TSP2021: What If… Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?

I’ve watched a substantial portion of the Marvel superhero thing, but I’m pretty much over it now (as apparently is the rest of the world). I did not watch this, because I’m just really annoyed by modern animation.

But apparently Tilda Swinton does some voice-over stuff for The Ancient One (reprising her Doctor Strange role), so I guess I have to watch it.

And, yes, this animation is pretty annoying. Bobble-headed figures and very uncanny-looking movements — like if I’m really watching a video game cut scene that’s just been rendered to resemble animation.

Oh, I thought they meant that he… lost his heart. Like Iron Man. But it was just his girlfriend that died.

So euphemism.

I think Swinton just delivered her line.

Didn’t Dr. Strange stop being a surgeon because of the damage to his hands? But he still stopped doing surgeries, just because he’s moping around?

I guess I’m surprised at how boring this Groundhog Day variation is. It’s just so … rote.

There’s repartee and stuff, but it’s all stuff everybody’s heard before. I think ChatGPT would be more original than this.

Why is this 35 minutes long? It’s just incredibly boring.



This is brutally boring. A plot you’ve seen a hundred times before, with no new twists — the only surprising thing is that this is 34 minutes instead of 14.

What If… Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?. Bryan Andrews. 2021.

This post is part of The Tilda Swinton Project.

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