Monday, November 14, 2016
Movie Review: Dr. Strange
Before they showed the movie, of course we were inundated with previews. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 trailer played. OMG!! Looks awesome. There was a clip of baby Groot, not the tiny baby Groot from the end of the first movie, more like adolescent Groot. Incredibly cute, though! It comes out next summer and we can't wait. If you can't tell, my family and I love the Marvel universe.
So onto Dr. Strange... If you aren't familiar with the storyline, Dr. Stephen Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, is a cocky neurosurgeon. The best really. But tragedy strikes and he is in a bad accident which injures him so severely that he can no longer perform operations. He goes in search of a cure where he finds himself immersed in a world of sorcery.
My daughter loves Benedict Cumberbatch (OMG, I love this name. It's so fun to say!!) She has watched him in Sherlock and other entertainments - says he has a very soothing voice. I haven't ever seen him in anything. At first, you don't really like Dr. Strange. He is pretty much an arrogant jerk face. But eventually he hits rock bottom and realizes he has to change. He is sort of thrown into this world of sorcery and magic. His way of dealing with the bad guys becomes comedic because he is not a fighter, but much more cerebral. It makes for very unusual and entertaining fight scenes.
I wondered if the movie was able to live up to her expectations. When I asked her if she liked the movie, her response was, " I bloody loved it!" Her favorite thing about the move was the Cloak of Levitation. It reminded us of the rug in Aladdin. For me, the Cloak stole the show, but Annabelle said she wished there would have been more with the Cloak in the movie. Either way, we both loved the Cloak.
Final verdict: Another great addition to the Marvel Universe. Highly enjoyable!
NOTE** Stay all the way until the very end of the credits. There are two extra scenes, one in the middle of the credits and one all the way at the end.