Hi there! Welcome to I'm So Glad My Suffering Amuses You, a broom closet blog in a sanctum sanctorum internet. I'm Dave-El and I may not be the Ancient One but boy I do feel like one.
- Doctor Strange’s red cloak doesn’t just look cool, it acts cool. It gets a couple of great action scenes as well as some solid laughs.
- The visuals are very trippy with distortions of reality right out of Inception. These sweeping optical effects owe a lot to the comics; the Dark Dimension is right out of Doctor Strange comics drawn by his co-creator, Steve Dikto.
- Doctor Strange is pretty much on its own as far as the larger MCU is concerned but there is a reference to the Avengers, we find yet another Infinity Stone and there’s a mid-credit meet up scene between Doctor Strange and the next Avenger to get a starring role in the MCU. (I would tell you who it is but I don’t want you to be Thor at me. Sore! I meant, sore at me! I said nothing!) The post credit scene is a bit of a bummer as a character moves to the dark side, setting up I presume the events of the next Doctor Strange movie. Or maybe it ties into the upcoming Infinity War in the next Avengers outing?
- There’s a bit where Strange flips up the collar of his cloak the same way Benedict Cumberbatch does with the collar of his overcoat in his BBC series, Sherlock. The cloak has other ideas.
Thanks for popping by today. Before I wrap up this post, here's some artwork by the man himself, Doctor Strange co-creator Steve Dikto.
Until next time, remember to be good to one another.