Marvel yet again showed that a superhero film is not all about hardcore action only. Mixed with a little bit of comedy and lots of psychedelic vfx, Dr. Strange is surely an entertainment for the audience.
Dr. Stephen Strange, an arrogant yet a genius neurosurgeon after meeting a horrific car crash in his own Lambo suffered some serious nerve damages in both of his hands which destroyed his neurosurgery career. When every medical treatment failed, after gathering info, he went to Nepal to a place called “Kamer-Taj” to help recover his spirit. Apart from healing himself, he gets caught up in a mystical war between the “The Ancient One” (Tilda Swinton) — who along with other sorcerers, Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Wong (Benedict Wong) are supposedly the guardians of the world against all the mystical creatures of other dimensions of the universe and one of HER student, Kaecilius- who had given himself to the Lord of the dark dimension known as “Dormammu” for eternal life.
The movie is shot in Nepal, New York and the climax was shot in Hong Kong where the 3 “Sanctums” which protected the world from other dimensions were situated.
There is a sweet chemistry between Dr. Strange and his former co-worker, Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams), who is left behind by the doctor for his mystical quest to save the world.
Benedict Cumberbatch is a justice to the character of Dr. Strange and Cumberbatch played the role with the charisma of his own. Our very own Sherlock-turned-Dr. Strange is a real treat to watch on screen.
The movie has some cons which questions reality. Like when all the fights are happening in the multi-verses and the mirror dimensions, the real world is not affected in any way. Another is that “The Ancient One” was actually a “He” and not a “She” in the comics.
But apart from these, those Inception-like foldings of cityscapes, the fights with weapons created using the brain to accumulate the energy of the universe, the “Sling Ring” (which is used to create portals from one place to another) are really impressive.
Director Scott Derrickson along with all the cast and crew made this movie to be a really good Marvel Superhero movie.
“Forget everything you think you know” and ENJOY.
P.S. Try to sit and relax in the theater after the movie ends. Don’t rush.