Strange Days

A work colleague sent me the following link in the misguided belief that I follow the escapades of comic book heroes. 1 I don’t, of course, being far too old for that sort of thing.

However I did take a look at the clip, if only to have some idea about what everyone else will soon be hyperventilating over. My thoughts?

Meh – the casting of Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One to train Doctor Who Strange in the mystical and martial arts seems inspired. 2 But at the end of the day it’s still a Batman-with-different-powers comic book, with no overarching thematic relevancy to one’s day-to-day life and therefore as dismissible.

Take Who’s Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum in New York. Who would believe Doctor Who Strange would live there? Everyone knows that’s where Chris Christie has hidden himself after ruining his political career; good luck getting that fat fuck out of there.

It’s almost enough to make me sorry for Wong. 3

Strange Days

Show 3 footnotes

  1. Though I did make an exception for Lucy (despite the weakness of the script and a lack of directorial follow-though), given that Scarlett Johansson was an anti-hero, of sorts. As well as being, you know, hot.
  2. Although this casting Swinton as every non-gendered-person-in-the-Universe is getting a bit long in the tooth. Someone needs to put her in a flowery dress and have her mooning over a lover as she traipses about in a meadow.
  3. Almost…but not quite.

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