In last year’s Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix, Lauren Graham’s character makes a biting criticism about the most popular superhero film franchises.
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While talking about her daughter’s forgettable boyfriend, Lorelai Gilmore says “He’s like a superhero, but his power is you can’t remember him no matter how much time you spend with him. Kind of like every Marvel movie ever.”
Ouch. But not entirely true, especially when they rehash the same plot points over and over again.
Which is the exact point Screen Junkies make in their latest Honest Trailer, skewering ComicBook.com users' 7th Best Film Doctor Strange as it finally hits home releases.
The clip does a convincing side-by-side comparison of the Sorcerer Supreme’s feature film debut with the original Marvel Studios classic Iron Man, making the case that the movie is a simple rehash all the way to the point of starring a former Sherlock Holmes.
It also hilariously points out the ridiculous amounts of medical and magical jargon the film employs, how the film saves money by repeating one scene over and over and over, and how Chiwetel Ejiofor’s character Baron Mordo only exists for plot expositions.
But despite all of the criticisms and the fact that Marvel seems to stick to their formula, Doctor Strange is still a very entertaining film. Honest Trailers is just doing what it always does: highlighting a film’s flaws to hilarious degree.
Did you enjoy the film? Most of our users did, rating it 82.30/100 on ComicBook.com's Movie Database. Add your rating to Doctor Strange below!
Doctor Strange is out on Blu-Ray and DVD today.
From Marvel comes DOCTOR STRANGE, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place – a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange – armed with newly acquired magical powers – is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence. Join Strange on his dangerous, mystifying, and totally mind-bending journey.
The cast features Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Into Darkness, The Imitation Game), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale), and Tilda Swinton (The Grand Budapest Hotel).