Doctor Strange *
After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.
Stunning visual effects and an energetic cast help enliven the latest Marvel episode to a moderate level of distinction from its relatives. But, ultimately, it remains a Marvel movie and therefore suffers from incoherent fight scenes, dull villains, rampant sarcasm and a metaphysical logic that completely falls apart if one comprehends it for longer than 10 seconds.
d – Scott Derrickson
w – Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill (Based on the Comic Book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko)
ph – Ben Davis
pd – Charles Wood
m – Michael Giacchino
ed – Sabrina Plisco, Wyatt Smith
cos – Alexandra Byrne
p – Kevin Feige
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Benedict Wong, Benjamin Bratt, Michael Stuhlbarg, Scott Adkins