These are good numbers: “Doctor Strange and his questionably effective book of spells has summoned a blockbuster $185 million at North American movie theaters over the weekend, reaffirming the box office dominance of Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe after a shakier, pandemic-battered year for the sprawling franchise.” They’re also going to be annoying numbers for some, because there is already a vocal contingent online who are upset in various ways about DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS.
On the one hand, I watched the last one in 3D, because I figured it’d be trippy (and I was right). On the other hand, I hear that this DOCTOR STRANGE is less trippy and more weird. And on the gripping hand… the theater I usually go to doesn’t really have a 3D option, and the closest theater that does isn’t a really good theater.
I still have time to think about it, at least; I’m not going to see it until the weekend.
In a recent interview with Empire, Feige explained how Raimi’s name ended up on the list of directors: “Our executive producer, Eric Carroll, and Richie Palmer were calling around to see who was interested, and Sam’s agent said, ‘What about Sam Raimi?’ We thought, ‘That would be incredible, but there’s no chance of that.’ But he wanted to come in and meet. And in the first meeting, it was amazing to reconnect with him, and see his enthusiasm to jump back into this world.”
Kevin. Bubbeleh. What did you think Sam was gonna do, not take your call?