Director: Scott Derrickson
Writers: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko (based on the comic book by), Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 4 November 2016 (USA)
A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
Review: KatieAs a fan of all things Marvel I 100% went into this film with very high expectations. I'm not a fan who just loves unconditionally all things the mega comic machine can crank out. No way. So when it comes to this stuff, I want only the best of the best, sir! (Men in Black quote right there)
Dr Strange hits on just about every damn thing I want to experience in a comic book movie. A character you can root for, bad guys that make you say dammmmmm!, wicked cool action, badass chicks fighting, CGI effects that will blow your hair back and comedy when you least expect it. Bam. Dinner served.
Plus, this film isn't even about big ole muscles and long locks of golden hair on shirtless toned up men.....sorry I was drooling for a wee moment there. Point is, this movie is about spiritual powers and magic spells. It's something anyone can do no matter age, race or impairment. I loved that!
Sharon is going to mention sticking around for all the credits to end and I'm just going to reinforce that. STICK AROUND.
Getting 4 and 1/2 'what the hell is in this tea?' Sheep
Review: SharonI've never read the Doctor Strange comics so I went in with no expectations, but for some reason it didn't look like it would be on the same level, action wise, as previous Marvel movies. I was pleasantly surprised. I had no idea about the cloak of levitation...I think it was my favorite character. If you are a superhero action movie junkie (raises hand) then you will enjoy this. And even if you don't...have you seen Benedict Cumberbatch? He can play doctor with me any day!
Be sure to stick around for all the credits! There are two post credit scenes. A humorous one for Infinity Wars? Maybe. And one for Doctor Strange 2.
4.25 "Strange" Sheep