More like Doctor AWESOME! :D
This movie was really more than I expected it to be. It was the Marvel style, sure (and after the credits there follow certain revelations on realm-related movies to come), but it was so much more than that! It was a journey into the mind! It was an adventure of the soul! It was a sword fight with logic! It was a measure of magic, of modern wizardry, of the strange forces beyond it... it was a new world entirely!
The closest masterpiece I can compare this to is Inception, and that says something considering that's still my favorite movie of all time (...probably? I have a hard time letting go). But similarities set aside this was different.
It's no new favorite, mind you, but the effects were out of this world. Mind-bending. A magnificent display of Marvels - with the trademark wit and steady pace you'd expect from the one and only. I really can't overstate how great the special effects were. They didn't just blend in and seem authentic, but move through unexpected patterns, to unexpected places, to a whole new dimension of CGI wizardry. It's a trip.
Great actors too, not least Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton and Mads Mikkelsen in what you might consider the main roles. I was happy to see Scott Adkins land a role in a Marvel movie too, even if it was a short-lived one.
The fights: brilliant. The relations. The everything. Awesomeness overload.
Can't wait to see more of Doctor Strange.
rated 5/5: friggin awesome