Dr. Stephen Strange, an arrogant neuro surgeon, so full of himself loses his career due to nerve damage in his hands after a car accident. Searching for a way to heal his hands after traditional medicine failed him, he travels to Nepal, meets the Ancient One, masters the mystic arts and rescues earth from threats from the other dimensions.
The visual effects in the movie are mindblowing, though the car accident scene is very brutal. Personally I love the scenes where he gets introduced to the mystical arts power and I was impressed by the mirror dimension fight scenes.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s acting skills were not utilized to their maximum. Rachel MacAdams reactions was genuine throughout the movie. Chiwetel Ejifor as Mordo was very successful in his performance. Tilda Swinton was a miscast, though I read the director’s point of view in casting her as the Ancient One.
There are some gaps in the movie, that comic fans will not have problems filling them, specially the characters backgrounds and their development. I wanted to know how much time did it take Dr.strange to become a beliver and a mystic art master and the background of both Wong and Mordo. The time loop idea which he used to defeat Dormammu is a weak ending in my opinion.
Dr. Strange (2017) PG-13
The 14th installment in Marvel Cinematic Universe
Written by: Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill
Based on marvel comics by: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Director of Photography: Ben Davis
Music by: Michael Giacchino
Runtime: 115 mins