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Doctor Strange

Postby Lunkhead » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:25 pm

Marvel does it again with another very entertaining movie, and some particularly amazing visuals this time around to boot. They stretch further out into the more "fringe" aspects of the Marvel comic world, introducing the multiverse, the mirror universe, the dark universe, and it mostly works. B+

I wonder how long they can keep going like this ... ?
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Re: Doctor Strange

Postby Niveous » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:42 am

I agree with the B+. Great casting. Incredible visuals. A fun film. Excellent after credit scenes. Good all around.
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Re: Doctor Strange

Postby ken » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:47 am

I finally saw this over the weekend. Maybe I should have seen it in 3D because I thought it was pretty mediocre. Not that much of a story, very little drama, not very engaging characters. I hope that somehow Dr. Strange becomes more interesting now that we have his origin story out of the way. Otherwise, he will likely be a footnote in the next Avengers movie or whatever.

Maybe I just couldn't buy Benedict Cumberbatch as an American. Couldn't they have just let him be British?
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Re: Doctor Strange

Postby Lunkhead » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:16 pm

The comic character is American. I think they got into enough trouble as it was, changing the Ancient One from the admittedly awful 60s stereotypical old Asian wise man to a bald white British lady. Plus they made Baron Mordo black and British too. I don't really remember Doctor Strange being such a jokester either. Some are positing that they made the character more like Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark, so if/when Robert Downey bows out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe they still have a popular character in the same vein.

Anyway, we saw it in 3D and I can say it didn't change the story, conflicts, or characters at all. I think this is just another case of how movies struggle to balance those qualities against action sequences and visual effects and tie-ins to franchises and all the other stuff that has to get crammed into big action blockbusters, similar to Fantastic Beasts. This one resonated with me more for whatever reason, maybe due to familiarity with the comic character and interest in how things tie in to the greater universe.

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