Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Doctor Strange

Throughout the course of the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, we have have seen heroes abilities come from a variety of sources. Technology, science, skills, and training have all been a part of the Avengers origins. Something that has never been a part of it is magic. The closest has been Thor, but that has since been explained as having only appeared to be magic because it was alien technology that humans did not understand. It appears that we now have a hero whose power does come from magic, at least for the most part.

Benedict Cumberbatch gives an incredible performance as Doctor Strange. The audience can really sense the pain he goes through as he moves on from the life he has always known. What I really like about this story and his portrayal of the title character is that it fits with the going trend in the MCU. While he does change throughout the origin story, he still holds on to what made him who he was to begin with.

When Doctor Strange begins to learn about the mystic arts, he meets Murdo, portrayed by Chiwetel Ejiofor. He gives a compelling performance as a supporting character who also has his own complex back story.

Along with an outstanding supporting cast, the acting in this movie will keep you glued to the screen. If they don’t, the visuals certainly will. As Doctor Strange and the others bend the very reality of their world, the special effects pull you right into the scene. If you are able to, I would highly recommend attending a 3D showing of the film. Although I am sure the effects are extremely compelling in 2D as well.

I can’t wait to see how Doctor Strange will interact with the other characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Adding another very unique power set will increase the already great dynamic of the Avengers. I think I am most interested in what will happen when he meets Scarlet Witch and Vision, and what Marvel Studios take on that will be.

As always, remember this is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Marvel Studios, remember what our founder, Jeremy, said and don’t go anywhere until the credits are completely finished. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for Easter Eggs. I didn’t know much about Doctor Strange from the comics, so I am sure there are plenty that I missed. If you spot the Easter Eggs, let us know in the comments below. Just remember, NO SPOILERS, so please don’t over explain the context of what you saw.

See you at the movies!


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