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Topic Started: Mar 17 2017, 04:32 PM (30 Views)
Balcony Gang, Foist Class
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I just got the DVD of this. Marvel has really done it this time!! This is the worst abortion of a comic book character brought to the big screen so far. When will Marvel learn to stick to a character's true origins, instead of changing things to suit the younger audience.

I was absolutely appalled by this movie. It could not have been farther from the roots of this series than it was. Making the Ancient One a female and having her delve into the Dark Side for her use was absolutely deplorable to me. I wanted to puke!! The cartoon movie from a few years back was at least faithful to Dr. Strange's origins. Not so for this current piece of crap!!!

And the special effects were far less than I was expecting them to be from Marvel. They did a fabulous job on the first X-Men movie and the first Avengers movie, but everything else they've done has been a disappointment to me.

Oh, excuse me. They did a good job on the first Spiderman movie too. The special effects were darn good. But, they did screw up the story by trying to compress 25 years of the series into a 2 hour movie.

Don't get me wrong. Marvel's done a whole lot better than DC in their movie adaptations. But Doctor Strange is a complete disaster!! I guess I feel this way because Doc Strange was my favorite Marvel Character when I was a kid. I had every single issue of the series in my collection, and probably read the entire run 3 or 4 times. It was even more amazing when he got his own comic.

So yes, I am biased about Doc Strange. The animated movie was better because it stuck to the original story. The 1978 TV movie was also better. Even though they changed the original story, it was somehow more palatable. I think it was due to the fact the the Doc eventually lost his "Super-Ego". That doesn't seem to happen in this new movie

I guess that's about all I have to say about this movie.

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