Movie Review: Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film produced by Marvel Studios. The fourteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton. With a budget of $165 million, Doctor Strange was met with generally positive reviews. The film is also available in 3D and IMAX 3D.

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Marvel's "Doctor Strange" follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Doctor Strange is of action, adventure, fantasy, and sci-fi genre, which runs for approximately 115 minutes. It's Rated PG-13 in most countries for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence. This is not your typical Marvel movie. If you're expecting for Spider-Man and X-Men-type of cinematography, then you're in for a disappointment. While most Hollywood superhero movies trace their roots in Western culture, Doctor Strange puts Eastern mysticism under the limelight. While its plot is similar to that of other Marvel movies, there is some depth to the concepts presented -- think of Inception...or even the horror movie, Insidious, which involved astral projection. The use of visual effects was commendable as well, not to mention the good casting. Tilda Swinton once again proved to be a great actress. Overall, Doctor Strange is a spectacular film. It's a movie that doesn't stray away from its Marvel roots but different enough from the rest to be interesting and engaging.

RATING: 4 out of 5 STARS

Til then...

xoxo Nash


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