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Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange is the fourteenth in the Marvel Cinematic universe (MCU). The MCU is one spectacular film universe. Everything is well thought out and makes sense. Doctor Strange had a very high bar because majority of the films have been great, all of them have their strengths and weaknesses. Let’s see how Doctor Strange went.

Doctor Strange has a massive cast. With spectacular actors like Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Each actor does the best they can do. Though some aspects of the characters and their relations don’t quite work.

Stephen Strange is arrogant and self centred. I know it’s meant to be his character development that by the end of it he’s the opposite but I didn’t really feel that went across as well as it could’ve. Stephen Strange’s relationship with Christine Palmer is sloppy and rushed. We get hints that they have been together before but we didn’t really get to see that much of them together.

A lot of the plot was rushed. Especially his training time. One minute he can’t do magic the next minute he’s conjuring portals to go places. This isn’t that bad because we do get to see him training and learn along with him though I feel it could’ve been a whole lot better if they spent more time with him before he has a car crash, while his hands are not working and while he’s training.

One part of the film that definitely was not rushed was the CGI. There’s a ton of unbelievably real visual effects in this film and this film probably has some of the best, most realistic CGI we’ve seen in the past 10 years. Even if you don’t like the film and characters you must at least have some appreciation for the visual effects.

Overall it’s a rocky film. Villain issues, relationship issues and just a rushed timeline. But the visual effects and acting make up for them. Can’t wait to see Doctor Strange in Thor Ragnarok and the rest of the Avengers Films.

6/10

 

Source of pics: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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