Reblog: Doctor Strange (2016)

For various reasons I wanted to test what exactly happens when I reblog one of my own posts. In need of a test subject, what better than Marvel’s latest, because it’s out in the US imminently but I reviewed it when it came out in the UK, like, aaaaaages ago.

Anyway, I expect I’ll delete this once I’ve seen what I wanted to see. But until then…

100 Films in a Year


Scott Derrickson | 115 mins | cinema | 2.35:1 | USA / English | 12A / PG-13

Doctor StrangeThe latest from Marvel (or Marvel Studios, as they’re now branded, presumably in a bid to differentiate themselves from the properties owned by other studios that have been only too keen to use the Marvel logo and blur the line for the casual moviegoer) opens the door on a new facet of their shared cinematic universe, though does so in a movie whose plot follows the familiar “superhero origin story” rulebook. On the bright side, Doctor Strange has several other qualities to recommend it.

It’s the story of Dr Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), a brilliant but cocky New York neurosurgeon, whose hands are ruined in an accident, taking his career — the sole focus of his life — with them. In search of groundbreaking healing, he travels to Nepal, where he meets the…

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