Doctor Strange movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This surprisingly very enjoyable superhero tale includes plenty of awesome action and humour as Marvel movies usually do. Fans of the studio and action-packed superhero movies will enjoy Doctor Strange.


After a shocking car crash leaves him unable to use his hands properly, Stephen Strange, a skilled neurosurgeon, becomes a powerful sorcerer as he is pulled into the world of mystic arts and must protect the world against evil.

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Movie details

Director: Scott Derrickson
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, Benedict Wong
Writer: Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill
Release Date (Australia): 27 October 2016
Runtime: 115 minutes/1h 55m
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (M)

The film contains fantasy themes, supernatural themes, surgical scenes, sense of threat and a depiction of a car crash.

Violence (M)

The film contains scenes of fantasy violence in the form of shootings, stabbings, kicks and punches. These scenes are sometimes accompanied by depictions of moderate blood and wound detail.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film includes occasional uses of “s**t”, “ass” and “**shole”.

Drug Use (G)

A character asks if his tea has been drugged with LSD or psilocybin.

Sex (G)

The film includes a very mild sexual reference.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Marvel’s Doctor Strange still follows the simple superhero-story basis most MCU movies walk on, however, this one is still an entertaining and unique action-adventure topped up with unanticipated dramas and visuals. The best thing is that Doctor Strange is unexpectedly non-identical to the other Marvel movies, usually because of the ideas surrounding the eccentric character, but it’s just more enjoyable and doesn’t take up more than 2 hours.

Something unforeseen but highly enjoyable in this movie are the dramas surrounding the plot. A neurosurgeon named Stephen Strange ends up in an intense car accident that leaves him robbed of his special talent, the attention of his hands. Benedict Cumberbatch is absolutely brilliant in his role, because before his character learns mystic arts, there’s a lot of dramatic themes centring around the aftermath of the car crash. There’s loads of excellent humour, but the first section of the film is drama-themed, leaving the superhero character a lot more convincing as he deals with conflict.

Doctor Strange manages to remain entertaining as it goes over the superhero topics every MCU fan will adore, but who would’ve expected the visuals to be so stunning? The CGI in the car crash sequence is a little laughable, but then the scene arrives where Stephen asks if his tea has been drugged, in which it hasn’t, except for honey, and surreal drug-trip-looking sequences begin to show up. This movie’s visuals are fantastic and very fascinating.

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