While I would easily classify myself as a dork, I’ve never been the comic book nerd. But when Marvel started releasing their live action movies a few years back I was instantly hooked. I’ve gone to some of the movies without knowing anything about the characters or the back story at all and instantly fell in love (hello, Guardians of the Galaxy). But when I received the invite to head to Los Angeles to screen Doctor Strange before the movie’s world premier, and interview the cast I jumped at the chance. I didn’t know much about the story, but knew with a cast like Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Mags Mikklesen and Benedict Wong, it was going to be good.
Like many viewers, I wasn’t familiar with Doctor Strange as a character before the movie was announced. The 1960’s super hero is almost locked in place in time and is a bit obscure when it comes to comic fans. But the character himself comes to life and bring a new element to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’re not just talking characters that have been born with super powers, aliens, gods or even billionaires who create super suits. Instead, we have Doctor Stephen Strange – a brilliant neurosurgeon who has not only lost his ability to practice but everything else he values in his life. On a quest to make his life whole again, Doctor Strange turns to mystics in Nepal to teach him how to control his broken body and mind.
Doctor Strange takes Marvel fans on an adventure that is nothing short of amazing. The movie is a departure from what we’re use to in previous Marvel movies and focuses more on other dimensions, bending of space and moments that were clearly inspired by the 1960’s art and culture. The graphics are stunning and offer viewers a psychedelic and mind bending adventure. There are a couple moments that may be scary for young children, but overall the movie is one that fans of the super hero genre will enjoy.
With music and artwork inspired by the original comic artist Steve Ditko, the movie has a unique feel, and one you’ll want to watch again and again. The action in the movie is in complete 360 as the world bends around the characters. For once we see the powers used in a different way for a super hero, and the movie has a positive message you wouldn’t expect from most super hero films.
I’ll be interested to see where Doctor Strange ends up in the upcoming films, since we know he was referenced in at least 2 different ones in the past. As any good Marvel movie fan knows, stay through the credits – you wont be disappointed! Doctor Strange is in theaters everywhere today! It’s definitely worth seeing in 3D or IMAX since the special effects are beyond any other Marvel movie so far. Follow DOCTOR STRANGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or their official website.
About Doctor Strange:
From Marvel Studios comes “Doctor Strange,” the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place—a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange—armed with newly acquired magical powers—is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.
“Doctor Strange” stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt and Scott Adkins, with Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Scott Derrickson is directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Stephen Broussard, Victoria Alonso, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. Jon Spaihts and Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargill wrote the screenplay. Join Strange on his dangerous, mystifying and totally mind-bending journey when Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange” opens in U.S. theaters on November 4, 2016.
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