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Doctor Strange (2016)

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A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

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Get a closer look at Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton and more of the stars who are bringing Marvel's mind-bending superheroes to life in Doctor Strange.

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Marvel's "Doctor Strange" follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Written by Marvel

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence | See all certifications »

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4 November 2016 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$85,058,311 (USA) (4 November 2016)

Gross:

$230,898,006 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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Trivia

Stan Lee: man on the bus reading "The Doors Of Perception" by Aldous Huxley. The book is a recounting of Huxley's experience taking psychedelic drugs, with particular mention of their use in perceiving art. Dr Strange comics have long been associated with psychedelic drugs because of their use of surreal images to portray magical dimensions and beings. Marvel has always insisted that drugs played no part in the creation of Dr Strange, which may be why Lee is laughing at the book. See more »

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When Dr. Strange is manipulating time on the half eaten apple, the future of the fruit looks like it's being eaten further where in fact it should just go old and moldy because once it has been put on the desk, no one is eating it.
  • However this probably shows a possible future where the apple is / was / will be eaten.
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Quotes

[first lines]
The Ancient One: Master Kaecilius. That ritual will bring you only sorrow.
Kaecilius: Hypocrite!
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Crazy Credits

A new Marvel logo appears with this film: comic-book pages, scripts and MCU film stills/scenes form the Marvel logo in a three-dimensional manner. See more »


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Feels So Good
Written by Chuck Mangione
Performed by Chuck Mangione
Courtesy of A&M Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Wonderful and Amazing Escapist Entertainment
24 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Way back when I first heard that Doctor Strange was being brought to the screen I was a bit worried. How could they translate the complexity of character and his true coolness but stay away from the cheeseball stuff? Dress a guy up like the books and remain true to the seriousness of the character? Well, they managed to not only pull it off but deliver one of the best hero origin films ever made.

The director knew that you had to establish and truly care about the character. Making it grounded but still trippy really helps give it a flavor unlike any other comic adaptation. The Harry Potter meets Iron Man meets Ant-Man flavor was there yet it all feels unique. The MCU magic is there literally. Everything established in the Captain America films and both Avengers pays dividends in a way here. The universe has been established wonderfully and this film does the best job to date playing in that universe. Everything and every scene packs some sort of punch and resonates with true style and heart. They really let the action flow but also allow for key development of the overall story and over concept. This also allows them to probe deeper into the character's personalities. ALL the characters even the ones with smaller roles get to shine. This heightens the tension, so often missing from lesser comic-book movies, and adds real weight to the action sequences which are thrilling and often mesmerizing. Add more than a dash of thriller aspects and a few new characters that steal every scene that they appear in.

I honestly can't think of one way to improve this film. The result is a movie that's just flat out exceptional and that honestly delivers the best visuals I've ever seen in a movie.


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