DOCTOR STRANGE (2016 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

Doctor Strange contains great imaginative concepts such as the ability to use the astral dimensions, destroy or manipulate the three guarded sanctums that protect earth, bend time through the use of an infinity stone, and create infinite time loops. But special effect scenes such as the scene where buildings bend over themselves create a ho-hum feeling because they’ve been used years before as in the Christopher Nolan/Leonardo DiCaprio Inception film. While that effect was a WOW! in Inception due to its novelty and high quality, it didn’t work for this movie not only for its lack of novelty, but due to its poor quality in execution. Expect a sequel due to its box office success and its Marvel Comic status. Benedict Cumberbatch is an excellent choice for the character Dr. Strange.

Storyline

Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) seeks help from sorcerers and ancient wisdom to regain the use of his hands after serious injury prevents him from pursuing his occupation of neurosurgery.

Additional Thanks


Thank you to Director Scott Derrickson for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Louis D’Esposito, Stan Lee, and Charles Newirth for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams), Wong (Benedict Wong), Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen), The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), Dr. Nicodemus West (Michael Stuhlbarg), and Jonathan Pangborn (Benjamin Bratt).


Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This is watchable if for no other reason than its great concept and the fact that it brings to life yet another Marvel Comic character.

Ben Meyers

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