The White Washing of the Ancient One – Doctor Strange’s Biggest Failure

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Doctor Strange has become a blockbuster, pulling in over $332 million on opening weekend and becoming the top IMAX opening on record. Reviews have been positive with high praises for its visuals and mystical themes that set it apart from other Marvel movies. Even the cast, despite its controversy, has been hailed for their performances.

We’re not here to discuss the positive reviews (again), however, but instead the controversy. Don’t get me wrong; I liked the movie! As an avid Doctor Strange fan, I’ve followed the character from its origins in Strange Tales #110 in 1963. I’ve watched him move from 60s mysticism (and Orientalism) to 70s Lovecraftian villains; from the street mysteries in the 80s to his low points during the 90s . Although I have low standards in movies, this was one of my “sacred cows, ” and I approached it with trepidation. I…

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