Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes
Budget: Estimated to be $ 165 million
After being able to push weird properties like Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel presents the latest from their repotoire: Weird, M.D. I mean, Doctor Strange.
Just as how Spider-man taught everyone that getting bit by a spider will make you into a superhero, Doctor Strange taught you that if you text and drive, you’ll get wrecked, become partially disabled and then become a superhero! Out of responsibility, I feel it is necessary to inform you that I was being facetious and you shouldn’t text and drive—or get bit by spiders.
The true lesson of the movie is to stop being an arrogant asshole. I know, that’s a rarity in this world. Yes, I’m being facetious again. Don’t be arrogant or an asshole.
Doctor Strange was a well crafted film and a solid work of art. The combination of the CG and choreography created a smooth experience. Top-notch cinematography and great ideas on the scenes.
My main complaint about the movie? Too short. Everything about it. I wanted a longer movie, longer sequences of the impressive visuals, and the doctor being a doctor for more screentime.
I know nobody paid to see a movie about Stephen Strange doing brain surgeries on people, but I really wish they spent more time building him and his reputation up before knocking it down. He went from House to Harry Potter a little too quickly for my tastes.
If you have the chance, definitely go watch this. In IMAX if possible. I think it’s worth it. If you can’t get it without the 3D though, I would have second thoughts. Still not a fan of 3D.
How better to CommBro Break than to immediately switch to another review. I was slow about getting together a review of Sully, so I’m just going to sneak a mini-review into here.
Sully was a decent film. Hard to really spoil anything for a historical drama, so I’m just going to write.
Some of the dialogue was a little too “on the nose.” The ending read kind of a like one of those fake Tumblr scenarios. Otherwise, it was good. Hard to stretch out a story about 208 seconds to a feature length movie, but they did it. I do actually like how they showed a shorter version of what happened in the cockpit and then again towards the end of his National Transportation Safety Board.
Might be too late to catch it in theaters at this point, but worth a matinee price if you can find it and have time.