draco x wrote:
I would love to how you would react if they did the same thing with the movie Joker or Dr. Doom by having it reveal that there were just glorified henchmen for bit characters nobody cared about. The fact of the matter is that the director just proved that he knows nothing about the character of the Mandarin and just resorted to making a mockery out of the villain. And like I said it's not the first Iron Man villain they fucked up movie wise as they also reduced Justin Hammer into being a joke character as well. I shudder to wonder which other villain they're going to mess up when Iron Man 4 comes out down the road.
I'm sure the director (and Kevin Feige) know all about the Mandarin, and decided to go in a different direction with the character.
I guess I just care more about getting a good story than staying 100% true to the comics.
And no, he wasn't a glorified henchman for a bit character nobody cared about. Aldritch was the Mandarin. That was the reveal. The Mandarin was not anybody's henchman. It's more akin to Ra's Al Ghul being a fake in Batman Begins, and Liam Neeson being the real Ra's. But I didn't see anywhere near the amount of complaints there.
The character you thought was going to be the Mandarin was not. That's just a different take on the character. If Guy Pierce's role was played by an asian dude, for example.. would that have been better for you? Have it be the same exact thing, just an asian as Aldritch Killian?