Prepare to get your mind blown! Doctor Stephen Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, is a world class neurosurgeon who is not only revolutionizing his field but is also on high demand. While evaluating a prospective patient, a freak accident sends him on a journey of self discovery and healing from which he comes back well versed in the occult and magic. In true Marvel Studios charm, Dr. Strange’s nature is revealed throughout the many interactions with the supporting cast. The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Wong (Benedict Wong) and Dr Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams) attempt to bring out the best in our main man, who needs to be the best of the best at the expense of all that he loves.
This movie is everything you want it to be and more. The Lucasfilm graphic arts and special effects are mind blowing and pure gold. Even though it looked like a mix of Inception and parkour, it ended up becoming a true masterpiece of deception, illusion and mind bending spells and action sequences. The 3D version did not disappoint and the musical score enhances the experience. It has been a while since I have seen a movie that moved me and engaged me, presenting a multiverse that not only makes sense but contains multidimensional worlds. A Harry Potter esque quality allows you to live and cross between the worlds becoming mesmerized by the possibilities.
The humor and satire in these movies is not lost and makes the ride even more satisfying. Stay until the end for the extra scene after the credits.