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08.13.2013

IRON MAN 3 is making its way to blu-ray next month and today we have a look at one of the deleted scenes to be featured on the disc. The scene takes place after the first Extremis soldier explosion and flows to "where the Mandarin communicates with one of his operatives before going on TV and delivering a creepy message to the world." The Mandarin, as portrayed by Ben Kingsley in the film, is one of the most controversial villains of the year for many spoilery reasons, which clearly divided fans, but didn't affect the box office a tiny bit.

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It's a short, interesting scene, but I can see why it was cut, especially since there is plenty of Mandarin "grandstanding" throughout as is. I'm looking forward to seeing IRON MAN 3 again, as I only caught it once in theaters (blasphemy!). I enjoyed it, but wasn't floored. Perhaps now that I'm well aware of all its "secrets" I can watch with fresh eyes.

IRON MAN 3, starring Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, and Jon Favreau hits Blu-Ray/DVD on September 24, 2013. Preorder it here!

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Extra Tidbit: Do you think Iron Man 3 will be better appreciated by hardcore fans on video, now that the stigma of The Mandarin has been revealed or will they always harbor a grudge?
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1:48PM on 08/13/2013
that scene makes no sense, why would he be doing the act for that guy with no cameras on and the operative works for the real bad guy
that scene makes no sense, why would he be doing the act for that guy with no cameras on and the operative works for the real bad guy
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2:24PM on 08/13/2013
Somewhere, out there, Daniel Day-Lewis just felt a chill run down his spine.
Somewhere, out there, Daniel Day-Lewis just felt a chill run down his spine.
1:58PM on 08/13/2013
I still think this was a good movie, despite its deviation from the source material and my disliking of that sort of behavior. I hope other fans can get over the Mandarin twist and appreciate the movie like I do.

Honestly my only problem with the movie is when he called in the cavalry at the end. Seems like he should have done that right as the mansion was getting attacked. THAT was completely illogical. At least the way they did the Mandarin made sense.

And too much Pepper.
I still think this was a good movie, despite its deviation from the source material and my disliking of that sort of behavior. I hope other fans can get over the Mandarin twist and appreciate the movie like I do.

Honestly my only problem with the movie is when he called in the cavalry at the end. Seems like he should have done that right as the mansion was getting attacked. THAT was completely illogical. At least the way they did the Mandarin made sense.

And too much Pepper.
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2:19AM on 08/14/2013
It wasn't well explained. There were two versions of Jarvis, one in New York and one in Malibu and the one in Malibu was destroyed. That's why he needed an internet connection, namely so he could uplink to Jarvis in New York. It doesn't make sense when you are watching it the first time. Maybe it is clearer the second time. Iron Man 2 had the same problem: it makes a bit more sense the second time, although I still come out feeling Nick Fury knew more than he should have and it was all too
It wasn't well explained. There were two versions of Jarvis, one in New York and one in Malibu and the one in Malibu was destroyed. That's why he needed an internet connection, namely so he could uplink to Jarvis in New York. It doesn't make sense when you are watching it the first time. Maybe it is clearer the second time. Iron Man 2 had the same problem: it makes a bit more sense the second time, although I still come out feeling Nick Fury knew more than he should have and it was all too pat.
2:11PM on 08/13/2013
My issue with the twist (and I'm not a die hard Iron Man comic book fan by any measure) was that it felt more like a cheap rug pull than a smart and calculated plot twist. It subverted expectations, sure, but the film wasn't better for it. It suffered because it marginalized the film's most interesting character and forced a lesser character to shoulder the burden. And the fact that the trailers were loaded with lines that weren't even in the actual film made it seem even more like deliberate
My issue with the twist (and I'm not a die hard Iron Man comic book fan by any measure) was that it felt more like a cheap rug pull than a smart and calculated plot twist. It subverted expectations, sure, but the film wasn't better for it. It suffered because it marginalized the film's most interesting character and forced a lesser character to shoulder the burden. And the fact that the trailers were loaded with lines that weren't even in the actual film made it seem even more like deliberate deception. And don't even get me started on that cheap throw-in line at the end during the climax.
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3:53PM on 08/13/2013
What could have been...
What could have been...
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4:17PM on 08/13/2013

so lame...

what wasted potential, "imitation chinese" indeed...
My expectations for phase 2 post-Avengers diminished dramatically after IM3. How could they take easily their most developed and reliable property and squander it on their first film after their biggest success?!
The Mandarin twist was beyond lame, but it was SO just the tip of the iceberg...
what wasted potential, "imitation chinese" indeed...
My expectations for phase 2 post-Avengers diminished dramatically after IM3. How could they take easily their most developed and reliable property and squander it on their first film after their biggest success?!
The Mandarin twist was beyond lame, but it was SO just the tip of the iceberg...
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4:35PM on 08/13/2013
The Sensodyne commercial that played before this Iron Man clip made more sense.
The Sensodyne commercial that played before this Iron Man clip made more sense.
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6:39PM on 08/13/2013
Amazed at the hate. Iron Man 3 was a blast and IMO the best Iron Man yet. Shane Black bliss from start to finish.
Amazed at the hate. Iron Man 3 was a blast and IMO the best Iron Man yet. Shane Black bliss from start to finish.
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1:10PM on 08/14/2013
Thank god there is someone else here that knows what they're talking about. Mandarin is totally a crap villain. Filmmakers knew that and came up with their best to adapt him in the Marvel Cinematic U.
Thank god there is someone else here that knows what they're talking about. Mandarin is totally a crap villain. Filmmakers knew that and came up with their best to adapt him in the Marvel Cinematic U.
11:41AM on 08/14/2013
Considering the Mandarin as he existed in the comics is basically just an amalgam of every godawful, ugly racist anti-Asian stereotype that existed in the minds of Americans from the 40s through the 70s (from WWII through the Vietnam War)...I could seriously care less if they didn't do the character justice by fanboy standards.

Indeed, in that respect, I'd say they did the only thing you could do with the Mandarin. By making him a manufactured rodeo clown of every modern fear Americans have
Considering the Mandarin as he existed in the comics is basically just an amalgam of every godawful, ugly racist anti-Asian stereotype that existed in the minds of Americans from the 40s through the 70s (from WWII through the Vietnam War)...I could seriously care less if they didn't do the character justice by fanboy standards.

Indeed, in that respect, I'd say they did the only thing you could do with the Mandarin. By making him a manufactured rodeo clown of every modern fear Americans have of brown-skinned foreign terrorists. He's propaganda, which is what the original Mandarin was anyway. I'd even go sofar as to say the reveal is more satisfying than the 'Ken Watanabe for Liam Neeson' switcheroo in Batman Begins thanks to Kingsley's entertaining performance.

Iron Man 3 kicked ass. Characters, acting, dialog, action, setting. Shane Black's direction brought a consistency and scale somewhat lacking in the Favreau movies. It brought back the 'necessity is the mother of invention' theme of the first film. With an epic action climax (really, the only of the three movies to not be a letdown in the third act) and a cathartic ending to the trilogy. Most fun I've had in the theaters this summer, and this has been a damn good summer.
8:30AM on 08/14/2013
You're amazed at the hate? that's like X-Men fans saying X3 was magical bliss from start the finish. There's a lot wrong with IM3 and it's really getting tiring explaining the many reasons on this forum.
You're amazed at the hate? that's like X-Men fans saying X3 was magical bliss from start the finish. There's a lot wrong with IM3 and it's really getting tiring explaining the many reasons on this forum.
12:26AM on 08/14/2013
I agree with Jeff. It would be like if in The Dark Knight, the Joker misses out on a chance to blow up two ferries worth of people in order to teach the city a philosophical lesson or in The Dark Knight Rises, a South American prisoner turned chemically enhanced criminal mastermind was played by a beefed up British man who missed out on chance to take advantage of a post Dent Act Gotham and become the new criminal king of the city in order to please his girlfriend and teach the city a
I agree with Jeff. It would be like if in The Dark Knight, the Joker misses out on a chance to blow up two ferries worth of people in order to teach the city a philosophical lesson or in The Dark Knight Rises, a South American prisoner turned chemically enhanced criminal mastermind was played by a beefed up British man who missed out on chance to take advantage of a post Dent Act Gotham and become the new criminal king of the city in order to please his girlfriend and teach the city a philosophical lesson.

They never get it right, not 100%. The issue is by how much did they screw it up. Sure, Mandarin turned out to be a scape-goat that Guy Pearce was using to mask his own actions (which I guess makes him the Mandarin, technically), but it was interesting and unexpected. I don't see how the Mandarin would ever work onscreen without looking too ridiculous. Like, even Loki would have to ask him to scale it back a bit.
9:20PM on 08/13/2013
You still don't get it.. No matter how good the movie is, it does not take away from the fact that they did not just butcher Iron Man's greatest foe, they literally shitted on him and erased his existence from the Marvel Cinema Universe. Imagine you are watching THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and half way through the film, Batman breaks into the Jokers lair and instead of Heath Ledger, it's a jamaican guy smoking weed, who just finish taking a shit.
You still don't get it.. No matter how good the movie is, it does not take away from the fact that they did not just butcher Iron Man's greatest foe, they literally shitted on him and erased his existence from the Marvel Cinema Universe. Imagine you are watching THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and half way through the film, Batman breaks into the Jokers lair and instead of Heath Ledger, it's a jamaican guy smoking weed, who just finish taking a shit.
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7:22PM on 08/13/2013

This clip just doesn't make any sense.

Based on what happens with the "Mandarin" in the movie, how is this clip even supposed to work? I'm glad they cut it out. Actually, they should've kept this in and remove the awful twist all together.
Based on what happens with the "Mandarin" in the movie, how is this clip even supposed to work? I'm glad they cut it out. Actually, they should've kept this in and remove the awful twist all together.
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11:30PM on 08/13/2013
Hardcore fans already appreciate Iron Man 3 because it's a great movie from start to finish. It's not the greatest thing to happen to film, but damn is it a fun ride. Ben Kingsley was great in the movie and completely entertaining. If anyone knows anything about comic nowadays, Marvel has had a great deal of trouble reintroducing the Mandarin character. He's a racist caricature that doesn't fit in these times.
Hardcore fans already appreciate Iron Man 3 because it's a great movie from start to finish. It's not the greatest thing to happen to film, but damn is it a fun ride. Ben Kingsley was great in the movie and completely entertaining. If anyone knows anything about comic nowadays, Marvel has had a great deal of trouble reintroducing the Mandarin character. He's a racist caricature that doesn't fit in these times.
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1:42PM on 08/14/2013
It would have been different...slightly. Whereas I'm sure they're going to play Ultron as bigger and more boisterous, this would have been more intimate and personal. When the suit in the comics goes crazy, it actually loves Stark and is trying to steal him away/protect him against everything and everyone. Think of it more like a Frankenstein movie and less like a scientist's experiment gone wrong.
It would have been different...slightly. Whereas I'm sure they're going to play Ultron as bigger and more boisterous, this would have been more intimate and personal. When the suit in the comics goes crazy, it actually loves Stark and is trying to steal him away/protect him against everything and everyone. Think of it more like a Frankenstein movie and less like a scientist's experiment gone wrong.
2:05AM on 08/14/2013
@Indydan13, you do realize that what you just suggested is the plot to the Avengers sequel, don't you?
@Indydan13, you do realize that what you just suggested is the plot to the Avengers sequel, don't you?
12:30AM on 08/14/2013
That's what kills me about all this. Mandarin may be the classic, but time has not been kind to the man. I would have thought it be cool if they went the route of his new mind-controlled suit became self aware and started wreaking havok. Maybe not have a big, boisterous villain who wants to rule the world, but Stark facing his own creation and thus, himself. Sure, maybe Guy Pearce can stay. If they removed the whole concept of the Mandarin entirely, it could have been truly great. Still loved
That's what kills me about all this. Mandarin may be the classic, but time has not been kind to the man. I would have thought it be cool if they went the route of his new mind-controlled suit became self aware and started wreaking havok. Maybe not have a big, boisterous villain who wants to rule the world, but Stark facing his own creation and thus, himself. Sure, maybe Guy Pearce can stay. If they removed the whole concept of the Mandarin entirely, it could have been truly great. Still loved the movie though.
5:46AM on 08/14/2013
No Marvel movie will have an Asian villain named the Mandarin for the same reason why no future Jacky Chan or Jet Lee movie will feature a white villain called the White Devil.
No Marvel movie will have an Asian villain named the Mandarin for the same reason why no future Jacky Chan or Jet Lee movie will feature a white villain called the White Devil.
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5:46AM on 08/14/2013
It wasn't posting so I clicked again.
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5:47AM on 08/14/2013
I was immensely disappointed that the badass The Mandarin that was showcased in the trailer (all those cool lines he says!) wasn't the one we ended up with. I was also disappointed with the end (suit destruction stuff). That said, I enjoyed Iron Man 3 as I've enjoyed the previous 2 entries (think I might have been the only one who enjoyed Iron Man 2!). In all honestly, none of the superheroes movies have blown me away like say Terminator 2 or Aliens did when I first saw them...but on the
I was immensely disappointed that the badass The Mandarin that was showcased in the trailer (all those cool lines he says!) wasn't the one we ended up with. I was also disappointed with the end (suit destruction stuff). That said, I enjoyed Iron Man 3 as I've enjoyed the previous 2 entries (think I might have been the only one who enjoyed Iron Man 2!). In all honestly, none of the superheroes movies have blown me away like say Terminator 2 or Aliens did when I first saw them...but on the whole, they've been enjoyable. I finally saw The Wolverine yesterday, and like the first two Raimi Spider-Man movies, whilst okay, I couldn't help think they were missing something that dampens my enjoyment of them. I used to be a comic collector - I don't know if that's got something to do with it...but I'm not enjoying them as much as I want to. Over expecting is a horrible thing to deal with...it really f'd up my enjoyment of Man of Steel (though we can all thank the super third trailer for that one!) :o(
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6:23AM on 08/14/2013

I thought you said the Mandarin was in that scene...

All I saw was Ben Kingsley playing a character that was DECIDEDLY NOT the Mandarin.
All I saw was Ben Kingsley playing a character that was DECIDEDLY NOT the Mandarin.
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4:21AM on 08/15/2013
Oh quit yer bitchin'
Oh quit yer bitchin'
4:26AM on 08/15/2013

WTF is up with the hate?

I thought the decision to make The Mandarin a made up villain was brilliant. I'm so fucking sick of the same cookie-cutter "Super Villains" in these superhero movies, reminding me why I never liked superhero comics as a kid. They're boring, predictable, and - worse - distract the hero from actually doing heroic things so they can have dress-up wrestling matches with these guys. FINALLY a movie comes out with a villain that actually *gets* that complaint and everyone hates it. Clearly I'm
I thought the decision to make The Mandarin a made up villain was brilliant. I'm so fucking sick of the same cookie-cutter "Super Villains" in these superhero movies, reminding me why I never liked superhero comics as a kid. They're boring, predictable, and - worse - distract the hero from actually doing heroic things so they can have dress-up wrestling matches with these guys. FINALLY a movie comes out with a villain that actually *gets* that complaint and everyone hates it. Clearly I'm alone in this, and you all actually DO want the same repeated cookie-cutter shit. Ugh.
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6:52AM on 08/15/2013
Oh quit yer bitchin'
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