Writer/Director Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange is a cut above the usually fantastic superhero films. Yes, it’s that good. And, I recommend that you see it in 3D as the visual effects are awesomely great.
Scott and his writing partners Jon Spaihts and C. Robert Cargill have created a story with a style that transcends the feel of a comic book-based movie.
The arrogant Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a world class surgeon whose career is cut short by horrific auto accident that destroys his delicate hands.
With no viable choices in Western medicine to help him, Strange goes East to Kathmandu where he finds The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) and her main henchman Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), who induct him into a new dimension of reality.
Unfortunately, our and that reality are under a threat from the darkest force in the universe.
Along with the aforementioned actors, Rachel McAdams as Strange’s love interest Christine Palmer, Benedict Wong as the librarian Wong and Mads Mikkelsen as the evil nemesis Kaecilius all give outstanding performances.
Cinematographer Ben Davis and Production Designer Charles Wood set a perfect stage for the action.
I give Doctor Strange a 4.7 out of 5.