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Doctor Strange (2016)

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Marvel comic books have a very rich and diverse history of superheroes. A whole lot of mysticism appears, like Power of gods, super strength, and of course, money. But one of their more stranger paths is magic. After thirteen movies, it was time to include Doctor Stephen Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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What starts as a brilliant character exercise by Benedict Cumberbatch, the egomaniac brilliant surgeon he performs really has the feeling of that other brilliant character he performs in Sherlock, but even more of an asshole. A car crash ends his brilliant career, in what feels like a cliché but well acted and filmed origin story. Although it’s another introduction movie like we have seen recently with Ant-ManGuardians of the Galaxy and the Netflix series Luke Cage to name a few, it’s not just that.

Doctor Strange

As soon as Strange meets the Ancient One his, and our, eyes are being opened in what must be the most psychedelic visuals since Yellow Submarine to grace the silver screen. Big ideas are being fed to us with the subtlety of Mjölnir, with some minor eye rolls. But the ride doesn’t stop there. The movie is quite well made, with only some minor problems. The trademark Marvel humour is notably present in this film, which is a welcome addition to the dark themes in this film. More humour comes from Strange’s iconic Cloak Of Levitation, which has much more of an own will compared to his comic book variant, reminding us of Aladdin’s Magic Carpet.

The cast feels top notch, but Chiwitel Ejiforand, Mads Mikkelsen and even Tilda Swinton play second violin to Benedict, who is performing solidly in this ever changing visual trip. In fact, we have problems imagining anyone else in this role.

Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE..The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton)..Photo Credit: Film Frame ..©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE..New York City..Photo Credit: Film Frame ..©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

The third element of the movie is music, with Michael Giacchino taking his first steps in the Marvel universe. Doctor Strange’s score is one of MCU’s best so far, bringing depth, power and even fragility into the mix. The use of a harpsichord and other exotic elements is surprising yet fitting. The score was recorded at Abbey Road and even plays a few references to The Beatles’ more psychedelic work. Yet, in our opinion the main theme referenced Giacchino’s own Star Trek theme a tad too much.

Doctor Strange is a must see for any comic book geek like myself, but it also works for those who have never watched a Comic Book Hero film before. Entertainment all the way to the end with Benedict Cumberbatch stealing the show on many levels.

Pictures ©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

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