I remember this movie came to my attention after it got good reviews a few years ago at the Toronto International Film Festival. I had read the Henry James book shortly after finding out about this adaptation (see book review) and thought it was interesting that they had adapted it and set it in the modern day. Took a while but I finally checked it out 🙂
Okay, I admit, I thought it was curious that Marvel Movies chose Doctor Strange as one of their standalone movie adaptations in Phase 3 but my curiosity and excitement did pique when the first trailer dropped. Like any other television or movie it did take me sometime to get around to watching it but at last I did get around to watching this movie (yay!). Contains spoilers if you haven’t seen the movie, or know much about the comic book series!
Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
Imagine my absolute delight when I learned that they were finally releasing a proper blu-ray release of this movie to North America with dubs and everything (not that I’ve watched Studio Ghibli movies dubbed…maybe only a couple…and that was with my family…). It always baffled me why they didn’t release this movie as it looked interesting…well, it looked like something I’d definitely check out.