Spindrift: My Thoughts on Doctor Strange (and Marvel Comedy)

Doctor Strange was a movie I was looking forward to just because of how different it was from other Marvel movies. Sadly, I found that it felt similar to many other Marvel movies in its weak villain and moment ruining comedy. I’ve said it many times before and I’ll say it again, marvel comedy, for the most part, is one of the reasons I can’t connect to Marvel movies like I can DC. Marvel seems to choose family friendly moments more than serious emotional scenes. Every time something even remotely serious happens the moment is ruined with a flat joke that feels recycled from past marvel movies. I just don’t get the appeal of marvel comedy.

There were some cool conversations about life and immortality, and other interesting questions, but overall the movie just felt like it was walking the same steps as previous Marvel movies. Ironically this was the movie that I thought would break this trend. Luckily though the movie is saved by great visual effects and great acting. I look forward to seeing Dr. Strange interact with other Marvel heroes. If anything, Doctor Strange supplies the Russo brothers with one more character to play with in Avengers: Infinity War. It’s not a bad movie, just not above average.

It’s possible that I’m judging this harder than other Marvel movies, but after 13 attempts, I feel like they should’ve gotten this right. Thanks for reading.