Marvel’s Doctor Strange is now in theatres, marking the 14th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first in a hopeful new franchise. With the title character, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, already confirmed to make a return in The Avengers: Infinity War, let’s hope he audience is happy and satisfied with the current movie to hope for more.
Doctor Strange is exceptionally good in imagination as well as the use of technology. Some of the characteristics of the leading character Stephen strange remind us of the highly mighty Tony Stark. Benedict cumberbatch has been perfectly cast in the origin story of doctor strange, a successful neurosurgeon with an ego and charisma to match.
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2. To the point story:
Due to a brutal car crash, Strange cripples his hands and that takes away his source of livelihood, Strange undergoes every possible procedure in a desperate attempt to regain the use of his hands — but to no good. After learning of the “miraculous” recovery of paralysis victim Jonathan Pangborn (Benjamin Bratt), Strange journeys to Tibet in search of the mysterious temple of Kamar-Taj. He is picked up off the street by Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a long-time student of the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), the latter of whom teaches Strange to harness energy from the multiverse in order to “make magic.”
3. Untold details:
The movie does not go into details of how long it took strange to gain his “powers” which cinematographically works better as it gives an element of mysteriousness but for the fans who need every tiny detail, it leaves them high and dry wondering and making up their own theories.
Though at first Strange uses these mystic arts for selfish purposes, he is soon presented with the role of the “Earth’ssorcerers”. With the 3D effects, you don’t merely watch Doctor Stranger’s astral projection trip through the dazzling interdimensional cosmos — you experience it.
It has also been observed in most of the marvel movies that the hero happens to be his own worst villain. Doctor strange without any of its extremes tells a very down to earth tale that when all else fails, we all go and search for magic. In its complexity, Stephen Strange did the same. Strange’s gaining new mystical power marks his journey towards humility.
Up to this point, the movie has lived up to the viewers’ expectations in terms of story as well as technology.