Marvel Studios 10th: Doctor Strange
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- Benedict Cumberbatch
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
- Rachel McAdams
- Benedict Wong
- Mads Mikkelsen
- Tilda Swinton
- Michael Stuhlbarg
- Benjamin Bratt
- Scott Adkins
- Zara Phythian
Did You Know?
- According to Kevin Feige, the concept of magic in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is inspired by The Matrix (1999) and the fantasy works of Stanley Kubrick and Hayao Miyazaki. "Have you watched the Cosmos (1980) series? That's magic, the quantum physics. If somebody knew how to tap into that stuff, what's the difference between that and magic? You don't get into it in Harry Potter, but if a scientist went to Hogwarts, he'd find out how some of that stuff is happening! We're not going to spend a lot of time on it, but there will be some of that, particularly for a character like Doctor Strange, who goes from a man of science to a man of faith and who traverses both worlds. And sometimes there won't be an answer! Sometimes he'll want an answer--'How is this happening?'--and nothing," said Feige.
- (at around 4 mins) After going through his clean up routine, Strange attaches his own mask. A surgeon would never risk doing that before such a serious operation. In fact a surgeon would put on his/her mask, then scrub, then have the OR team gown and glove him/her. In addition, while he is removing the bullet from the patient's brain, he and Dr. Christine Palmer are shown intermittently with scrub masks and without.
- [to Strange]
- Baron Mordo: I once stood in your place. And I, too, was... disrespectful. So, might I offer you some advice? Forget everything you think you know.
Atom User Reviews
To his credit, director Scott Derrickson...navigates through the different zones with a fair degree of actual coherence, and delivers the entire package with evident ease and some flair.
Entertaining in its grand flourishes but spottier when it comes to character work and thematic coherence, the film boasts a slightly darker and more mystical air than its peers, accentuated by some of the most arresting set pieces in the MCU canon.
The bad news is the studio’s most innovative visuals are wedded to one of its most formulaic origin stories. In some scenes, Doctor Strange is Marvel’s most exciting movie yet. In others, it might be its most boring movie since Iron Man 2.