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'Doctor Strange' a visually Marvel-ous film worth seeing

November 9, 2016

Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a world-famous surgeon with a bit of an ego. His life is drastically and suddenly changed after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing elsewhere.

He discovers mystical ways to heal along with unknown power and knowledge beyond this known world. He quickly learns that there is a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying reality. Before long, Strange is forced to choose between his life of fortune and status or leaving it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.

Nothing is strange about this film; this is a must see! Marvel once again proves just how far it is ahead of DC when it comes to making superhero films. "Doctor Strange" really is one of the best Marvel movies to date when it comes to quality and is the very best when it comes to one category, which I will get into later.

To kick things off, let’s address the all-star cast and acting in this film. Benedict Cumberbatch is phenomenal as Stephen Strange. The biggest selling point of his role is the character progression throughout the film.

Stephen Strange is this cocky, egotistical, self-centered doctor that has everything in life going his way until the accident. This movie being separated from all the action and the superhero origin story stuff is more so about the story of Stephen and his transformation as a person. He goes from having everything to having nothing.

In order to gain everything back, he needs to forget what he knew and accept what life has thrown at him. This is one of the biggest things that I like, because this is something a lot of people can relate to (granted not all of us become superheroes, but still).

Adding to "Doctor Strange" was a fantastic surrounding cast of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikkelsen.

Now when I say that "Doctor Strange" is the best Marvel movie to date when it comes to a certain category, I truly mean it. This category is the special effects and the visual aspects of this film. It is mind blowing! You will be completely mesmerized while you are watching everything unfold. Huge shout out to the special effects companies and individuals behind this project, because you truly are the unsung heroes of this movie.

I think that the animation and the special effects shown are now the new standard of what companies will strive for. Seriously people, it is that good. Even if you aren’t a fan of superhero films, I would still recommend you see this film for the visual stimulus of everything. It feels like "Inception" was amped up a million times when it comes to the worlds within worlds.

"Doctor Strange" provides an excellent origin story that holds a lot more to it than just action. Comic book and Marvel fan enthusiasts should be very pleased with this film along with people who are now just hearing about "Doctor Strange" and want to check it out. "Doctor Strange" is for sure worth both your time and your money.

P.S.: There are two credit scenes, one after about 30 seconds and one at the very end of the credits!