🎞 Kemper 🎥’s review published on Letterboxd:
“We Don't Get To Choose Our Time."
This film was directed by Scott Derrickson and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, and Mads Mikkelsen
I forgot how much I really enjoyed this film, I remember watching it around the time it released but somehow I forgot about 90% of the movie. Benedict Cumberbatch knocked it out of the park with this one, he’s phenomenal as Doctor Strange and lately he’s become one of my favorite reoccurring characters within the MCU. I love how we watch Doctor Steven Strange go from an arrogant pretentious Doctor to the most powerful sorcerer in existence who is willing to risk everything to protect the people of earth. Although I don’t find this film to be one of my favorites from the MCU I still find it really great and entertaining. The special effects are outstanding, the action sequences are like Christopher Nolan’s Inception on crack and I love it. I thought Tilda Swinton was incredible in this, her performance along with most of the rest of the cast really made this movie a fun time.
“Forget Everything You Think You Know."
There’s a lot of really great motivational quotes in this movie and that was one of my favorite aspects of the whole film. I have a few negatives with the movie unfortunately, my first being the relationship between Strange and Rachel McAdams character, I just couldn’t get into her character nor really care for her character at all. Rachel McAdams is a great actress but unfortunately I didn’t really think she pulled it off in this movie, maybe that’s just me but yeah. My other complaint was the villain Kaecilius, once again it’s a case where I think the actor is great but the character wasn’t very fleshed out and I couldn’t really buy into him as an intimidating villain. I really liked Benedict Wong In the film and I’m glad he had more appearances in the MCU after this. The score was solid and the cinematography was really good during most of not all the action sequences.
Overall Doctor Strange is a GREAT film and it was a fantastic addition to the MCU. I can’t wait for the Multiverse of Madness.
“Dormammu, I've Come To Bargain."