Feb 26 2013

Mandarin: The Homeless Pimp

Published by at 3:00 pm under Images,Movies

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I don’t usually comment on movie posters, but I had to when this one premiered for Iron Man 3. It’s Ben Kingsley as Mandarin, and I guess they wanted to distance themselves from the “evil Chinese sorcerer” stereotype that might have gotten them in trouble, particularly since Kingsley isn’t actually asian.

Rather, they’ve opted to go with a concept that’s more like “What might that hobo who wheels a cart full of doll’s heads around during the day look like as a comic book supervillain?” Throw in a dash of Jarl of Whiterun pimp-chillin, and you’ve got yourself a lead bad buy.

This plus Guy Pearce? I don’t care if Favreau is gone, this has to be good.





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3 Responses to “Mandarin: The Homeless Pimp”

  1. Sara Clemenson 26 Feb 2013 at 3:28 pm

    He is half Asian, actually. His father was Indian. Anyway I knew what you meant. He’s certainly not half Chinese like Mandarin.

  2. David Ron 26 Feb 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Frankly, I’ll take Shane Black over Jon Favreau any day.

  3. Cosminon 26 Feb 2013 at 6:50 pm

    As a previous comment pointed out, given that his given name was Krishna Pandit Bhanji, I would say that yes, he’s at least part Asian.

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