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Monday, January 09, 2017

Doctor Strange

I'm looking forward to the Marvel film, Doctor Strange ...

a 2016 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures .... and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton. In Doctor Strange, surgeon Stephen Strange learns the mystic arts from the Ancient One after a career-ending car accident.

You've got to like a movie with Mads Mikkelsen in it :) Most known for obscure Danish films, he was in Arthur (see my review) and in the recent Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

But anyway, it will be some time before I get the film from Netflix, so meanwhile I'm reading the book instead - Marvel's Doctor Strange. I remember the comics from when I was a kid and all the mystical stuff in the story really appealed to me when I was a teen. Here's a bit about the story from the Wikipedia page for the movie ...

Stephen Strange, an acclaimed neurosurgeon, loses the use of his hands in a car accident. Fellow surgeon and former lover Christine Palmer tries to help him move on, but Strange, firmly believing he can regain use of his hands, instead uses all his resources pursuing experimental surgeries in vain. After learning of Jonathan Pangborn, a paraplegic who mysteriously was able to walk again, Strange seeks him out, and is directed to Kamar-Taj. There, Strange is taken in by another sorcerer under the Ancient One, Mordo. The Ancient One shows Strange her power, revealing the astral plane and other dimensions such as the Mirror Dimension. Amazed, Strange begs her to teach him, and she eventually agrees despite his arrogance ...

And here's a trailer for the movie ...

Too much fun :)


Anonymous Richard said...

Liked it! Enjoy

4:08 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Yay - a good review :)

4:23 PM  

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