Sunday, November 27, 2016

Review: "Doctor Strange"

Over the Thanksgiving break, I took some time to finally catch a matinee of Doctor Strange.

As origin stories for one of the weirder Marvel superheroes go, it didn't suck. Thoughts:

  • Casting Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange
  • Cool effects
  • Nice settings
  • Avengers tower shot
  • Captain America: Civil War shout-out
  • Casting Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mordo
  • Benedict Wong as... um... Wong. And making Wong a badass librarian.
  • Entertaining fight scenes
  • Good placement of humor
  • Solid end-credits scenes
  • Casting Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One. Kinda white-washy.
  • Yawn-inducing villains
  • A bit too... Inception
  • A little heavy on the psychedelic coloring at points
  • Cumberbatch's American accent - it wasn't bad, but I found it a little jarring.
Overall, I enjoyed it. Solidly-entertaining.

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