Monday, April 18, 2016

Strange Days

Last week Marvel gave us our first look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, in their upcoming movie of the same name.

Looks like the Doctor's representin' the south side, what with those gang signs he's flashin.'

I keed, I keed. He looks perfect!

This is yet another perfect example of The Comic Book Movie Costume Inverse Accuracy LawIt's a little fundamental rule of the universe I made up that states:
The odds of a comic book movie or TV series staying true to the source material is inversely proportional to how much I care about the property in question.
In other words, when I like a particular character, say Superman, we'll get a movie in which he's completely unrecognizable in look and in deed. See the woeful Man Of Steel and the recent Dark Knight V Hopeman films as an example.

On the other hand, when I couldn't possibly care less about a character, like Doctor Strange here, the film version will look like the comic book character come to life.

Please understand that I don't dislike Doctor Strange. I've just never been a fan of him, and have no feelings about the character one way or the other. Which is why his movie will be completely faithful to the source.

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