The casting of Benedict Cumberbatch seemed a masterstroke and the early set photos set the internet abuzz.
However, the first trailer saw cityscapes folding onto themselves and recalled Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Too close for comfort, one might say.
This new trailer confirms that that is the direction of how magic is portrayed in the MCU and this is disappointing, to say the least.
Perhaps expecting the visual effects to evoke the psychedelic artwork of creator Steve Ditko was too much. But this adaptation of Doctor Strange looks more like scifi than a tale of the mystic arts.
Hopefully, the movie itself will dispel these negative impressions.
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