‘Doctor Strange’ Movie Review

In the new superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character of the same name, “Doctor Strange” stars Benedict Cumberbatch as a man who is given magical abilities to fight mystical threats in other dimensions.

Dr. Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) life completely changes after a car accident results in him losing the use of his hands and their surgical abilities. When conventional treatment fails him, Strange searches the globe for any type of remedial help. Strange soon discovers a shadowy community led by the Ancient One. Strange swiftly realizes that this group of individuals are the first line of defense against a battle of hidden dark armies focused on extinguishing the reality of Earth. Shortly after, Doctor Strange is required to pick between his life of status and prosperity, leaving his normal life behind to protect the planet as the most mighty and formidable sorcerer in reality. The film also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikkelsen.

A few days prior to the film’s release I had the opportunity to see the film. With stunning visuals and massive scope, it’s hard not to appreciate what director Scott Derrickson has accomplished with “Doctor Strange.” For being the fourteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Doctor Strange” feels strangely fresh despite the occasional Marvel tropes. Different dimensions and cosmically colorful visuals painted on the screen make this superhero film vastly different than other films released this year like the bombastic “Captain America: Civil War,” the serious “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and the outrageous “Deadpool.”

Here are some reactions from audience members who attended the screening on Tuesday night:

Thanks to Moroch and Coog Radio for the chance to see the film in IMAX 3D. “Doctor Strange” is in theaters everywhere this Friday!

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