Doctor Strange – Review
An Extra Dimension
Benedict Cumberbatch fits into Doctor Strange’s cloak easily, whilst humour, staggering visuals and emotional development make this comic-book jaunt a welcome change from the Marvel norm.
12A, 115 mins
After the excitement but ultimate pointlessness of Captain America: Civil War, and Marvel film after Marvel film of metropolitan destruction, their latest comic-book outing has got something new – a kind of magic. And, to my superhero-jaded eyes, it can’t come soon enough.
Doctor Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch), as his name might suggest, is a doctor. More precisely he’s a neurosurgeon, and an arrogant one at that, so unlikeable at the outset that you almost wish him ill. Not long into the film, an unfortunate accident transforms his life, but, in a welcome change, the film takes time to ponder over the consequences of this, before Strange runs off to a mystical place near Kathmandu which could…
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