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Doctor Strange Movie Review

by Heather

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I suppose you could call me a fan-girl.  Each movie we see draws me in more to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’m not in the same league as the hubby mind you. Let’s put it this way, when I first found out I was going to go to LA for the Doctor Strange press trip, I had to ask the hubby if he could better explain Doctor Strange. I had gleaned a little knowledge from the preview trailers but still … not enough to call me knowledgeable. As a result, I had to endure a half hour of him telling me. I am always telling him he needs to talk more, but I finally had to tell him to stop. I knew enough to know I was intrigued. Doctor Strange is not your ordinary Marvel Super Hero. And the movie bears this out.

Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE..Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)..Photo Credit: Film Frame ..©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE..Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)..Photo Credit: Film Frame ..©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

One of Marvel’s great strengths (as I learned by the hubby’s dissertation) is that all of their super heroes are innately flawed. In other words, they are normal people, like you and me, who have greatness thrust upon them in some way and we get to see how they react. Some of them become selfish and lose a loved one due to that selfishness; some of them become giant green hulking brutes and some of them turn aside from their arrogant, self-centered attitude and learn to embrace a selfless attitude. And that is Doctor Strange, a movie unlike any in the Marvel Universe.

Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE..Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)..Photo Credit: Film Frame ..©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE..Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)..Photo Credit: Film Frame ..©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

So, how to describe Doctor Strange without giving it all away…that’s a hard one to answer. First of all, let me be very clear that I really loved the movie. Having seen it twice now in 3D and in IMAX 3D I can say you will be blown away. And tomorrow I’m going to experience it in a Dolby theater. I’m still excited.

Doctor Strange is not a nice person. In every sense of the word he is the arrogant, egotistical, jerk that nobody likes. He is also a brilliant neurosurgeon. But after an accident leaves his hands useless he becomes…an even bigger jerk. Like a wounded animal lashing out. In his desperation he travels to Nepal after learning of someone else that was miraculously healed and once there, his mind is opened to the possibilities of the universe and his own personal hero’s journey begins. So if you are looking for a slightly different spin on the Marvel Universe, full of magic and wonder and a truly amazing visual puzzle. Be sure to check out Doctor Strange, in theaters today.

Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE..L to R: The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) and Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)..Photo Credit: Film Frame ..©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE..L to R: The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) and Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)..Photo Credit: Film Frame ..©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Doctor Strange is now playing in theaters EVERYWHERE!

Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange, who, after a tragic card 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, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Disclaimer: I was sent on an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles to cover the #DoctorStrangeEvent and #FindingDoryBluray Event with Disney/Pixar, Marvel, and Freeform. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own.

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1 comment

tiffany dayton November 5, 2016 - 7:30 pm
Never seen this, but it looks good. I like the guy who plays him. He plays Sherlock.
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