Genre: Super Hero
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch
Rating: PG 13
My Rating: Two thumbs up
I really looked forward to this, even though I know absolutely nothing about Dr. Strange. I'm not your most well-versed person in the Marvel Universe... like... AT ALL. So I had no idea who this superhero was/is.
But who cares. Because... Benedict Cumberbatch.
It was a great story. Famous doctor gets in an accident. His hands get ruined. He goes on a quest to figure out how to heal them. He ends up in some mystics house in some remote place in Nepal I think it is... and learns how to do some pretty cool mind tricks.
At first he's crap at it, and then he becomes a master really really fast. And then it's time to fight the bad guy.
And there's a really cool cloak/cape thing that reminded me a lot of Alladin's magic carpet.
Anyway, the special effects in this movie are TRIPPY... and I felt like I'd been on some sort of phsycaldelic high after watching it. It was cool, but... trippy. The whole rest of the day I felt a little woozy and dizzy. (Yes, I did see it in 3D Imax... so that might have added to it!)
But I enjoyed the ride!
My only complaint is... LET HIM KEEP HIS BRITISH ACCENT!! I don't care if Dr. Strange is America. Whatever. Sigh. Benedict Cumberbatch speaking with an American accent was just WRONG.
And that's pretty much all I have to say about that.
Do you want a trailer? I have one: