Film Review: Doctor Strange – “Dormammu, I’ve come to bargain!” 

Marvel’s official fourteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has arrived but this time its a very different type of superhero that saves the world and his name is Doctor Strange.


Marvel Studios has come a long way since 2008 when they released “Iron Man” which was the film that kicked off the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Doctor Strange is the 14th film in the MCU but is definitely a very different film compared to previous films released by Marvel because unlike the other films where we got to see our favourite superheroes fight evil, this film is very much on another level and with the way this film has been made its like the Avengers in their own film are almost working on a ground level while Doctor Strange is on a much higher level.

This film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange who’s life changes after a car accident which takes away his career as a surgeon after damaging some nerves within his hands. Doctor Strange suffers and looks for a cure for his hands but even traditional medicine fails him, Doctor Strange looks for healing, and hope, and finds a place where not only does he learn to heal his hands but also quickly learns that there is a dark force on the brink of destroying reality. Strange is forced to choose between his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.

Doctor Strange is definitely one of the greatest Marvel films ever made because not only does it have a great plot but it also has a great cast.

The special and visual effects in this film are just mind blowing and they are something which have never been seen in any other Marvel Cinematic Universe film before and I also think that it gives Marvel a boost because they now have a huge collection of special and visual effects which they could use and also expand on in future films including Avengers: Infinity War.

Now I think the way Marvel cast the characters within this film was brilliant because it felt like these great actors and actresses such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and more where meant to play these characters. This isn’t the first time Marvel have been successful with casting because they have done it time and time again with previous films.

The main villain within this film was kaecilius who was played by Mads Mikkelson who I thought was very good. I think Mads Mikkelson’s take on a character within the MCU was fantastic because he bought something new to the marvel universe and with many people comparing Kaecilius to Loki, I will say that Mad Mikkelson made sure that he was very different. I think it would have been great to explore Kaecilius a lot more because I think there was a little bit more to the character. It would also be great to see Kaecilius return in the future to fight Loki or maybe in a villain version avengers film.

with the film being compared by film critics to Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2. The special and visual effects within this film are mind blowing and I think Marvel has done a terrific job in the casting for the roles because Benedict Cumberbatch is fantastic as Doctor Strange and in my opinion I think he was born to play this character because he is just an amazing actor who is capable of playing many different roles and I really hope that he gets nominated for an Oscar one day.

But I have got to say Doctor Strange was a fantastic film  and I’m going to give it a 8/10. I am really looking forward to seeing Benedict Cumberbatch return as the character again. I definitely recommend you guys go and see this film.

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Written by Riaz Osman – @OsmanRiaz98 –


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