The only way for the comic book movie to survive and thrive is by pushing the boundaries of what audiences can expect from a “comic book movie.” Which is absolutely what director Scott Derrickson has done with his take on Doctor Strange. Loaded with amazing visuals that absolutely should be seen in IMAX 3D, the film is a fantastic journey into the concept of alternate realities and parallel dimensions and opens the door for the MCU to journey into new and fantastic places. Trust me, if you’re a Doctor Strange fan, you’re going to be unbelievably happy when you leave the theater. And if you’re a fan of composer Michael Giacchino, get ready to buy the soundtrack because he’s done some great work on Doctor Strange.
For those still unfamiliar with the story of Doctor Strange, the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the brilliant neurosurgeon Steven Strange. After a devastating car crash, Strange sets out to find unconventional means of recovery which in turn sets him on the path to The Ancient One and the Kamar-Taj where he learns the mind-bending mysteries of interdimensional magic and comes up against the villainous “man of ideas” Kaecillius, who threatens our very fabric of reality. The film also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, and Mads Mikkelsen. Doctor Strange opens in theaters on November 4th.
With the embargo lifted on Doctor Strange reviews, the other day Perri Nemiroff, Jon Schnepp, Dennis Tzeng and I recorded a non-spoiler video review where we talked about what we liked and didn’t like about the film. Check out what we had to say in the video above.
Finally, like all Marvel movies, Doctor Strange has some stuff after the credits. Make sure to stay in your seat till the very end.
For more of our latest Doctor Strange coverage, check out the links below, and be sure to stay tuned for our full review.
- ‘Doctor Strange’ First Clip: Benedict Cumberbatch Has an Out-of-Body Experience
- ‘Doctor Strange’: Marvel Confirms Dan Harmon Made the Film Funnier
- ‘Doctor Strange’: Listen to Michael Giacchino’s Psychedelic Score; Plus New Images
- ‘Doctor Strange’ Opening Weekend Box Office Tracking at $55 Million—$75 Million
- ‘Doctor Strange’: 45 Things to Know About Marvel’s Biggest Spectacle Yet