Saturday, November 5, 2016

Movie Review: ‘Doctor Strange’ and his most excellent adventure

By Manohla Dargis
ilda Swinton, left, and Benedict Cumberbatch in “Doctor Strange,” the latest Marvel superhero movie. It was directed by Scott Derrickson. Credit Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
HOLLYWOOD---Most Marvel movies open like Robert Downey Jr.’s stand-up routine in “Iron Man” before it goes south. Its latest, the giddily enjoyable “Doctor Strange,” is part of Marvel’s strategy for world domination, yet it’s also so visually transfixing, so beautiful and nimble that you may even briefly forget the brand. You don’t need to know Dr. Strange to know his story. A tale of hubris — with foolish pride and an inevitable fall — After a crippling accident, he abandons his old life (partly embodied by Rachel McAdams, dewy and funny) for a grand exploit, traveling simultaneously into his soul and to the misterioso Far East. [link]

Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor in “Doctor Strange.” Credit Jay Maidment/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures