The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues with the standalone film Dr. Strange. This comic book film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, and is directed by Scott Derrickson and produced by Kevin Feige.
Stephen Strange is a famous surgeon who is arrogant and prideful. After a car accident where his hands are broken, he distances himself from everyone including his dearest friend Christine Palmer.
After finding a clue, he embarks on a journey to Nepal where he meets the Ancient One. She shows him the powers that are hidden deep within the Multiverse. With Wong and Karl Mordo at his side, he soon finds himself in the middle of a war.
The war is between the Ancient One and her former apprentice Kaecilius who wishes to push the Earth in the Dark Dimension to serve Dormammu, the ruler of that realm.
This film is a throwback to Phase One of the MCU in that it is more of a standalone film and only connects to the franchise subtly. It is brilliantly told and very well acted. The special effects are incredible and Cumberbatch’s pension for playing arrogant jerks really pays off in this movie. Also McAdams is fantastic in this movie. She plays her part very well and I hope that she will appear in more Marvel Comics movies.
FAVORITE QUOTE: So you joined a cult?
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Foul language, Violence, Disturbing images
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