RATING: 4 STARS
The latest instalment of the MCU, it follows Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who is an arrogant neurosurgeon that ends up in life changing car crash. He then travels to Nepal to heal but finds himself trained by the ancient one (Tilda Swinton) in the mystic arts. He is assisted by Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Wong (Benedict Wong) to stop the villainous Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen).
I love most Marvel films and have very high expectations of them and this does not disappoint. It throws something new into the mix of Marvel films by adding in fantasy.
The acting doesn’t disappoint as Benedict Cumberbatch does a very convincing American accent and his hand movements are very natural and brings to the film to life. Mads Mikkelsen (who is used to playing the misunderstood villain) is again brilliant in making the viewer secretly root for him. Tilda Swinton was amazing as the ancient one, she held her self with such grace and calm much like in the graphic novels. Chiwetel Ejiofor is one of the best sidekicks I have ever seen and has one of the best jokes in it.
The CGI department out did themselves with the visual effects. The visual effects were literally mind bending and very creative especially during the fight scenes, it is a visual treat for the eyes. I also found myself wanting Doctor Strange’s cape to have its own film and the jokes will have giggling like a loon.
I did find though that for me the villain didn’t have enough screen time or an in-depth back story and the film could have done with a longer running time instead of it being just two hours. I did that the dialogue went on for a while and then something would happen that would wake you up.
But the post credit scene is worth staying behind to see.
Overall I liked the film and hope to see more from this character. Defiantly one of the best Marvel films so far. One of the best mystic blockbusters ever.