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RE: Movies that jump the shark..( Spoilers for Iron Man... - 7/5/2013 10:20:27 AM   
sanchia


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ORIGINAL: Shifty Bench


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ORIGINAL: Deviation

I'm going to be the dude who will possibly defend a shitty thing which I myself had problems at first.

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ORIGINAL: Shifty Bench

Spoilers for Iron Man Three again-

As someone who doesn't give a shit about the comics, I enjoyed that part of the film. It made me chuckle. Also, I don't think it made a mockery of the character either. If anything it explained why this Mandarin wasn't Asian, this is not the Mandarin of the comics......


To repeat what I said on another thread, I don't think it's jumping the shark, I think it's genuinely clever deconstruction without ever saying its doing that in your face. The Mandarin himself starting as a rather horrible Yellow Peril stereotype, the one in the film presented was one built on the War on Terror iconography from the calligraphy to the swords to the Middle Eastern/specifically Afghan locations. Telling us that he was only that because those show stuff the West or specifically the Americans picture a terrorist to be is immensely clever.

I'm sorry, I can be a Shane Black fanboy.


Yeah, I'm a Shane Black fan too. And, yes, I don't think it is jumping the shark either.


I personally found it quite a clever route for the plot to take. I felt the Extremis plot was a bit wasted but that is another story.


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RE: Movies that jump the shark..( Spoilers for Iron Man... - 7/5/2013 11:57:54 AM   
Mr Gittes

 

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No, that was brilliant, shut up.

I assume this is Iron Man 3 you're defending? Or is it Alien 3? As long as it's not The Phantom Menace, that's fine

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