Saturday, November 5, 2016

Marvel's Doctor Strange

While we are having some Marvel hangovers after last summer's Civil War and while we're still waiting for more Marvel films coming next year, including a new Thor film with Hulk in it, another Marvel superhero steps into the big screen and this one could be your newest favorite because...it's got a good looking guy in an accent playing the role of a powerful sorcerer who will be humanity's last hope against evildoers.

Doctor Strange

Marvel's Doctor Strange centers on a brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon named Stephen Strange, played by Sherlock's  Benedict Cumberbatch, whose career is destroyed after a fatal accident. Following his accident, he travels to Nepal until he encounters The Ancient One, played by Tilda Swinton, the Sorcerer Supreme of the Earth who will lead him to an extraordinary life of becoming a powerful sorcerer who can save the world against evil zealots and other-dimensional beings as he engulfs on a magical war to decide the fate of the world.

The first half of the movie is pretty much regular like all superhero flicks discovering their origins but by the time this movie progresses, it's becoming as mind blowing as a disaster flick because of the scenes where everything is starting to crumble. Sure is traumatic even by sci-fi standards and by the fact that they're computer-generated, but because this is Benedict Cumberbatch we're talking about, his role of being a superhero is very unheard of by Marvel standards. We were getting accustomed by British celebs playing villains, even in Marvel movies, but for a British guy playing the hero in this film, that's very unique and as long as there's anyone getting hooked on him more than focusing on how the story unfolds.

Getting your eyes glued to this latest Marvel flick and Doctor Strange really is an attention-grabbing flick that doesn't care about its flaws as long as fans of Benedict Cumberbatch can see how his superhero role works in the same way as being a detective in a TV show and this movie, which has bits that can blow their heads off, is a clear example why we want to go to the movies.

My rating: 3.9 out of 5.

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