Another solid superhero movie from Marvel. It's got some flaws (Swinton's miscast, Strange's training is rushed, could've used more world-building, etc.) but also some undeniable strengths. Cumberbatch was a good choice for the good doctor, he's got gravitas, smarts, and can even tell jokes without it being smart-alecky and cringe-inducing (unlike Larson's Captain Marvel). The finale is quite great.
Bonne introduction à ce que pourrait être la magie dans les RPG de Mage (White Wolf). Malheureusement, le film est plutôt mauvais! Bien des situations sont résolues Ex Machina ; le méchant du film avait un énorme potentiel, mais a été complètement gaspillé ; une réflexion métaphysique sur l'univers, le bien et le mal, la réalité aurait pu être mise de l'avant, mais on a préféré les explosions et les coups. Triste.
Outside of handheld camera work never has film made so dizzy, that's some sort of achievement I suppose...yes the actors are fine but we have watched this story so many times now. One more thing, all the Pop music references were dumb, do they actually serve the story in any way or are they there for the audience to laugh in recongnition
It has a solid first half and somewhat inventive visual effects (for a Marvel movie), but it's carried by an idiotic main character and good actors who speak almost entirely in whispers. Like most Marvel movies, it takes its ridiculous premise way too seriously; it's soaked in pseudo-hippie ideology coated with a "instinct trumps intellectualism" lesson. Rachel McAdams is good but wasn't given enough screen time.
As a follower of eastern religion and philosophy, i'm (as you must imagine) quite adept at using science-defying mystical powers to alter the world around me...dusting off another Marvel comic book, this one a hit in the sixties when psychedelia and "oriental" ideas were prevalent, Strange engages with phantasmagoria, humor, and the dr's charm, but fails to deliver a satisfying antagonist...maybe next time (oh yes)
A pretty good albeit derivative Marvel movie that is fun and fast paced. The cast is very good but the characters are not that interesting which makes me feel sorry for the actors. The action and visuals are cool but we´ve seen it before and the script does little to surprise or impress apart from what happens with Ejiofor's character after the credits.