Yesterday, I was invited to an Advanced VIP and Press Preview of Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and the experience was surreal. I don’t have any background knowledge on Doctor Strange, except from what the trailers reveal, but one thing’s for sure: you’re going to enjoy the movie even if you’re not a comic book geek! Check out the three reasons why I liked the movie after the trailer:
- The cast has all my favorite people. Mads Mikkelsen, Rachel McAdams, and Benedict Cumberbatch topbill Doctor Strange, and the three of them in one movie promises amazing things for the viewers. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Dr. Stephen Strange, a renowned neurosurgeon who loses fine motor control of his hands in a car accident. Rachel McAdams plays Dr. Christine Palmer, an ER physician who works alongside Dr. Strange. Mads Mikkelsen takes the pivotal role of Kaecilius – a former master of the Kamar-Taj. That’s all I can reveal for now! ;)
- The visual effects is like Inception all over again, only better. The visual effects is one of the most praise-worthy elements of the movie. If you loved the trippy feel of Inception, Doctor Strange takes it ten notches higher with its mystical elements. Hence, there is no other way to enjoy the movie than in IMAX 3D. (I know I said I hated watching in 3D, but this one’s an exception!)
- There’s humor in all the right places. I know a handful of people who don’t enjoy serious super-hero movies, and I can say there’s no danger of Doctor Strange turning boring! I enjoyed the dry humor c/o Mads Mikkelsen, and pop culture references here and there.
The movie depicted Doctor Strange’s origin story well, and truth be told, the movie felt a bit short because I wanted more. We had a blast watching Marvel’s Doctor Strange on IMAX 3D! Don’t miss it for the world! ;) -HANA