Review: Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Duration: 115 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 04-NOV-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4 on 5 (Kickass Entertainment with an addition of new Super Hero in MCU League – WATCH IT only in IMAX 3D)

Plot:
A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Overall Review: 
The Marvel Cinematic Universe shines again with its 14th installment viz: Doctor Strange. Film is Stupendous, visually spellbinding, brilliantly acted and funny in most of the parts. Doctor Strange is one of the most interesting and strangest character from Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Director Scott Derrickson does a good job of directing and Ben Davis’s cinematography is great. Benedict Cumberbatch has done a good job bringing Doctor Strange to the screen. The story has a solid great structure with comfortable direction by Scott Derickson, just a bit rough around the edges in a few moments. Nowhere in the movie it will make you wonder what’s going on or why. The universe has been established wonderfully and this film does the best job to date playing in that universe. Everything and every scene packs some sort of punch and resonates with true style and heart. One of the big aspects of this film is the heavy visual effects, giving us a hint of Christopher Nolan’s Inception at times. This wonderfully developed visual artwork really puts you in the realms of dimension and transports you to worlds never seen before in the MCU. In the nutshell, Doctor Strange is an entertaining movie, with cool special effects, pleasant acting and light atmosphere.

Performance & Technical Review:
The characters are real and believable and both main and supporting characters have good character development, as far as will fit in a single movie. Benedict Cumberbatch has done a good job bringing Doctor Strange to the screen. Doctor Strange is not a simple character and Benedict manages to show both the good and the bad without making him unlikable. Tilda Swindonreally inhabits the character and gives a great performance. Music and the score were good, not the best in the MCU, but syncs quite well with scenes. Ben Davis’s cinematography is great. Visuals in the films were breathtaking and majestic. The clever screenplay also adds some hilarious moments where they are needed proving that the director can make a serious film with insane CGI and even add some comedy to the final production.

PDF Verdict:

Fourteenth outing from MCU shines with manipulative sorcery and cognitive storytelling. Doctor Strange may be the strangest addition but still delivers some kick-ass entertainment. It is hugely entertaining blockbuster that once again cements MCU’s position as the prominent superheroes series.

P.S.: There are two credits scenes. Both teasing future movies, one of them being a not yet confirmed Doctor Strange sequel.

Ratings: 4 on 5 (Kickass Entertainment with an addition of new Super Hero in MCU League – WATCH IT only in IMAX 3D)

Performance: 4 on 5
Script: 3.5 on 5
CGI: 4 on 5
Music / Background Score: 4 on 5

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