anything that I've seen in a comic film in a long long time.
As much as I love all the Marvel films, this is the first one that actually has something important to say.

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