THE SUPER DOCTOR IS IN
Stay glued in your seat, put your 3D Glasses on and prepare to be mesmerized as Marvel Studio just resurrected to life it’s caped superhero. From american comic book to the world’s biggest IMAX theater screen, here’s a new flying icon global fans would kill for the next sequel to land.
After a grisly car accident that seemed to humble the brilliant, yet arrogant Dr Stephen Strange, and caused him massive nerve damage in his hands. He looked for a cure beyond the reaches of Western medicine, he travels to Kathmandu to find a Celtic mystic known as The Ancient One (the clean shaven-headed and charismatic blankness is brilliantly played by Tilda Swinton – the guru or necromancer who can restore his physical abilities.
SPELLBINDING & SATISFYING
Expect surrealism in abundance, magically manipulated world where high walls bends, shift and warps magically, where portals opens to new places – , from East to West, from snowy to sandy land, from old temple of Nepal to high-end city of Manhattan; Inventive action sequences will leave you breathless, your mind boggling in disbelief. The characters elemental powers would sure take you into a new quantum leap. Fighting scenes is nothing short of a volcanic eruption, raging, fiery, but an eye candy to behold. (I wasn’t aware I’m done with my medium-sized popcorn in a snap). The film was also weaponised by dynamic scripting, and enigmatic quotes.
The Ancient One: You wonder what I see in your future? Possibility.”
Blood spit, torsos flew, but it’s not a gory film, so good enough for a PG 13 rating. Cast of Characters with engaging script on the side is something mature audience will love about. Dang! I felt like pausing the screen and dissect the beauty and wisdom of most lines. It is enticing & life-changing in one, as tantamount to the role portrayed by Dr. Strange. Suffice to say, this is an intelligent film that teaches and not solely made for entertainment purposes. And yes, as a spoiler, it is something to be excited about for future patrons. But wait,there’s more! do not leave your sit yet after a long credit during the curtain call. There is a surprise to hear.
evil immortal forces headed Mads Mikkelsen’s Kaecilius — a power-mad prodigy turned master hellbent on destroying the Ancient One. Creepy, but effective lead-villain.
“The Ancient One: You wonder what I see in your future? Possibility”. – the ancient one
The humour may be completely unnecessary and somewhat out of place. Like all Marvel projects, Doctor Strange does have a couple of personal struggles. Strange’s colleague and love interest Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams) whose character was said to be underused in the move. Beside the obligatory cameo by Marvel Lord Stan Lee, Dr. Strange also reminisce the character of Tony Stark in Iron Man. Indeed, Doctor Strange’s climactic redemption is as spellbinding as it is satisfying. But of course, we know the magic is just getting started.
Genre: Action/Adventure; Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, MadsMikkelsen, Benedict Wong; Director: Scott Derrickson; Runtime (in minutes): 120;
Me Sandwiched between CosPlayers “Dr. Strange” & “”Ancient One” after the block screening @MOA’s Imax Theater. THIS IS A FAMILY FILM NOT TO BE MISSED. (Thank you Marvel Studio/rezirb.com)