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Once you introduce the ability to travel through time into a movie, you always run the risk of undercutting what preceded it. Doctor Strange just about managed to get away with this, thanks in part to the humorous way that the Master of the Mystic Arts repeatedly travelled to the Dark Dimension. Of course, that doesn't mean that the film itself is above a good ol' fashion ribbing for its use of time travel, and a new video from How It Should Have Ended has done just that. You can take a look at the How It Should Have Ended installment poking fun at Doctor Strange below.
There's a good chance that the team over at How It Should Have Ended have just ruined Doctor Strange for me forever. But that's just the risk you run when you're dabbling in the mystical arts and allow your characters to travel from one part of the globe to the next with the use of a magic ring. To be fair to Doctor Strange, though, it'll definitely stand up to repeat viewings just because of Benedict Wong's performance.
Still, there's no denying the fact that Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) and his cronies made it needlessly difficult for themselves throughout Doctor Strange. As the above video proves, all they really needed to do was just use their sling rings to sneakily delve into Kamar-Taj's library to steal the pages they needed. Plus, while they were there, they could have just taken the Infinity Stone, too.
Also, How It Should Have Ended rightfully points out that Doctor Strange should have come to an end much earlier than that. That's because, considering he's regarded as one of the most acclaimed surgeons on Earth, Stephen Strange still isn't smart enough to realize that talking on his phone while driving on a windy, mountainous road in treacherous conditions clearly wasn't a smart idea. Especially since he loves his hands so damn much.
When it comes to how Doctor Strange actually concluded, How It Should Have Ended suggests that Strange's flirtation with the time-loop, and the lack of immediate consequences, probably didn't stop with his interaction with Dormammu. In fact, considering the raging ego and arrogance that Strange showcased right at the start of the film, he probably used it to resurrect the Ancient One, fix London, his hands and maybe even Quicksilver and the people of Sokovia from Avengers: Age Of Ultron. That tool could become very useful when Marvel decided to reboot their Cinematic Universe down the line.
Those of you that feel a little dirty for laughing at Doctor Strange's discrepancies can make amends by watching the Sanctum battle scene to make yourself feel better.
We've still yet to receive confirmation that we will actually get a Doctor Strange sequel, but since it grossed $664.6 million at the box office, it's really just a formality.