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Old 06-13-2013, 01:26 PM   #226
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we're all a little bit racist
I mean that the image of an East Asian intellectual wearing flowing robes and being a criminal mastermind who's activities threaten western military assets is a very old and very racist caricature of people from Asia who hold any kind of authority.

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Old 06-13-2013, 01:37 PM   #227
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I mean that the image of an East Asian intellectual wearing flowing robes and being a criminal mastermind who's activities threaten western military assets is a very old and very racist caricature of people from Asia who hold any kind of authority.
LOL but we do the same thing with russian and middle easter bad guys now. We aren't less racist, we just charged who we stereotype.

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Old 06-13-2013, 01:40 PM   #228
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LOL but we do the same thing with russian and middle easter bad guys now. We aren't less racist, we just charged who we stereotype.
I didn't say were are less racist.

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Old 06-14-2013, 11:40 AM   #229
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I didn't say were are less racist.
you said we were avoiding the racist stereotype but we abandoned one and hopped on another.

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Doesnt the title of this thread need changing.

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Old 07-01-2013, 12:58 PM   #231
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I mean that the image of an East Asian intellectual wearing flowing robes and being a criminal mastermind who's activities threaten western military assets is a very old and very racist caricature of people from Asia who hold any kind of authority.




The Mandarin isn't an intellectual. He's a savage, more Gorilla Grodd than Fu Machu.

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Old 07-07-2013, 02:24 AM   #232
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Anyway, I didn't mind the twist at all. It was a fun misdirection, and Aldrich Killian ended up embodying all of the core aspects of The Mandarin from the comics anyway: A nobody filled with bitterness and ambition, who stumbles across a source of power that allows him to fight Iron Man in close quarters combat without a suit, and reinvents himself as a criminal mastermind working through guerrillas and terrorist groups as proxies to amass all of the power and wealth he feels the world owes him. And Guy Pierce played the part very well.

The main difference is that he's a white guy named Aldrich Killian instead of an Asian guy named Gene Khan, which I think is necessary because The Mandarin is a little bit racist let's face it.
You forgot to mention his primary weaponry he wears in all his fingers. The Ten Rings.

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Old 07-07-2013, 06:47 AM   #233
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The Mandarin isn't an intellectual. He's a savage, more Gorilla Grodd than Fu Machu.
Depends on what version of the Mandarin you're talking about. Classic Mandarin was more of a brutal Mongol based off of Gangus Khan. The later ones where more relaxed laid back mystical masterminds.

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