zaterdag 27 mei 2017

Doctor Strange

Another "victim" of my lazy thursday movie marathon this week, the Marvel Universe has entered the magical dimension.

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, who really "feels" like Sorcerer Supreme Steven Strange, this is an origins movie and an dimensional introduction movie in one.

Following an accident that ruins his hands, top surgeon Steven Strange becomes depressed and tries to find ways to regain his skills.  When he learns of a paralyzed man that can walk again, he travels to Kamar-Taj and under the wings of Mordo and the Ancient One he learns the ways of... magic.

He learns faster then most sorcerers ever had due to his photographic memory, and he learns about the Dark Dimension.  He rushes to the defence of the London sanctum, holding of Kaecilius, a servant of the dark demom Dormammu.  Later on, Hong Kong becomes under attack and while it seems the heroes are outclassed, the creation of an infinite time loop, resulting in Strange being killed over and over again, forces Dormammu to strike a bargain with him in order to escape the loop.

This was a visually very impressive movie, think DiCaprio's Inception style of things going on.  Cumberbatch puts down a true Strange, and his comic vibe is very present but... of the heroes selected by the MCU, you now have TWO very arrogant, ego-tripping rich guys running around, in both Strange and Stark.  Which gives it a bit of a feel of "that thing again", compared to for example the Netflix "poorer background" heroes like Luke Cage.

But never the less, it was a very intresting movie and I for one will be happy to see Strange again in Thor: Ragnarok.

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