If you’re sitting there wondering if you should spend the money to watch Doctor Strange, the latest Marvel installment, the answer is absolutely YES.
Of course I would never have missed out on the chance of seeing the marriage of three of my favourite things – Benedict Cumberbatch, a Marvel movie, and magic. But I was pleasantly surprised when a fourth favourite popped up in there – Inception. Okay, maybe not Inception, exactly, but the amazing special effects sure felt like it! This has the best visuals in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far.
Obviously that makes this my favourite Marvel movie ever… probably.
It retains the classic Marvel magic (pun intended) formula of mixing awesome actions scenes with hilarious one-liners, and even though the pacing seemed unbelievable, overall, the plot was entertaining.
There are two after credits scenes, and they are both a must watch, so sit tight after the show.
Now if you haven’t seen the movie yet, that’s all I have for you. Bye bye, I need to discuss spoilery details now.
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Although comic book fans hated that they cast a woman in the role of the Ancient One, who is apparently male in the comics, I think it worked out well for that scene when he is surprised that she wasn’t just some tea server. It made it more difficult for him to dial down his arrogance.
The most hilarious moments:
✳️ The Beyonce gag
✳️ The cloak pulling him in the other direction as he tried to get the axe
✳️ The cloak beating the crap out of that one villain
✳️ Christine trying to operate on Stephen while he was fighting in another dimension
✳️ “Dormammu, I’ve come to bargain.”
Kaecilius: You’ll die defending this world, Mister…
Dr. Stephen Strange: Doctor!
Kaecilius: Mister Doctor?
Dr. Stephen Strange: It’s Strange!
Kaecilius: Maybe, who am I to judge?
Dr. Stephen Strange: [after Mordo hands him a card] What’s this? My mantra?
Baron Mordo: It’s the wi-fi password. We’re not savages.
Ratings: 90%·Rotten Tomatoes | 8/10·IMDb