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I'm a huge Marvel fan and Strange was always one of my favorite comic characters. This movie didn't disappoint. Highly entertaining with Cumberpatch giving a convincing performance all the way through.
Disappointing. I was not surprised that a Marvel film lacked subtle characterisation or any profound insights into the human condition but I did think it would be a little more fun. The story is clichÃ©d... Read more, makes no sense (in a clichÃ©d way) and the dialogue terrible â€“ thatâ€™s if you can even work out what Benedict Cumberbatch is trying to say in his American (Welsh? Icelandic?) accent. There are almost no jokes. I imagine a lot of the budget went on visual effects which are as expected. The best bit is the chase through an MC Escher designed New York.
Cumberpatch was great as Dr Strange, and there were some amazing special effects which surpassed even "Inception". However a third of the way into film the plot was all over, and for the remainder it descended into a series of fight scenes.
A worth while watch, felt like Inception meets Marvel at times. Cumberpatch plays the role well however some further character developement in the second half may have helped understand with what drives... Read more him, although insight into this is given in his later interactions with the "Ancient One". Looking forward to see how this character will be merged into the current marvel storyline arc.