Doctor Strange

Hey, guys!
We’re already getting close to the end of the MCU review marathon. However, before Endgame, Marvel has a new superhero to introduce. Let’s meet Dr. Strange…

The Plot:

The vain neurosurgeon Stephen Strange’s life is in pieces. Following a car accident, he suffers from severe injuries in his hands, leaving him unable to operate. Strange is not the kind of man who gives up easily. Grasping at each straw he finds himself in Kathmandu talking to the Ancient One about astral planes and other dimensions…

The Rating:

Benedict Cumberbatch is an amazing actor and I enjoyed his performance as Sherlock thoroughly. Naturally, I was quite excited about this film.

The beginning actually had me intrigued. The accident, his characters struggle, I had hopes up for where this might be going.
However, once he started the whole thing in Kathmandu, the film lost me. The story just wasn’t that gripping anymore and I really couldn’t be bothered to care.

While the film is visually stunning, the story lacks something. The CGI effects are breath-taking and, to be honest, it’s worth checking out the film for that alone. But in terms of plot? Sorry, there are lots of other Marvel movies that were far more entertaining.
Even the impressive list of cast members did little to help the film. I just didn’t really care for any of the characters or even for the drama that was going on.

I don’t mean to sound all that negative, I didn’t hate the film. It’s just that I had expected and wanted to like it but it’s just not that good. It’s a decent film, but I wouldn’t watch it a second time. Not even for Benedict Cumberbatch.

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7 thoughts on “Doctor Strange

  1. I actually liked this film. It is so far, the weakest film of the Phase 3 era yet it was still intriguing as well as being funny and has some great visuals. Notably in the usage of psychedelic-inspired imagery and I was floored when they used Pink Floyd’s “Interstellar Overdrive” and on a movie like that which is rare as Floyd’s music pre-Dark Side is never used often in film.

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