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DOCTOR STRANGE (2016): Good Movie…

Doctor Strange (2016), Benedict Cumberbatch, Marvel Studios
Doctor Strange (2016), Benedict Cumberbatch, Marvel Studios

‘Fun’ and ‘good’ are the words for Doctor Strange; Marvel’s story of a brilliant neurosurgeon who’s drawn into the mystic arts while seeking physical and spiritual healing.

Starring the well-voiced Benedict Cumberbatch, director Scott Derrickson’s film is definitely a superhero movie. And as someone who was in the midst of superhero movie fatigue at time of release, I’m happy to say that the film’s different class of weaponry / enemy really worked to make the experience that little bit different and certainly more interesting.

I don’t know how great a thing this is but the impressive visual effects in Doctor Strange kind of kept my beloved Inception (2010) at front-of-mind, at least half the time. In fact, I couldn’t help but wonder about how much more amazing I’d find Marvel’s move if I hadn’t seen much of the style of effects first in Christopher Nolan’s Inception.

Arresting visuals aside though, the execution of the growth of Strange’s character from beginning to end; that – particularly how satisfying it was to watch the growth because he needed it is my favourite thing about Derrickson’s movie.

I absolutely took some time aside to fantasise about personally having Strange’s abilities… without the suffering that came before, of course.

Watch it if you haven’y already. It’s worthy.

Happy Film Loving


DOCTOR STRANGE (2016): New Trailer From Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams & Tilda Swinton

Doctor Strange (2016), Benedict Cumberbatch
Doctor Strange (2016), Benedict Cumberbatch

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Doctor Strange (2016)

It may not look like it at first and second glance, (at least not to me) but Doctor Strange, the latest movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams and Tilda Swinton is part of  the Marvel universe…

Teaser Trailer

Trailer 2

Even though I’m over the ‘saving the world’ storyline synonymous with Marvel’s movies. I’m open to finding out how Doctor Strange will do the same thing but hopefully somehow – maybe in a new way, differently. Hmmmmm…

Some of the footage in this trailer has brought Inception (2010) to my mind. However I do know that this is unlikely to be much like that.

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen and Benedict Wong also star.

Doctor Strange Release Dates: October 28th, 2016 (UK); November 4th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂