Articles Posted in the " the mandarin " Category

  • Just how racist is Iron Man 3’s “The Mandarin?”

    Casting white actors as characters of color is a time-honored tradition in Hollywood, whether they’re using hair dye and colored contacts to approximate a person of color (like with Private Vasquez in Aliens) or simply disregarding the character’s stated race and casting them as white (just about everyone in The Last Airbender and, arguably, Katniss […]


  • Review: Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3 premiered in the US tonight, officially kicking off Phase Two of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. And what a premiere it was. Stunning action, razor sharp wit and some well-timed character development made for a well-crafted and surprising third installment. Warning: This review contains major spoilers for Iron Man 3. Proceed at your own […]


  • Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Spoiler Post

    It’s almost time for the beginning of Phase Two of Marvel’s epic Cinematic Universe project. Over the past several years, they’ve given us Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, all of which led up to the unbelievable The Avengers. Phase One was a smashing success, and […]