I just saw Iron Man 3 last night and I loved it! I would go as far to say that it’s as good as or better than the first movie. I’m quite certain you don’t need a full report from me about what I loved about the film, as there’s more than enough online about the movie that could end up being the highest grossing film of all time. Instead I would like to address something that kinda floored me about the film. That being number one, The Mandarin. So if you haven’t seen the movie, STOP right here.
Major spoilers ahead!
I was completely taken by surprise with the film’s big twist. The Mandarin was not The Mandarin at all. Instead it was shockingly revealed he was a bumbling drunken actor that was hired to play the part of the worlds most hated and feared terrorist. This was an incredible twist which immediately had me thinking. What was Hollywood trying to tell us? Was Shane Black letting us in on the big secret? For years I have had my doubts about the events surrounding 9/11. I wouldn’t say I am a conspiracy theorist but I would say I do believe a conspiracy was and still is afoot regarding that tragic day in American history. One thing which I’ve always been skeptical about was Osama Bin Laden.
Everything about the man and his relation to the USA in the past, his family relations to our Gov’t and his “Death” a couple years back. I always felt something was off with the official story of his demise. There are so many interesting theories about the man, mainly that he died in 2001 of kidney failure. This also combined with strange inconsistencies in his recorded messages over the years have lead many people wonder if Bin Laden was really an evil mastermind in a cave in Afganistan. You add the fact that there is absolutely zero proof he was actually killed by Navy Seal Team Six. No body. No pictures. No video of the raid. Nothing. not even one solid story of “what went down” at “the raid”. Just the official word from Obama that it happened. The most dangerous enemy of the United States would have been worth so much more alive if he was who they claimed he was yet we’re supposed to believe we just killed him with no questioning? The guy was never even indicted for 9/11. So Who really was Bin laden?! Was he a manufactured comic book style villain? The ultimate “evil doer”? or was he merely a man just like The Mandarin?
The Iron Man 3 Mandarin was clearly based on Osama Bin Laden and to me the reveal felt like a message to the people that mirrors perhaps our own reality. Governments all thru history use their own propaganda to push forward their agendas. Some may even manufacture real life “villains” for the public to hate & fear. Iron Man 3 gave a some food for thought to the mainstream. Revealing that many times villains can be made on a small sound stage, that governments and corporations can have a hand in orchestrating events to move along agendas and keep the public scared. Even though we didn’t get the legendary evil Mandarin from the pages of the comic books we got a Mandarin who’s far, far more chilling than any super villain. We got a glimpse into our own possible reality here in the real world….
Here’s an excellent excerpt from the BBC’s “The Power of Nightmares” perhaps Shane Black was a fan?
Hey so not sure if anyone out there has heard Frank Miller’s most recent brainless rant that he posted on his official website? Well apparently Frank is just sooooooo damn upset about this new Occupy movement that he couldn’t keep all of his his anger inside! After reading this I think maybe Frank has actually been living his life inside of a real comic book that he wrote! He seems as clueless as ever as he calls Occupy protesters “a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists, an unruly mob, fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid false righteousness.” This sounds like perhaps Frank has been reading Batman: The Cult a few too many times in the past week?
He thinks all of us “pond scum” need to be focused on the real threat to America “al-Qaeda & Islamicism”. Wow maybe you, Frank Miller actually believe Captain America is a real guy and the USA isn’t really a bunch of thugs who threaten the World’s safety ever? It’s that simple to Frank USA good! Islam BAD! I bet Frank thinks The Joker and The Red Skull are running al-Qaeda and that Perhaps George Bush is secretly Nick Fury and Obama is The Black Panther!! Yeah Frank! The Occupy movement has actually been put together secretly by The new Baron Zemo and Lex Luthor! Those master minds have turned the population against the good guys in Government and Captain America is behind the scenes right now Frank, he’s dismantling the brainwashing machine they put together months ago!!
Yeah Frank also says that the protesters should “Enlist for the real thing. Maybe our military could whip some of you into shape.” Yeah! Go USA military Go! Hey Frank if you can promise me that Bucky Barnes and Dum Dum Dugan will be there in person to train me I’ll certainly give it a shot! Go USA!! Yeeeeehaw! Anyway check out this rant by a man I once used to respect…dammit Frank What would The Dark Knight think of you now?!
You can read it yourself here: Frank Miller on Occupy