Monday, February 6, 2017

Doctor Strange (2016)

Director: Scott Derrickson

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Benjamin Bratt

Marvel's "Doctor Strange" is the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

This movie receive a lot of negative press and reviews, because it was not enough or the script was not good enough. Just look back at the first of all of the Marvel character movie, and the first one was the worst in most eyes. It is because it is more of a meet and greet. You are just finding out how they are going to begin this character to film. The first movie may not be the best, you have to start somewhere.

I thought that the movie was great. There were a few problems with the script. like the introduction to modern music. That was not needed at all. That one little piece of the script keeps the movie from being timeless, like it should be. That was a complaint that I could understand, but that was all to me that I saw. I found the story well written. It was a bit complex without being over people's head. The story was not confusing, but I could see where some people would have problems with the story.

The special effects for the movie are wonderful. The scenes of a car crash makes you cringe with pain and fright. It looks horrible. The magic that is being created in the movie is exciting and fiery. The best and most amazing are the building spinning and turning while people are walking on them. You will see. I know the trick has been done in another movie, but is looks better in this movie.

The cast was the best part of the whole movie. When they announced that Benedict Cumberbatch was going to play the role, I had no problem with that at all. He looks the part better than any other actor. It was a perfect match. That is just my opinion, but I thought he did a great job in the role. I was impressed. The next best part was the casting of Tilda Swinton. She was amazing in the movie. The way she speaks with a calmness in her voice where it is so soothing that you could almost fall asleep. 
I was so glad and shocked to see her in this movie. She just is not used in big budget movies at all. She is one of the best actress out there. The rest of the cast was great in the movie. These two are the ones that really stood out to me, and their performances were brilliant.


This is a great movie, especially if you are a fan of Doctor Strange. I think that they did a great job of bringing this character to life in film. This is a movie to add to your collection. It is well worth several times over and over. Enjoy.

Doctor Strange (2016) Trailer

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