Doctor Strange T-Shirts: The Sorcerer Supreme
It has been far too long since I last posted anything. Been a busy bee doing so many other things and then got sidelined with a terrible neck pain. And how could I possibly follow up speculations on the heaviest ever episode of The Walking Dead that had been about to premiere in the upcoming season? Well, I wrote my thoughts down (through shock and tears) after watching "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be," but still haven't posted them, and I'm sure I'm going to have a few words for tonight's finale, "Hearts Still Beating." But not just yet.
So, what to do? What to do? I have so many tweetcap drafts I haven't posted of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (again), The Blacklist, and Supernatural. I'm just not in the right mood, nor do I have the time. But I know now. The answer came to me last night. My answer to blogger's block, or when I only have a few minutes, is always to talk about a t-shirt and the thing that inspired it. So, following the lastest TWD posts is the polar opposite: a more lighthearted, epic, fantastical escape into a brand-new Marvel movie with the character I most recently fell in love with.
I adore Marvel movies, much more than the D.C. ones. I'm not including the shows. I love Flash and Arrow; Legends of Tomorrow's second season is much improved; and I may eventually watch Supergirl, because I liked Benoist in the recent crossover. But the movie part of D.C. needs to get a Marvel-like plan in place and learn that a little humor is not an enemy but rather endearing. Not impressed with anything but the Nolan Batmans (Batmen?) and a few isolated performances, like Affleck in Dawn of Justice. Generally, though, the acting and story are only serviceable, even with a high caliber cast. But with Marvel, I'm just about always impressed and entertained. The writing, the directing, the spectacle, the personalities and motivations and struggles of the characters, the caliber of actors and the commitment they have, putting their hearts into their performances, is just fantastic.
And that's why I needed to see Doctor Strange again. I went for only the second time last night. I would have seen it half a dozen times already if I could. The only time I ever went more than twice to the theater for one movie was The Dark Knight, because my family and I were obsessed with Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker. But like any Marvel movie, especially Iron Man, I can see myself easily becoming obsessed with Doctor Strange, too. How could I not with Benedict Cumberbatch and Mads Mikkelsen, both amazing actors, emotionally invested rather than phoning it in, in another beautifully done Marvel movie?
Sadly, I haven't had the chance to do a tweetcap about Doctor Strange yet. I basically wrote one for the @IHeartCoulson from @AcrossAirwaves, because she wanted to know what I thought, but I haven't posted it here. Hopefully, I'll do that before it's out of the theater. I would do it today, but I'm going to Yankee Candle with my family and then to our new favorite restaurant. It's been a great weekend.
It's funny, we were going to go to Fantastic Beasts instead of Doctor Strange, but "someone" (my brother) messed up the times. My other brother hadn't seen Doctor Strange yet. (WHAT?!!!) I insisted he couldn't miss it, and I very much wanted to see it again, so we all decided to see it again. It really irks me, though, that I thought we were seeing Fantastic Beasts, so I didn't wear my brand new Doctor Strange tee. *grumble*sigh*headdesk*
Here it is. This is the one, which I'm wearing right now. The best I've seen for far. I passed it up before I saw the movie, then instantly regretted it. I then bought it at a higher price, thankful that it was still available.
I'm sure that's just the first of many. Well, I would like it to be many, but I'm running out of space for new tees, so more like the first of a few. But those few will be the best, like these...