It’s here! It’s here! waiting for the day where I could tell you about this film has been like waiting for a baby to be born. I’ve been crazy excited and filled with nerves. I’ve seen every movie in the MARVEL Cinematic Universe and this one has officially blown all of the others out of the water. I KNEW it was going to be great going in because that’s what MARVEL does, but Director Scott Derrickson delivered one of the most trippy movies I’ve seen in a long time.
I’m not usually a fan of 3D because of the whole glasses on glasses thing, but I loved this film so much, that I’m making the family see it in IMAX 3D. It’s an experience that you have to see to believe. Plus, it’s not just about the effects. This is a perfect origin story that stays fairly true to the comics with just a few upgrades. You and your family will have a blast.
*Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” was shot in London, New York, Kathmandu (Nepal) and Hong Kong.
*The Art Department was very important to helping realize the look of the film. At full capacity, it harbored 49 people working in drawing, sculpting, model making by hand, 3D printing and more. Approximately 800 drawings, 3000 concept drawings and 40 set models were created over the course of the film.
*Steve Ditko’s comic book art influenced the environments that were created for the film.
*21 sets were built for the shoot. There were many impressive, practical sets, including the largest set, The Kamar-Taj courtyard and street, which measured 160 ft. by 80 ft.
*Up to 100 people worked in the costume department across prep and shoot.
*The silhouette of the Cloak of Levitation is very important in the Marvel comic book world and the creation of the cloak was the biggest undertaking for Alexandra Byrne’s costume department, utilizing the skills of 20 people to do the task. Because of the different uses during filming, 18 cloaks had to be made.
A neurosurgeon with a destroyed career sets out to repair his hands only to find himself protecting the world from inter-dimensional threats.
***Disclosure: I attended the #DoctorStrangeEvent My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney All opinions are 100% mine. ***