Doctor Strange (2016)

Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
release date
Director
Scott Derrickson
Written by
Cast
Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, Michael Stuhlbarg, Rachel McAdams, Scott Adkins, Tilda Swinton

Synopsis

Before he met the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange (Cumberbatch) was an unlikable and egotistical neurosurgeon. Everything changes when a car accident limits Strange’s use of his hands, sending him on a maddening quest for a miracle cure. This origin story introduces the magical and mystical realms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Enter the world of Dr. Stephen Vincent Strange, a world-famous neurosurgeon whose car accident that left him unable to use his hands. As he desperately tries to find a cure to enable his hands to perform operations again he comes across a world that leads to another dimension.

Dr. Strange is an arrogant man who loves to question authority and bend rules. However, after being taught about the different dimensions and learning about the constant threat that looms on Earth, he began to embrace his role as the humble protector. Taking after the responsibilities of the Ancient One who trained him before her demise, Strange went on to become the Sorcerer Supreme himself.

Dr. Strange, a character that was created for Marvel comics, is the brainchild of artist Steve Ditko and writer Stan Lee. 

The most recent movie which was released on October 13, 2016, features renowned actor Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange. He is joined by actress Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, another surgeon.

Actress Tilda Swinton’s role as the Ancient One is one of the biggest deviations from the source material. In the comics, Ancient One is a man of Asian descent while Swinton’s character, is a Celtic woman who learned from Ancient Ones before her.

Karl Mordo, a character portrayed by actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is also introduced differently in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). While the comic character has always been a villain, the movie version starts as one of the good guys, who questions the ways of the Ancient One, and Dr. Strange eventually. The teaser for the next installment seems to indicate that he will begin his journey to the dark side in the upcoming film.

Wong, who becomes Strange’s staunch ally is portrayed by actor Benedict Wong. Director Scott Derrickson headed production with Kevin Feige as producer and Stan Lee as one of the executive producers. Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson & C. Robert Cargil wrote the script.