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Idea for a movie
james_nicoll
Unable to surmount a career-ending injury, a Taoist sorcerer moves from Hong Kong to Boston, where he masters engineering in six weeks.

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Yeah the stupidly compressed timeline annoyed me too. Just set his accident in the early 2000s, Marvel.

There's a bit of a hint about the time it took if you look at his hair - there's more and more gray hair at the temples as the movie progresses. It *could* be years.

Oh dear. I haven't seen it yet. That does not bode well.

Fortunately, he finds an Asian engineering master in Watertown to teach him.

Said Asian is played by Matt Damon.

Neurosurgery takes slightly longer; say, eight weeks.

It's not rocket surgery.

*sporfle* Oddly, I enjoyed the Doctor Strange comic back in the 1980s, probably when I was too young to know any better. I really don't want to see the movie.

Well, the first thing they teach in Training Montage 101 is how to build a time machine. Most don't have the knack for it, and and have to keep learning the slow way...

"Never underestimate the strategic value of a good Training Scene Montage"

http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0391.html

Yeah, that'd be a kickass movie.

It lacks the important ethnic charge, but, astoundingly dumb movie Armageddon has as part of its setup the idea that sure, you can train oil rig operators to be astronauts in like two days tops.

Well, to be fair, they didn't need to be good enough astronauts to come back in one piece, they just needed them to be good enough to survive to deliver the nukes. :)


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