The doctor! He’s strange! Guess what
we are talking about this week? It’s kind of a spoilercast, so be
aware of that. However, we do give you fair warning of when we
start discussing them, so you can always listen for a little while
and come back after you’ve seen the movie. Or you can keep
listening because you love us. Either way.
We are coming at the movie from two
different perspectives: Void likes Bennybatch but has no connection
to the characters and very limited knowledge of Doctor Strange,
while Beej is the opposite. He doesn’t like Benny that much, but
enjoys Dr. Strange in the comics.
Our non-spoilery thoughts are pretty
simple: We like it. It doesn’t feel like anything else in the MCU,
and we believe that’s a good thing. It doesn’t feel superhero-y,
and to Beej, it feels like it has more depth than a lot of the MCU.
Void doesn’t have as many thoughts about the movie overall on the
first viewing, and he thinks that’s because it’s so different from
other MCU films. A second viewing will really help us solidify our
thoughts on it.
The visuals in this movie are
amazing. It feels a lot like the Matrix did back in the late ‘90s.
We didn’t see it in 3D (because ew), but it may have been a bit
overwhelming at times.
And that’s it for non-spoilery teaser
stuff in the notes! Now, there are lots of other things we discuss
involving our favorite parts, the visuals in far more depth, the
overall structure of the movie and how it worked for us and in
terms of the greater narrative, and how this movie ties in (and
will tie in) with the rest of the MCU).
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