Thursday, 27 October 2016

Doctor Strange

By Jackie Raphael 

This film does not live up to the others in the Marvel franchise, however it is still enjoyable. The story centres around arrogant surgeon Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who has a car accident that affects his hands, so he seeks help from the universe of mystic arts. The film has a strong cast and great use of humour throughout. Chiwetel Ejiofor (Mordo) and Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One) were particularly strong, while Mads Mikkelsen (Kaecilius) was a convincing villain. However, Rachel McAdams is underused in her role as Dr Strange's love interest. The plot was not as well developed as it could have been, with many convenient moments and a few nonsensical scenes. However, Doctor Strange is well-paced and has some Inception-like special effects. It is also worth seeing for how it ties in with the forthcoming Thor film. Stick around until all the credits are over because there are two intriguing clips to watch.

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