Film Review: Doctor Strange | The Perfect Man

Film Review: Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dr. Stephen Strange in the newest installment of Marvel adventures. The film begins with a lighthearted Strange, a brain surgeon, in an operating room with jolly music playing. Strange clearly has a God-complex, and his over-confidence  carries over to all aspects of his life, from his flashy apartment to high-tech car. He gets a little too comfortable, and loses focus while driving, causing a life-changing car accident.

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After the accident, Strange loses the use of his hands. Devastated, he is told he will never be able to operate again and spends every last dollar on experimental procedures with no avail. He ends up in Kathmandu on a whim, after spending his last dollar searching for a place called Kamar-Taj that he learned of from a paraplegic who was miraculously cured.When he arrives, Strange meets the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). The Ancient One teaches Strange how to tap into powerful magic that he will ultimately use to save the world.

The film’s plot is much like what you’d expect from a Marvel film, but is very well done. Each actor (including Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, and Benedict Wong) was amazing in their role and were not overpowered by the huge amount of special effects. The special effects in the film were absolutely amazing and very convincing. From rearranging buildings to the creation of alternate universes, lovers of high-tech films will be enthralled.

Doctor Strange is in cinemas now, watch the trailer below