Movie Night: Dr. Strange
November 5, 2016 Leave a comment
Tagline: The impossibilities are endless.
IMBD Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1211837
Synopsis: 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, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Written by Marvel
One thing I will say for Marvel, they know how to do movies (excluding The Hulk. Please Marvel, don’t make any more Hulk movies), and Dr. Strange fits right in with the latest big budget adaptation of the comic.
One of the things I liked about this movie was the characters quick acceptance of the metaphysical world. There was no long, drawn out inner conflict of what he believes to be true, or brooding acceptance until something bad happens. Dr. Strange accepts almost immediately what is going on around him, allowing the story to move forward without being hung up on personal beliefs. Also, there is no romance; not with the ex-lover or the main female lead. There is a small spark, but that’s as far as it goes. Again, refreshing. Speaking of female lead, Tilda Swinton is incredible in this movie. Not once did her character succumb to the ‘I’m just a weak female who needs a man to fix this’ bullshit. Her character was strong in every sense of the word without being condescending when the truth about her was revealed.
This movie is a wonderful addition to the ongoing Marvel story arcs, and I’m pretty sure we’ll be seeing more of Dr. Strange in the future (Ragnarok anyone?).
5 out of 5.