So Marvel’s newest superhero/superwizard film will be out this week and well this one is as the name implies it “Strange”. But never has strange looked so good. If there is one thing that critics including myself agree on is that this film has some of the best visuals of any recent film. I mean some of this stuff looks and almost feels like a Salvador Dali dream. Director Scott Derrikson made a marvelous depiction of this strange Marvel Multiverse, and is followed with well timed jokes that keep the audience engaged but most importantly grounded.
Now one thing that really stands out apart from the visuals is the heavy hitter thespian cast. Benedict Cumberbatch is an absolute ace in his portrayal and the rest of the characters are on point. This is by far the “Classiest” cast in a superhero film.
Now as much as I would love to get into specifics of the film I will leave this a spoiler free review, but trust me when I tell you that you are in for an eye opening trip. I will have to comeback at a later date and do a follow up so that I may discuss what this new Multiverse can mean for the franchise and for up coming Marvel Universe.
All and all Dr. Strange was well modernized for the present audience yet still paying little homage to it’s 60’s roots. I believe the winning formula on this film is that no matter how many portals are open, and how many universes are jumped to, Derrikson and his screenwriting team remind you of the human aspect of the film. This film has heart, something that only one other Marvel film has, and one that was also doubted by many including me, Ant Man. Like Ant Man, Doctor Strange breaks the mold from that superhero formula trapping the audience and guiding it through a bizarre world. Now this is only the origin story so I’m thinking this is only going to get trippier.
By Hiram Trillo