ByWilliam C. Jackson, writer at
William C. Jackson

Dear Marvel and Disney, Please understand that I am a very devout movie-going fan of both of your movie genres. The X-Men were my first Marvel love, and The Little Mermaid back in 1986 was my first Disney Love, but I am not here to talk about the past. I am here to talk of the future. A specific destiny in the future known as Doctor Strange, The Movie.

Now, I have watched the animated movie, and I love it. I watch it on Netflix all the time because all my DVD & Blurays are in storage. *Grumbles* I digress... Doctor Strange is the Sorcerer Supreme, not the Metaphysicist Supreme. You can't add veggies and mushrooms to this pepperoni pizza and call it a supreme, sorry this isn't just going to work for me. Of course, Joss Whedon is awesome sauce of movie magic, from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, to Angel, to Firefly, to the Avengers, Joss Whedon is awesome that we don't know how to truly express in words, BUT there is an elephant in the room, a bone to be picked with you...

There is this concept known as "Disney Magic..." "magic" not science, "magic." You know, like that moment in Thor 2: The Dark World when Loki successfully navigates himself and his brother and Jane Foster to Niflheim and as the boat bursts through the portal he goes, "Ta daaaaa!!!!" and the crowd goes ROFLMAO!!!!

Now, the flattery kissery aside, let's get back to magic. Sorcery works off of using force and elemental energies in a non scientific manner either spirit or mystical energy or eldritch energy. Another way of putting it is the mystical art of manifesting will into physical reality. Granted, you could explain that away as "psychokinesis..." But, that is not magic. Science, Spirit, and "Magic" work off of similar mystical practices or arts, but the energies that fuel them are not elementally the same, but acknowledged they are metaphysically entwined. This "Doctor Strange" not "Doctor Who," after all.

Now, Thor, Asgardians, and his fellow inhabitants of the Nine Realms are supposed to be masters of magic. However, when you compare Loki from Cartoon to Live Action the performance of Tom Hiddleston is more magical than the tricks performed by his character Loki in both Thor Movies. So, it is my supreme behest that both you (Disney and Marvel) really get this magical and supernal sorcery ready for the big screen. It has been easy so far to dismiss the Asgardians lack of hocus pocus to inifinitely superior sciences and metaphysics, but the Sorcerer Supreme doth not use technology... Nay, I say to thee, and be not a villain!!! For, he whose sorcery reigns supreme doth not need trinkets the likes of which Tony Stark uses in order to conjure marvels and wonders!

Which brings me to my final critique, I apologize for not being respectful nor meek. Now that the Scarlet Witch is for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, confirmed. How willist thou keep from making magic spurned? Willist thou explain her talents away like a mutant X-Gene? But, so far in Avengers Movies mutants outside the presence of The Hulk remain unseen. So far your efforts have proved expertly well, but can you avoid this resounding knell? Science is science, rigid and narrow. It requires empirical facts and data straight like a Hawkeye arrow. But, magic is mystical, free and unbound. All it requires is will, faith, and metaphysical sympathy to be bound. So, I hope that my point is clear. Doctor Strange needs more hocus pocus, and less of the scientific focus, focus.

If my words have offended,

Think but this and all is mended,

That you have merely read here

While these suggestions did appear.

That this weak and idle theme,

Is no more yielding than a dream,

Gentles, do not reprehend:

If you pardon, I will mend.

And, as I am an honest and jovial Will,

If you have learned then we’re in luck to fit the bill

Now to 'scape Loki’s silver tongue,

We will make a movie great and long;

Else the Will a liar call:

So, good night unto you all.

Give me your hands, if we be friends,

And William shall restore amends.


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