FIRST LOOK: Mystical Dimensions Threaten Earth as Dr Strange Steps to the Hero Plate

Updated 1 year ago by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor
FIRST LOOK: Mystical Dimensions Threaten Earth as Dr Strange Steps to the Hero Plate

A fragile barrier separates our world from ones where mystical sorcerers cast spells opening a "multiverse" of dimensions inhabited by good and evil spirits. "Dr Strange" joins the Marvel movie Universe.

Benedict ("The Imitation Game," "12 Years a Slave") Cumberbatch has a egocentric rewarding career as a skillful neurosurgeon. He not much for saving lives in the E.R. with gal friend Christine Palmer (Rachael McAdams) who chides that his fame won't surge from a stint working with ordinary people. He sauters off in his expensive sports car driving and looking at x-rays on his phone screen.

Epitomizing 'distracted driving' warnings, he loses control and his hands suffer irreparable nerve damage ending his career.

McAdams often describes him as self-centered , but Cumberbatch despite a jerky rant to the compassionate female, falls notches below the arrogance of Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man/Tony Stark).

His quest for the impossible leads him to Nepal where a sorcerer (The Ancient One played by Tilda Swinton) tells him, "You're a man looking at the world through a keyhole. You've spent your life trying to widen it. Your work saved the lives of thousands. What if I told you that reality is one of many?"

Belief, conjure, and shield  are the most significant concepts in the  introduction to broad mystic dimensions rivaling space, as a new bold frontier. Folding and tilting special effect wonders imagine  spiritual supernatural alternate hidden realities.

There's no comparison including Potter's Hogwarts, which represent a darkly construed finite location where wizards and witchcraft reign. "Dr. Strange" injects unlimited existential planes opening with a "Ghostbuster" kind of wand.

This dazzling, kaleidoscopic palette blends effortlessly with real time achieved through the sweeping dimensional travel short cuts (for example) upon which spell versus spell one on one combative encounters emerge.

HEADS UP: Stay through ALL the credits for not one, but TWO, clips.

 

 

 

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