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Ginevra372
Ginevra372

To all those disappointing with the Mandarin twist, I was a taken aback initially by it as well.


But, I understand its justification. After Tony Stark, a technological genius whose source of his abilities/rivalries would be his technology, has 2 films of technological adversaries and enemies/villains, why would they then suddenly switch to a magical villain to wrap up the trilogy? Something that would take more than 1 film to build up to and explain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, since fans consider him Iron Man's arch-enemy. Plus, when magic finally does make its way into the MCU, wouldn't we want Doctor Strange to be the character to usher it in fully to us? Sure, we've seen Thor's magical hammer in action and some illusions from Loki (and we know he's capable of far more, being listed as the "best sorcerer in all of Asgard"), but the accomplished surgeon-turned-Sorcerer Supreme should be the man that shows us the beauty of Marvel magic. And ya never know, maybe good ol' Trevor Slattery will stumble upon that alien technology and its magical rings eventually, right? I haven't seen "Hail to the King" yet since I don't own a Blu-Ray player, so can't say if it was alluded to in the short film. So, I'm fine with the twist and actually couldn't stop laughing at Sir Kingsley there too, groveling for his life and putting on all sorts of tongues, haha.


Actually, we should be more disappointed or complaining about all the other Marvel character names that were mis-used and thrown in that film on characters that were essentially tossed to the trash. Savin aka Coldblood (maybe he can still be resurrected with the cybernetics he gets in the comics); Ellie Brandt aka Man-Thing's ex-wife (only used the name and the characteristic scar, that was it); Chen Lu aka Radioactive Man (yeah I know, he's not the Simpsons character)

gakedw
gakedw member

I thought that THIS was the greatest tragedy in the MARVEL Cinematic Universe....and then I saw the Fantastic Four Reboot Cast....God help us...Hollywood has finally finished shoving their collective heads up our backsides!!!


Come' On Marvel, grow a set will you??? Stop pandering to the hollywood morons and stick to your roots. Your fans made you all rich...or have you forgotten that??? I swear, the longer I live, the more I appreciate the last century. You have the technological might to virtually create new worlds on screen, and you give us Trevor Slattery and now The New Kids On The Block starring as the Fantastic Four...Makes me want to heave, or gouge out my eyes...

Bradlecompte07
Bradlecompte07

I hated iron man 3, what they did witht he mandarine was such a dissappointment and An i sult to the source comics and fans.....the fact that they even went as far as to do a marvel oneshot with him blows my mind... Ben kinGsly was also a dissapointment in signing on to such a lame role- he is better than that... I wanted the mandarin that we were promised in the trailer. I purchased every marvel live action movie that came out , except for iron man three... Wish more people would voiCe their dislkie

armydad35
armydad35

I HATE the way they did the Mandrin.  It cheapens the real threat of terrorism and they people who fight for freedom.

Ginevra372
Ginevra372

I wish they'd put these special features on the DVD too. But alas, all just so they can make a few extra bucks forcing us to buy the Blu-Ray disc even if we don't have a player for it.

MichaelChen
MichaelChen

@Ginevra372 

The Mandarin is not magic. He's a rich guy who squandered all his fiefdom's money training himself into a science and martial arts super-soldier. He bankrupted his fiefdom, leaving himself homeless and his people starving, all so he could be a badass. He's basically to Stark what Black Mask is to Bruce Wayne. 

Ginevra372
Ginevra372

@gakedw  Fox Studios owns the rights to the Fantastic Four (and the X-Men/mutants) for movies. Can't blame Marvel for that casting. Sony owns Spider-Man and all his affiliated characters, but thankfully they have Marvel's approval on the reboot AND they're even willing to collaborate with them on stuff (i.e. supposedly Oscorp Tower almost made it into the Avengers movie, but wasn't in time due to production). Fox, however, hates Marvel and is only dangling the rights in front of them by continuing to make 1 crappy X-Men/F4 movie every year JUST to keep the rights. Yes, even making a solo Wolverine flick allows them to maintain all the rights to EVERY SINGLE MUTANT character. Sickening, isn't it?


It's difficult to decide which is worse casting: that, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne or Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. I have faith that Affleck's improved his acting game since getting perspective behind the camera as a director. As for the Fast & Furious Israeli model being Diana the warrior-goddess (yes, we all know Sif's Jamie Alexander is the perfect mold for the role), well at least Adrianne Palicki filled out the bodice much better in her canned TV pilot.


I was a taken aback initially by the Mandarin twist. But, I understand its justification. After Tony Stark, a technological genius whose source of his abilities/rivalries would be his technology, has 2 films of technological adversaries and enemies/villains, why would they then suddenly switch to a magical villain to wrap up the trilogy? Something that would take more than 1 film to build up to and explain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, since fans consider him Iron Man's arch-enemy. Plus, when magic finally does make its way into the MCU, wouldn't we want Doctor Strange to be the character to usher it in fully to us? Sure, we've seen Thor's magical hammer in action and some illusions from Loki (and we know he's capable of far more, being listed as the "best sorcerer in all of Asgard"), but the accomplished surgeon-turned-Sorcerer Supreme should be the man that shows us the beauty of Marvel magic. And ya never know, maybe good ol' Trevor Slattery will stumble upon that alien technology and its magical rings eventually, right? I haven't seen "Hail to the King" yet since I don't own a Blu-Ray player, so can't say if it was alluded to in the short film. So, I'm fine with the twist and actually couldn't stop laughing at Sir Kingsley there too, groveling for his life and putting on all sorts of tongues, haha.


Actually, we should be more disappointed or complaining about all the other Marvel character names that were mis-used and thrown in that film on characters that were essentially tossed to the trash. Savin aka Coldblood (maybe he can still be resurrected with the cybernetics he gets in the comics); Ellie Brandt aka Man-Thing's ex-wife (only used the name and the characteristic scar, that was it); Chen Lu aka Radioactive Man (yeah I know, he's not the Simpsons character)

Grimbo151077
Grimbo151077

@Ginevra372  I completely second that. I have no need for the 'increased clarity' of Blu-Ray on my little 19" TV, am more than happy with DVD quality, and increasingly frustrated by the focus on Blu-Ray over anything else. I refuse to even buy dual format releases because I don't want the Blu-Ray disc.