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Doctor Strange (2016)

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While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

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Marvel's "Doctor Strange" follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Written by Marvel

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence | See all certifications »

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4 November 2016 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,058,311, 6 November 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$232,641,920

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$677,718,395
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

One of the relics in the New York Sanctum is a white mask with an ankh next to it. This is a reference to the Moon Knight, a superhero who was empowered (and sometimes possessed) by the Egyptian moon god Khonshu and wielded a stick shaped like an ankh. See more »

Goofs

In the bullet surgery scene, Dr Strange says the bullet has probably been hardened with antimony, which would imply it was a cast bullet. When he extracts it, it appears to be copper jacketed & not cast. It is also unlikely a hardened bullet, or any other bullet, to stop in the brain as it would more likely pass through the head & exit. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Ancient One: Master Kaecilius. That ritual will bring you only sorrow.
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Crazy Credits

A new Marvel logo appears with this film: comic-book pages, scripts and MCU film stills/scenes form the Marvel logo in a three-dimensional manner. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Dr. Strange (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Shining Star
Written by Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, and Maurice White
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire (as Earth, Wind & Fire)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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More of the Same, But Different!
14 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Perfectly enjoyable fun. Sound familiar? Doctor Strange being a different kind of hero doesn't really excuse most of this film's conventional plotting.

There's a much more interesting film in here, one in which Mads Mikkelsen isn't the main villain (yet) and getting in the way of the hero's journey and in which Tilda Swinton is even more ambiguous. Her obvious parallels to Stephen are perfectly apt and yet not allowed enough time to breathe and spin. It's all a last minute reveal and then a call to arms because plot and all is well because plot.

A lot has been made of the "trippy" special effects, and I guess they are compared to the traditional visuals employed in these types of movies. But let's not get carried away. Besides the travels through space and mind it's mostly buildings moving around like they're in Inception.

I didn't buy the last end credits scene. Useless and not earned. I'm sick of hero's with photographic memories. Let the hero be exceptional on their own merits. Action scenes could be less choppily edited. But still, it's fun in ways other recent Marvel movies haven't been.


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