While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
“Doctor Strange” is a 2016 Marvel superhero movie directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular character. The movie follows the story of a brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon, Dr. Stephen Strange, who, after a car accident, discovers the mystical arts and becomes a powerful sorcerer tasked with protecting the world from a dark force threatening it.
Overall, “Doctor Strange” is an entertaining and visually stunning movie that delivers a great origin story for the character. Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance as Dr. Strange is excellent, and he manages to capture the character’s arrogance and later transformation into a more selfless hero.
The movie also features a strong supporting cast, including Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mordo, and Rachel McAdams as Dr. Christine Palmer. The special effects are some of the best in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the movie’s use of magic is particularly impressive.
One potential downside of the movie is that it follows a somewhat formulaic superhero origin story, which may be predictable for some viewers. Additionally, some critics have noted that the film’s depiction of the Ancient One as a white woman, rather than an Asian man as in the comics, is problematic.
Overall, “Doctor Strange” is an enjoyable movie that successfully introduces the character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s a great addition to the franchise and is definitely worth watching for fans of superhero movies.