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Return to the Marvel Universe in Doctor Strange

posted Nov 9, 2016, 12:06 PM by Jeffrey Wolf   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 7:44 AM ]


By: Robby Timmler, Staff Writer

Posted November 9th, 2016


Marvel Studios new film Doctor Strange is about neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), who gets into a terrible car accident. Unable to stop his hands from constantly shaking, he loses his career as a neurosurgeon. This causes Stephen to try and do anything to get his hands back, which leads him to an ancient temple in Nepal that houses the Ancient One (played by Tilda Swinton) that has the ability to do magic, as well as teach others magic. The Ancient One is accompanied by her student Mordo (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Head Master/Librarian Wong (played by Benedict Wong) who protects the spell books of The Ancient One. The one threat that Doctor Strange has to face is Kaecilius (played by Mads Mikkelsen) a former student of the Ancient One that got consumed by power, who summons an ancient demon to stop time so he can be with his dead wife, but will kill millions of people in the process. So Doctor Strange, Mordo, and Wong have to stop Kaecilius and save the world.


Doctor Strange is a great addition to the Marvel Universe, with great characters, mind bending action, and amazing visual effects. Doctor Strange brings a new style and tone that makes the movie as fantastic as other Marvel movies, and in some instances, even better than some. The best thing about the film is how the visual effects and the action come together to create these amazing action scenes that are very impressive. The only weakness of the film is the story, which takes a lot of the plot points from Iron Man (2008); an intelligent man suffers through a tragic incident that leads to him becoming a superhero. For these reasons, Doctor Strange gets a 4.5 of 5 star rating.


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