I know that there was some controversy surrounding this film in regards to casting, but it was actually alright. I mean, it wasn’t as whitewashed as tumblr made it out to be.
And it was so mindfucking but in a beautiful way.
Oh and the fucking cape!
Also the women looked badass!!!!! You couldn’t tell them from the guys because they wore the same armor/outfit! There was really no sexualization and…damn that hospital scene though. Women ruled this shit!
And Wong!!! OMG WONG! xD He’s one of my faves.
PS: Benedict is such a great actor. You can hate him or love him irl, but his acting is freaking splendid, and I loved how he handled Doctor Strange. Can’t wait to see more of this character in the MCU.
I saw Dr Strange yesterday. I really liked it but I’m confused about the casting
So Mordo is white and the Ancient one is Asian in the comics.
The ~diversity ratio~ is one white person, and one minority
In the movie, they made Mordo black, and the Ancient One white (woman)
The ~diversity ratio~ is still one white person and one minority
I understand trying to diversify but that literally didn’t change anything. If anything, it made it worse because that’s one less Asian person in the film. Asians are struggling to get roles in big movies and THIS IS KEEPS HAPPENING.
I guess they had to balance white washing the Ancient One by making Mordo black, but come on. There is plenty of black representation in Marvel already anyway: Black Panther, Falcon, War Machine. Asians in Hollywood can’t get shit these days smh
At least we still got Wong in the movie. He was awesome
Doctor Strange is the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikkelsen.
The movie tells the story of Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch), a brilliant surgeon who, after a car crash, loses the ability to use his hands and can no longer practice medicine. He starts looking for cures all over the world, and eventually arrives in Nepal, where the mysterious Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) will teach him about magic and the mystic world.
The supporting cast is made from Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, who is there as a romantic interest, Ejiofor plays Mordo, another student of the Ancient One, who will help Strange with his training. I was especially surprised by Benedict Wong as… Wong. He had some of the best scenes in the movie, and I am very happy he does not play the cliche asian manservant role he has in the comics.
This is the first movie from Marvel Studios that brings out the fantastic side of things. Characters don’t use gadgets or alien weapons, instead they dwell with the mystic arts. The best thing I have to say about this movie is that it looks absolutely gorgeous. The special effects are some of the best I’ve ever seen and it’s really a must to see it in theaters (IMAX especially).
The film suffers from the well-known Marvel recipe, it’s the same superhero movie done before, just with a different mask this time. I was especially disapointed with the humor in this film. I always want my movies to be fun, and I really love laughing most of the time at these movies, but this time the tone did not really fit. It works really well in movies like Ant-Man and Guardians, but not so well in this one.
Doctor Strange is going to be the type of movie that you’ve seen many times before, but at the same time, you didn’t. It’s really worth watching for the amazing special effects, but the story is just okay, so I’m gonna give it an 8 out of 10.