When it comes to 3D in movies, you typically either love it or hate it. But, regardless of your preference, it sounds like it might be worth taking the plunge for Doctor Strange.
Why? Because of that wicked, Inception-esque visual effects work we’ve already glimpsed in the early trailers. From entire cityscapes folding together to magical portals and powers, this looks to be one of the most ambitious visual efforts yet from the studio. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige chatted with Collider about the project, and said they’re really working to use the 3D to tell the story of that mind-blowing magic.
Check out an excerpt from his comments below and let us know what you think:
“Some people look at 3D like a tool, like Atmos or IMAX, it’s a storytelling tool. And sometimes it can feel like ‘Oh, that tool was simply put on that movie so they could charge $8 more. And I think that’s where you get reactions like ‘Oh, c’mon.’ There are other movies like Guardians [of the Galaxy] and Doctor Strange, that will be utterly enhanced in 3D. There are sequences of the film that 3D is actually necessary to tell the dimensional story that is happening, through visuals. And we’re now finding ourselves in VFX reviews going, ‘Okay we know this is perfect for 3D, this is built for 3D, but the stories gotta work in 2D so how do we adjust it so it still works in 2D?’ But the 3D is going to be amazing.”
Doctor Strange is set to open Nov. 4.