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First Doctor Strange Trailer is a Weird One

The first trailer for Doctor Strange arrived on our Internet last night, and it gets pretty trippy.

I think I like it. The trailer doesn’t dampen my interest in the movie at all, but it might be a little too trippy for my tastes. We’ll see! The important thing is that this is going to be a great year for movies.

What did you henchies think? Let me know in the comments!

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About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on April 13, 2016, in Marvel, Movies and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. It is a good if brief start for introducing Marvel film fans to possibly the most challenging and psychedelic superheros of their comics. I was not at first totally sure about Cumberbatch, but with this first trailer it is looking very good. The effects have to be just right to adapt the cosmic imagery of his comicbook, and this looks good. Then we also have Tilda, great as usual.

  2. I found the trailer kinda meh. Didn’t do much for me.

    But I was already skipping this movie. Dr. Strange’s origin story has elements of cultural appropriation that annoy me. And then they cast The Whitest Person Ever as the Ancient One, and that guaranteed I was out. Whitewashing? In 20-frigging-16? Really, Marvel? Yeah, this post can go to hell. I genuinely do not care how Swinton does in the role, it is not a role that ever should have been given to her. The ONLY way a white Ancient One would’ve been acceptable would have been with an Asian-American Dr. Strange.

    But, of course, that’s not an option. A movie where a Chinese-American who’d previously rejected his heritage, but goes to China and reconnects with that heritage, and becomes a more fulfilled person as a result? Who could POSSIBLY want to watch that? No, it’s way better to do another movie of a white guy being inspired by an “exotic” culture so he can become The Best Hero. I mean, we only have a few thousand stories of that sort, we need more!

    And of course, this movie also shows that the best way to avoid stereotypes is with whitewashing. Don’t write a character in a way that makes them complex and nuanced and avoids the stereotypes; nope, just cast a white person. Oh, but leave an Asian in another role that’s still promoting a harmful stereotype, but give that actor way less attention. In fact, don’t include the character in the trailer at all. Because when you’ve already been criticized for whitewashing a character, the last thing you want to do is show the one Asian guy you did include in the movie. Oh, but make sure to prove your dedication to diversity by giving a glimpse of the black guy. Because non-white people are all interchangeable, right?

    Seriously. Screw this movie.

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