There is less than a month to go before the next movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe hits theaters. Doctor Strange, the long awaited supernatural film, got a short featurette where Benedict Cumberbatch, producer Kevin Feige, and director Scott Derrickson discuss the film and the Special effects that went into the film’s creation. Given that the comic itself was designed to show inter-dimensional travel and supernatural occurrences such as astral projection. According to Deadline, The IMAX release sneak peek hit select theatres in the U.S.A. and Canada last night. The team utilized the latest technology to achieve the effects needed to represent the art from the comics.
Special Effects Versus Story Effect
Although movies derived from comic books and graphic novels have been around since the mid 1900s, the use of special effects have always been minimal, until the inception of technology such as CGI and 3D rendering encouraged further experimentation. A
lso, with the inception of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe, there is a demand for the creators to present the best to their audience. A decade ago the effects in Doctor Strange would not flow as well as they do now. It definitely would intrigue a special effects buff to see what they came up with. However, will it maintain the quality of story that Marvel fans are used to?
Some book to screen adaptations tend to sacrifice a well-flowing story for awesome special effects, leaving the rest of the audience unfulfilled. A recent example being Batman Vs Superman, which had mixed reviews, as it was visually appealing, but some viewers felt the film lacked story depth. While Marvel often on both fronts, Doctor Strange could be seen as a test of their ability to maintain that delicate balance.
Doctor Strange hits theaters on November 4th.
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