In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there is always a great expectation especially when a new title is released. In recent years, the start and impending build up of story lines such as Iron Man, Thor and the Avengers, have kept viewers interested.
With the recent injection of much needed fuel to the proverbial fire by DC coming out of the shadows with their own plans, the Marvel side needed to invest in “other” characters to carry forward the mantle.
Enter Dr Stephen Strange.
It took 20 years for this movie to come to fruition. But in my opinion, opens up the MCU to a new level of infinite possibilities. The fight scenes is awesome, and the movie is enjoyable on Imax. Then again, most of them are.
Benedict Cumberbatch as the Doc at first was a strange casting. His work on Dr Who made him a household name in the United Kingdom. Like always, these type of movies has a way of bringing out the best in actors and I look forward to his contribution in the MCU.
Chiwetel Ejoifor was a surprise inclusion, but I always liked him for his roles in 2012, 12 Years a Slave and American Gangster. The real surprise though was Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One.
On a scale of 10, I would rate this a solid 9. I think the graphics was awesome, and the Mystical realm has endless possibilities going forward. The next feature is only due in May 2017 when Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is released. Might be a good idea to stock up on the Blu Ray release when it comes out.