Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange ★★★★★

"Have you seen that in a gift shop?"

Doctor Strange was a very pleasant surprise. I knew that I liked the character in his comic of late, but that doesn't mean that he would translate well to the big screen. Happily, he did. Very well indeed.

Benedict Cumberbatch is excellent as Dr. Stephen Strange, a very gifted, but also very arrogant, surgeon, who winds up having a brutal car accident and loses the use of his hands. It's only when he's almost given up all hope that he finds the means to fix his hands as well as his soul with the help of The Ancient One, who's played beautifully by Tilda Swinton.

There's so much insanely wonderful stuff to look at in this film. Scott Derrickson does a great job bring the world of Steve Ditko's Doctor Strange to life. I knew that the trailers looked amazing, but I had no idea that Derrickson was going to go so much further than that with it. It's definitely one of the best times that I've had at a Marvel film.

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