Thursday, November 3, 2016

Piece Of Shit Or Not?- Doctor Strange

Here's a strange doctor

Joe's Take-
A cocky surgeon damages his precious hands in a slow-motion car accident, and goes on a journey of self discovery. He encounters a grown version of The Golden Child (Tilda Swinton, Constantine), who teaches him about the mystical realms that are just on the other side of our reality. While trying to capture his chi (qi), a previous pupil of the mystical order (or whatever they call themselves), returns with a spiteful attitude and attempts to wax on/wax off the world while his eyes scream for Visine. Will Dr. Stephen Strange have built up enough experience points to vanquish the evil baddie? Will one of the missing Infinity Stones make an appearance here? And just how reliable is the wi-fi in a bamboo shack?

My Prediction- Take the Constantine movie, The Matrix, and Inception, and you have Doctor Strange. He's a character that I know next to nothing about, but one of my favorite actors is playing him (Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game), while his adversary is another actor that I love to see as well (Mads Mikkelsen, Casino Royale). This may seem like an odd pick from Marvel Studios, but they haven't made a shitty film yet. Doctor Strange will not be a Piece Of Shit, but that doesn't mean that a full scale representation of Jenga being used with skyscrapers, might not seem a bit over the top.

Mike's Take - Inception meets Iron Man. That's what Doctor Strange is. I've never been a fan of the comic series, I do like the character, but I've always been a Batman or Spider-man type of guy. The closest that I ever got to enjoying a character that was close to Doctor Strange, was Doctor Fate. But, that has nothing to do with this. With Marvel now introducing magic into their cinematic universe, it's going to change the dynamics of the movies and TV shows. Although they have already started doing that with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D by introducing Ghost Rider.

So, what am I saying?
By introducing Doctor Strange into the Marvel Universe, it opens everything up for them to explore all these other characters that they have been holding on to because the universe is more than just X-Men, Spider-man, Daredevil, et, al.

This movie is not going to suck. Marvel has their cinematic universe (there's that saying again) dialed in. They know what they're doing and they know how to entertain us. Not A Piece Of Shit.

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