Wow, way better than expected. Definitely stay after the credits. It has funny parts and hidden secrets. Definitely should see this.
What Robert Downey, Jr. is to Iron Man and Ryan Reynolds is to Deadpool – that's what Benedict Cumberbatch is to Doctor Strange. By that I mean, he's everything.
Little by little, though, unfunniness takes hold. Stephen’s training grows interminable. The mysticism turns deadly serious. The effects turn repetitious: Worst of all, the plot loses its way just as Stephen is coming into his own as a worthy antagonist of Kaecilius, a villain — or is he? — played with hollow-eyed intensity by Mads Mikkelsen.
The film is surprisingly engaging. It’s fun.