Warning: This contains spoilers. Don't go any further. There's nothing wrong with ethnic recasting. Some have been good, and some terrible (the honeymooners shudder). I noticed that two of the biggest summer blockbusters were recast. The mandarin and Khan. Both characters who have some Asian ancestry. The mandarin's case, the director didn't want to offend Asians through age old stereotypes. Understandable, which led them to cast Ben Kingsley. Kingsley nailed it, imo. But why would they do a 360 and turn Guy Pierce into the mandarin. It was a crappy plot device. That and those dragon tattoos. They should of kept BK throughout the movie. Another case in point, Khan. Montalban wasn't of middle eastern descent but his performance was great. He had somewhat of an ethnic look. Cumberbatch, on the other hand, his acting exuded ruthlessness and he stood out throughout the whole movie. Funny thing is when I think of Khan Noonien Singh, I don't picture a Caucasian Cumberbatch. I enjoyed both mov...well I only enjoyed ST:ID. Im not against ethnic recasting to a degree. My two cents. Your thoughts.