I really liked the movie, but at one point there was really too many CGI effects. Started to distract from the plot and acting. I think Benedict Cumberpatch did a good job, but I'll say this is one I can go a year or more before watching again. Not sorry I purchased, just sorry someone didn't curtail some of the effects that started to get in the way of what could have been a really great movie. Wanted to give it a five, or a four, but in honesty I think it's just a three.
Eh, it was okay. I was mostly distracted by the score, which I spent a while trying to place. Turns out they reused the one from from Star Trek (2009). If they modified it at all, it wasn't enough to not be distracting. And now that I think about it, didn't they also reuse the score in the Star Trek Into Darkness, which Benedict Cumberbatch was in . . .
weighted heavily with fx and neonic spectacle; even so, story line is so clichèd, i could have written 11 varieties myself. drama is driven by dilemmas, and ds includes very few; it simply degrades to the level of yet another of marvel's tedious, caped brawls.
I'm mid way through and his cape is beating all the bad guy bosses. It sort of kills any tension. It's all comic relief. The cape has saved him 5 times and is now beating up the bad guy. IDK I hope it ends better. Horrible fight scene development. What's the point of an anonymous invisible cape that saves the day. just stupid. Someone who doesn't understand action or tension or even comedy wrote that part and they probably thought it was brilliant. The whole movie is filled with bad attempts at comedy. The comic and even the recent marvill cartoon were so much better. arghh. It's frustrating because they got a lot right. The do a very good Dr. Strange and they understand the appeal of the character. Very good effects. I wish it stuck to the comic more. The pacing was much better in the comics. The training was much better. Nice cinematography and cgi .
I never read comic books growing up so this was my first exposure to Doctor Strange, but I was pretty disappointed.
I like Cumberbatch in general, but in this I felt like they should have just cast Hugh Laurie and been done with it, so desperate were they to mimic House. I love Rachel McAdams, but her character is totally superfluous and the love interest they try and create between them could not be worse.
The plot was so incredibly thin. The doc gets injured and after exploring medical solutions, can't think of anything except some insanely long shot mystical healing... umm, ok, but you'd think he'd have considered (even it turns out impossible) going to the Avenger's instead, given that they have way more advanced tech at their disposal; I'm pretty sure the glowy, explody, plant based thing could have cured him in 5 minutes! It was also so insanely easy to find and join the ancient one and her people. There is no time spent at all on explaining why Dr. Strange is chosen to join them which I feel makes it seem really arbitrary. One of the great things about the first Captain America film was how they selected him to undergo the procedure. Who and what and why is the ancient one? What is the dark dimension and why is bad? Nothing is explained or even really hinted at! It's like a Michael Bay film where the plot is always cut out.
Whatever you do, absolutely do not draw power from the dark dimension.... unless you have to, or even if you just want to it seems. And definitely, never ever manipulate the real world, and especially not time, that's an absolute no-no... except if you need to.