November 15, 2016

Dammit, I haven’t even finished my review of Deadpool yet.

My husband made us get up super early Sunday morning to catch the first showing of Dr. Strange. 3D gives him a headache, so we saw the XD version…big ass screen and vibrating leather recliners…I’m not gonna complain there. They should totally start showing porn in XD. There was a primo selection of trailers: Wonder Woman (Guess I should start watching the DCU movies), Logan (Set to Johnny Cash’s cover of “Hurt”, it looks amazing), a xXx sequel (Lily really wants to see this…I couldn’t tell why, but I’m interested because of Ruby Rose), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (Guess I should watch the first one, oops), Benedict Cumberbatch in “Hamlet” (one of those special event things), Rogue One and yet another Pirates of the Caribbean sequel (yawn).

I don’t know shit about Doctor Strange, but he is the only guy in the MCU who seems to be a bigger egotistical ass than Tony Stark. Not that that’s a bad thing. I have a lot of goodwill for Benedict Cumberbatch, mostly due to his recent stint hosting SNL. I honestly don’t think I’ve seen him in anything except 30 minutes of that Star Trek remake sequel. Oh! He was the voice of Smaug – does that count? His ears are ridiculously small for his head. I couldn’t stop looking at his ears, honestly.

I was far more interested in the villain than the hero this go-around. I was devastated when Hannibal was canceled, but on the bright side, it gives Mads Mikkelson plenty of time for villainy. My current goal is to recreate his eye makeup EXACTLY – he had a fierce smoky eye. Fiercer than The Winter Soldier! Sally and I are going to practice…

Rachel McAdams wasn’t annoying either! I don’t think I’ve seen here in anything ever – her oeuvre is not exactly my thing. I do think her character took things a bit too well – she should’ve been freaking out a bit more, don’t you think?

And I thought that Ant-Man was trippy as fuck – it doesn’t hold a candle to wherever the fuck the Ancient One sent Doctor Strange. That was a helluva trip.

Of course we stayed all the way through the credits to see the bonus scenes. I won’t spoil them, but what I did notice is that the very last note in the credits, right after the disclaimer about resemblance to real persons, living or dead – was a plea against texting and driving. Yes! All this could’ve been avoided if Stephen Strange could’ve left his goddamn phone alone! But was it social responsibility or a legal disclaimer in case some asshole claimed that he was emulating the mysterious Doctor Strange? Damn my cynicism.

I enjoyed the film, but I fear it doesn’t have the endless rewatchability of the other MCU entries. I’ll let you know once it hits cable.

Year – 2016
Rating – PG-13
Runtime – 115 minutes
Genre – Marvel
Director(s) – Scott Derrickson
Writer(s) – Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill, Steve Ditko
Actor(s) – Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton
BOB Rating – Three BOBs
Favorite Quote – "It's the wi-fi password. We're not savages." - Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor)