I read Dr. strange comics as a kid, but they were often the comic of last resort (nothing else on the rack or unread everything else already). But man does his character and storylines transfer to the big screen in a big way. This movie was fantastic. I thought I wouldn’t like the multiverse being introduced in general but it’s been great thus far.
This. If it wasn't before it should be blatantly obvious how vastly superior Marvel's approach was verses DC. DC has been happy with disjointed unconnected properties between TV and film forever. Marvel didn't want to take that approach. Marvel was about "world building". It was a stroke of genius by Feige. They wanted everything to play out like a set of novels making fans want to know what happens next. Marvel has dominated the box office and this run has lasted longer than I think ANYBODY thought possible.What Marvel has done is truly astonishing. Dr. Strange is a relatively fringe character who didn’t get introduced until they went thru, what… 12 other Superheroes… and now his sequel isn’t just going to beat what DC’s new Batman did opening weekend at the box office… it’s going to DESTROY IT with totals of 195 million to 134 million.
Batman was THE single biggest ticket at the box office during the Burton and Nolan runs. His movies were EVENTS. Maybe the next one will be big after a table setter of the first movie, but man… I’ve seen so many mixed reactions.
Beating Batman to a pulp speaks of just how much Marvel absolutely DOMINATES all Pop-culture at this point. And it’s not about any one character… it’s about the larger tapestry and world they’ve built where they make you feel like if you miss one movie, you might be totally out of the loop for whatever comes next. I mean… 28 freaking movies so far. And not running out of gas any time soon at the box office.
Feige is a damn living legend as a producer at this point, ASFAIC.