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
(at around 29 mins) When Benedict Cumberbatch expresses his doubt upon first arriving at Kamar-Taj, he is shown alternate dimensions by the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), where he is seen traveling through a multi-colored wormhole. This is an obvious visual reference to Dave Bowman's space traveling sequence towards the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). See more »
(at around 1h 6 mins) After Dr. Strange gets stabbed during the fight with Kaecilius and his zealots at the New York Sanctum, he creates an opening to Christine's hospital using the sling ring. When he returns to the Sanctum through the gate he opened, he is not wearing his sling ring. See more »
"We never lose our demons, we only learn to live above them"
I'm not a big fan of Marvel and, in my opinion, their movies are mostly overrated. This one isn't. This is probably the second best Marvel movie, after "Guardians of the Galaxy". If you expect a movie to have depth and the point, you should skip, not only this one, but whole Marvel production, but if you are looking for fun you are at the right place. Visually it is amazing. I recommend watching it in theater or at least on a TV as big as possible. Standard computer monitors or, God forbid, tablets are out of question. Although 90% of this movie is pure action and fighting scenes, compared to most of the genre, story and characterization are more complete and Benedict and Tilda are excellent. Sure, like in all Marvel movies, there is a certain amount of humor and finale is one of the funniest things I have ever seen in Marvel movies. The way Strange finally defeats the enemy is at the same time unbelievably stupid, unbelievably clever and funny to tears. I gave it 8/10 within all the movies I ever watched, but within the genre, it is pure 10/10.
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